Cetrimide is an antiseptic agent that contains a mixture of three ammonium compounds such as tetradonium bromide, cetrimonium bromide, and lautrimonium bromide. It has antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties. It treats infections and reduces irritation on the affected region.
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Query: Hello doctor, I have recurrent folliculitis. The most common areas are in my upper legs and skin where my pubic hair lies. I hope you can help me out in explaining why this happens to me. I have this for almost two years now. I was given antibiotics once in the past. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Recurrent folliculitis occurs in people who has deficiency to fight staphylococcus aureus bacteria. These are small boils which occur repeatedly at multiple sites of the body. Antibiotic heals them but they again appear after a few weeks or days. It can develop any time d... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from folliculitis that is pimple on scalp filled with pus. I would be grateful if you could advice me the treatment for the same. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to take oral as well as topical antibiotics. Start with tablet Augmentin (combination of Amoxicillin and Clavulanate) 625 mg twice daily for a week and apply Mupirocin ointment on the pimples twice daily till they resolve. This normally takes 7-10 days. If they a... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My 1 and a half month old baby is having mild cradle cap and cluster of red pimples on his face. The area is quite dry even though the pimples are gone. This has left a white patch or discoloration on his cheeks. Is this atopic dermatitis or seborrheic dermatitis? How long will it l... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted your concern and I have viewed the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The baby has post-inflammatory hypopigmentation due to seborrheic dermatitis. It is nothing serious and will go with time. I suggest you apply Desowen lotion (D... Read Full »