Hydrocortisone

Hydrocortisone is a medicinal form of the hormone cortisol. It reduces swelling, itching, and redness of skin seen in eczema, allergies, rashes, insect bites, and poison ivy. It is also used in conditions like thyroiditis, high blood calcium, rheumatoid arthritis, COPD, asthma, and adrenocortical insufficiency.

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Does penile melanosis require any treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I have noticed a black spot on my penis. I have no other symptoms. I am feeling a bit anxious.  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is penile melanosis with dryness. It is a harmless benign condition that can occur due to multiple causes. It is only a cosmetic concern. Do not be scared. Do not worry. Apply Tacroz (Tacrolimus) 0.03% cream at daytime in small quantity for three weeks. Apply Cu...  Read Full »

Why do I get recurrent balanitis?

Query: Hello doctor, My foreskin is not coming down. I had balanitis two years back, and I was advised for some tablets and cream in the icliniq app and got cured again. I am having the same problem now after two years.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from balanitis, which is the inflammation of the head of the penis or glans penis. It is associated with the difficulty of coming down of foreskin with other clinical features. It may resul...  Read Full »

Do I need biopsy for a lesion on my calf?

Query: Hello doctor, A lesion on my calf is bruising. My GP said it was only worrying because I am 20 and very healthy. I have been trying to get an appointment for it to be looked at since the summer and it was cancelled last week because of COVID-19. As I was becoming increasingly worried and my GP said...  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case. Your lesions on the calf are part of Schamberg's disease of pigmented purpuric dermatosis. It occurs when due to some reasons like prolonged standing, blood accumulates in lower limbs and there in vessels pressure increases, and they get...  Read Full »

How to stop the skin on my penile tip from peeling?

Query: Hi doctor, The thing on the tip of my penis has peeled twice. I still put Clotrimazole as you said and took the prescribed medicines. I would say it is improved, but it is still here. Anything we can do about it?  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from peeling of skin from the tip of the penis. According to the picture that is provided here (attachment removed to protect patient identity), you may suffer from balanitis, w...  Read Full »

Why do I get drool stains on the corner of the mouth?

Query: Hello doctor, I need treatment for drool stains on the corner of my mouth. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Use 1 percent Hydrocortisone cream at night (in a very small quantity) for seven days, Tacroz 0.1 percent ointment twice daily during the day for ten days. Do you use cosmetics like lip balm? Is there any history of atopy or allergies? Do you have irritation due t...  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 »

What could present as a small white dot on the inflamed penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27-year-old male. I am circumcised and recently noticed irritation on my penis near the head. I have a small white dot just above the circumcision line. And I also have two to three pink spots surrounding my tip. Some papules seem to be slightly inflamed and irritated. There is no ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case. In my opinion, you are having a genital lichen planus. It has nothing to do with STD (sexually transmitted disease), and it is also not part of fungus infection. It is an inflammatory response. However, a further detailed examination is ...  Read Full »

Which topical cream suits best for dark spots and hyperpigmentation?

Query: Hello doctor, I have dark spots on my chin area, and it does not go away for more than a month. I have tried a lot but could not. It turns red too. Which product is suitable for dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and redness?  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Use 1 percent Hydrocortisone cream (Elica cream) twice daily for five days in a minimal amount to reduce inflammation and redness. Apply Kojic cream at night for 20 days (on dark spots) after inflammation is reduced, and use Kojic soap for bath. Apply Photostable...  Read Full »

How to treat red dots on penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have some red dots around my penis. I have already consulted a doctor for that before two years. Doctor prescribed me Clobeatsol and Propionate cream. It got cured, but again now I am getting the same problem. Kindly give me a permanent solution as these dots are increasing.  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your description seems previously you were affected with a yeast infection, which leads to red dots over the glans penis known as balanitis. Predisposing factors include poor hygiene and overwashing, over-the-counter medications, and nonretraction of the foreskin. It m...  Read Full »

How to treat inflamed scalp due to contact dermatitis by tree tea oil application?

Query: Hello doctor, About two months ago, I used a coal tar shampoo mistakenly because I thought it would help remove a reaction I had to fenugreek, where I was constantly itching and flaking. Then, about three weeks ago, I washed my hair with 100% kaolin clay, undiluted tea tree oil, and apple cider vin...  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hydrocortisone ointment is a type of steroid. Most Hydrocortisone are mild, and they are used in the treatment of eczema, insect bites, and, in your case, for treating contact dermatitis. There are points to be kept in mind while using Hydrocortisone ointment: 1. It s...  Read Full »

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