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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Can piles cause a small pimple in the anal area?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a small pimple or swelling in the anal area since last week, which is not painful, and there is no problem with the bowel movement. It is sometimes itching. Is it piles or any related disease? It just had a small itching sensation and had small pain while washing after a bowel ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This seems to be a perianal boil. The boil is a pus containing a hair follicle. Hairs are the stalk, and follicles are the trunk of the hair. The follicle can get infected and cause enlarged painful swelling called a boil. It is not communicating to your bowel. That ...  Read Full »

I have painful and itchy rashes on my neck. How to cure it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a terrible, painful and itching rash on my neck since 20 days. I have taken Benadryl, Claritin, Allegra and now Zyrtec with Fluocinonide ointment. Before that, I used Triamcinolone Acetonide and Cortizone-10 cream.¬†Nothing is working. I had similar problem thrice before due to all...  Read Full »


Dr. Chaitra Prakash

Cosmetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As I can see from the picture uploaded (attachment removed to protect patient identity), there is some redness and there are few sores. There might have been a contact dermatitis. You could find relief from using Cetaphil moisturizer and Mometasone and Fusidic acid cream ...  Read Full »

How to treat chronic balanitis with painful swelling?

Query: Hi doctor, I am diabetic. I have chronic balanitis for the past two years. Now, I have swelling under my foreskin and I am able to open the foreskin to clean the white dirt. I usually dip my penis in cold water after getting excruciating pain. But my swelling hurts me a lot as it causes unbearable ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You seem to have an ulcerated lesion on the glans penis along with balanitis. It can be due to fungal infection, herpes, chronic abrasion, or any other sexual disease. Please me...  Read Full »

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 »

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 »

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