Fusidic Acid

Fusidic acid is a commonly used topical antibiotic and is available as eye drops, cream, tablets, and injection. It is effective against gram-positive bacteria. It is used topically for acne vulgaris, and to treat methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

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What could be the hard bump on the shaft during erection without pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a little white bump on my shaft. I noticed that sometimes when I have an erection, it appears but not always, and it does not hurt at all. It has been there for two years now, and it did not get enlarged, and it is hard when I touch it.  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is there itching, burning, irritation, swelling, or inflammation? Do you have a tight foreskin? Improper hygiene? Scratching or rubbing? Any allergic reactions to irritant soap? History of sexual contact or exposure to chemicals? Please reply.  Read Full »

I am concerned about the white color in my penile head. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old male. I have noticed in the past two years that the head of my penis is becoming white. I did not notice it first and now it become more noticeable. I am sexually active and I do have a partner and I am embarrassed because she saw it. I have only been with her for t...  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have intense itching, white patches, inflammation or swelling, urethral discharge, or itchy genitals? It candidal balanitis. Does your partner has vaginal discharge? Attach a picture of the lesion for better understanding and confirmation of diagnosis.  Read Full »

Is the lesion an ingrown hair or pimple in genital area?

Query: Hello doctor, I have noticed what I think is either an ingrown hair or pimple in my genital area. I would like to get a dermatologist's look at it for confirmation, in case I am wrong and it is a potential STD (though from what I have found it does not seem like HPV or herpes, nor molluscum). It ap...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case. There are two possible causes of your pimple like lesion.c 1. Ingrowing hair or folliculitis. These are usually painful lesion. Treatment is to apply Fusidic acid cream 2 to 3 times a day for seven days. 2. Chancre of primary syphilis wh...  Read Full »

What is the white seed-like boil on my penis?

Query: Hello doctor,I have something like a small seed inside the skin below the penis. If pressed hard, a white material comes out, only when the foreskin is open. The fluid has a bad smell to it. It has been there for two years. Only during a hard erection, it produces a discomfort due to its sharp pain...  Read Full »

Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since the last two years, is there a continuous worsening of this condition or was there on and off episodes? Revert back with an image. Revert with more information to a dermatologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

Kindly suggest treatment for painful pus-filled group of rashes on the back.

Query: Hello doctor, I developed some skin rashes where medium-sized reddish marks have developed on my stomach and back. They have a burning sensation and minor pain when touched. At each of those rashes, there are multiple minor pus-like swellings grouped together. I have had this for the past three da...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. These rashes could be herpetic rashes. I need to see these rashes to confirm the diagnosis. Please revert with a photo so I can suggest you treatment accordingly. Do seek treatment to avoid to prevent complications.  Read Full »

What is the treatment for small cyst like bump on penis with inflamed hair follicle?

Query: Hello doctor, I have recently developed a small cyst like bump on the shaft of my penis. I have had this for about three weeks now, after I saw that one of my hair follicles was red and I tried to squeeze it, and ended up becoming blistery and inflamed. However, over the three weeks I have had it, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the history and photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it seems you have developed furunculosis. It is a bacterial infection of hair follicle and its surrounding area. We need to start you on oral and topical antibiotics for this. Take tablet A...  Read Full »

I have an infection on my penis that is not healing. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old unmarried male. I have a patch on the inner part of the skin that covers the penis. I consulted a doctor. He asked me to take Cefix 200 twice daily, Atazis 1/2 morning and 1 in the evening for five days and MF Sudif ointment. He then asked me to continue these for ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the image, it appears to be psoriasis (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You will need a physical examination as well as skin biopsy and dermoscopy for a confirmation. Please visit a dermatologist for the same. Please provide me the following infor...  Read Full »

How long will it take to heal oil burn on face?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife has oil burn on her face, she consulted a hospital and they gave Exocin for one week and later doctor has prescribed to use Aloe vera gel. Initially, we have got Aloederma and skin on face lightened to pink. Later week we got Elovera gel from GlennMarc and slightly got exposed...  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Apply Fucidin cream twice daily for seven days (to prevent secondary bacterial infection), tablet Limcee 500 mg once a day for 30 days (help in wound healing). Is there a fever? Any antibiotic treatment done? Clean the area with Povidone-iodine and normal saline...  Read Full »

Please suggest a permanent remedy for scrotal dermatitis.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from scrotal dermatitis which is recurring. I am having itching and rashes on the scrotal area and dryness in both scrotal and penis foreskin. I used Fucibet and Levocetirizine intermittently with a prescription from a dermatologist which subsides the symptoms for some...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw your photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is scrotal dermatitis only. Now scrotal dermatitis can occur due to many underlying causes including allergy to some lotion or new garment or due to underlying deficiency or thyroid disorder or...  Read Full »

My 26-day-old child has white acne on face and medications did not help. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My child is having white acne on the face surrounded by reddishness. It is on cheeks, forehead, slightly on the backside of the head, and mildly on the chest as well. My baby's age is 26 days. What do I do? I have consulted the doctor and he recommended Fusidic acid and Beclomethasone ...  Read Full »

Dr. Hardika Kothari


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly send the picture of the face, back, and chest. Is there any itching or fever? What is the duration of symptoms? Is the baby taking feed well? Are there similar complaints in other members of the family? I need all these information along with the picture to d...  Read Full »

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