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 causes white dots on the penile shaft?

Query: Hello doctor, I have small white dots below the skin of my penis shaft on one side. They do not itch. They are just unsightly. How do I get rid of them?  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you scratch or rub the lesion excessively? Do you have a popping or pricking history? Is there any injury? Do you use any lubricant or harsh soap? Is there a history of atopy or allergies? Are you a diabetic? Attach a picture of the lesion for confirmation of dia...  Read Full »

How to confirm whether my genital ulcer is due to syphilis or herpes?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a genital ulcer for many days, and I do not know what is going on. I am a medical student and thinking about two causes, genital herpes or syphilis. I had an STD test for both and took treatment for this. Personally, it reminds me of herpes, and I have started taking Valacyclov...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many differential diagnoses of genital ulcer-like herpes genitalis, primary chancre, beaches, chancroid, gonorrhea, STI, etc. Have you done VRDL, TPHA, FTA-Abs tests? If the tests come reactive or positive, take tablet Doxycycline 100 mg twice daily aft...  Read Full »

What could be a small freckle with a brown spot on the tummy area?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 42-year-old female in a premenopausal condition with fair skin. I found a small dark freckle on my tummy a couple of months ago, which I cut out myself. Now I am left with a brown scar. Do you think it is sinister?  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. Do you have a family history of melanoma? Do you have any associated symptoms? Are there any itching, irritation, or pain? Is there bleeding or crust formation? Do you have many moles, dysplastic nevi, or freckles on the body? Are any changes in shape, size, or...  Read Full »

How to treat dyshidrotic eczema with oozing blisters?

Query: Hello doctor, I think I have dyshidrotic eczema on my feet, but the little bubbles are starting to get bigger, and the skin around it is cracking, along with one of the bubbles oozing. I have been moisturizing and cleaning it, keeping them covered with bandages, but it does not seem to be getting b...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have a history of atopy or allergies? Are there any aggravation factors? Or does winter aggravates it? Since when it appeared? Is there any pus-filled lesion or painful blisters? Do you scratch or rub the lesion excessively? Do you have any fever? Attach th...  Read Full »

How to get rid of recurrent painful boils on the tip of the nose?

Query: Hello doctor,On the tip of my nose, there is a red spot with what seems to be a small hole. It irritates the nose area. And it has been about one year when I first experienced it. It is not so itchy but has some pain.  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Use Nadibact (Nadifloxacin) cream at night for 15 days. Take tablet Ciplox (Ciprofloxacin) 500 mg once a day after food for five days, tablet Emanzen D (Serratiopeptidase and Diclofenac Sodium) twice daily for three days (if painful), and tablet Levocetirizine 5 ...  Read Full »

How to treat chronic balanitis with painful swelling?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a diabetic. I have chronic balanitis for the past two years. Now there is swelling under the foreskin that can open the foreskin to clean the white dirt. I dip the penis in cold water after excruciating pain and open the foreskin to clean. But the swelling is so much that closing...  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like an ulcerated lesion on the glans penis along with balanitis, which could be due to fungal infection, herpes, chronic abrasion, or other sexual diseases (if there is a hist...  Read Full »

Why do I get recurrent irritation around the head of the penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a recurrent irritation around the head of my penis. I have been to an STI clinic, and they have ruled out herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea, Mgen. I have a week course of Ciprofloxacin, and it seemed to clear up irritation, but a month later, it was back. I had a week's course of Do...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. Do you have any associated symptoms? Is there itching or burning, or painful urination? Do you indulge in excess scratching and rubbing? Are your hygiene improper? Do you get recurrent balanitis? Are you a diabetic? Is there swelling and inflammation of the gla...  Read Full »

How to get rid of swollen cracked foot?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 64-year-old female. I have an awful cracked, blistered, and swollen foot. I have been going to hot springs and mineral pools for the last three weeks pretty much daily and had itchiness. But in the last few days, it blistered, the skin cracked and wept, and the swelling has aff...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Apply Fucibet cream (Fusidic acid and Betamethasone) at night for 15 days, Mupirocin ointment at daytime, and noon for ten days. Take tablet Zifi (Cefixime) 200 mg twice daily after food for five days, or tablet Ciplox (Ciprofloxacin) 500 mg once in a day after foo...  Read Full »

How to treat skin rashes due to a hen scratch?

Query: Hello doctor,About a month ago, a hen scratched my hand. I do not know if there is a connection, but I got a rash. I used Triderm against fungus infection, and the rash almost disappeared. After that, I got a rash on other parts of the body. The doctor said the skin was dry, and I have dermatitis. H...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Use Fucidin cream twice daily in the morning and noon for seven days, Miconazole ointment/gel at night for 15 days. Take tablet Levocetirizine 5 mg at night after dinner for seven days. Avoid scratching or rubbing lesions as it may cause secondary bacterial infectio...  Read Full »

Why do I have reddish discoloration in my penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a strange red discoloration on the glans of my penis (on the top). At first, I thought maybe it was from rubbing inside the briefs, but it has been there for several months and has become bigger, and it also tends to get dry. A rug burn is the best thing I can say to describe i...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have burning on urination, increased frequency of urination, or irritation? Will you do excess scratching and rubbing of the lesion? Will you do rough handling? Do you have any contact with irritant or chemical contact? Have you used lubricants and harsh soap?...  Read Full »

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