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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What are the recommended medications to heal for hemorrhoids?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 42-year-old male. I have bleeding with pressure from my swollen part of the hemorrhoid. Kindly suggest a medicine or pain reliever for hemorrhoid.   Read Full »


Dr. Sosela Rrusho

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern with hemorrhoids. In this condition, taking some topical treatments using local anesthetic ointment, mild astringents such as witch hazel, and corticosteroid creams help a lot. You can use Anodan HC rectal suppository or 0.5 % ointment (Hydroco...  Read Full »

Why are there cyst-like bumps on my eyebrow?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an infection in my eyebrow, causing cyst-like bumps and redness. It was accompanied by dry skin and flakiness. It seems to come and go. It has been an ongoing issue for over a year now. This is the worst it has ever been, and I pretty much have no eyebrow, just red bumps instead. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Do you have a greasy scalp?Is there any pain over the area of hair loss?Do you get pus-filled lesions, and after that, you experience hair loss from your eyebrow?  Read Full »

What are some of my yellow and green tattoos itchy, hard, and bumpy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am concerned about my tattoo placed before two months back. I have five tattoos with different colors such as blue, yellow, red, green, and purple. I have itching on my yellow and green tattoos from time to time and it lasts for two weeks. It subsides eventually for five to eight days ...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvina Attavar

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Itchiness and thickening over tattoos indicate a couple of things. As these are occuring over colored pigments, there is a high chance for you to have tattoo granuloma. It means that the colored pigments have caused a foreign body reaction in your skin. If topical s...  Read Full »

After taking antibiotics for the flu, I got an extreme allergic reaction. Is this normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently had the flu that is going round. During it, my GP prescribed me Erythromycin because she thought that I had a bacterial infection in my throat. Whether or not she was right, I suffered an extreme allergic reaction to the antibiotic, which I had used before without side effects....  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. During an episode of the flu, the rash is a very common manifestation. However, at times, it is very tough to differentiate if it is a viral rash or a drug rash because of allergy to the medication. Viral exanthems do follow a pattern in a few cases, and they subside on ...  Read Full »

My 5-year-old daughter is suffering from cough and fever. Can I give Dexona to her?

Query: Hello doctor, My 5 year old daughter is suffering from a cough and mild fever for the last four days. Doctor prescribed with LCF Syrup and Azithral Syrup, but she is still coughing. Today, when she was sleeping, we heard cracking and wheezing sound and difficulty in breathing. Shall I give her Dexon...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do CBC (complete blood count) and a chest x-ray before starting Dexona (Dexamethasone) as it is a steroid. Also, there may be a history of childhood asthma (hyper-reactive airway disease) and it is better to be sure before giving this medicine. This mostly looks li...  Read Full »

Does Synacthen test provide accurate results regarding pituitary gland function?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with Cushing's disease, which caused a high level of cortisol before two years. The tumor size was 2 mm. I had surgery and the pituitary gland tumor was removed. Then, I am having a low level of cortisol and T4. After the operation, I am taking Hydrocortisone (10 mg or 5 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your question. I have noted all your laboratory test results (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The only doubt I want to clear is about the medicine. Did you mention cortisol PM part as after medicine? Which was the medicine you took? Was it H...  Read Full »

Why do I get recurrent balanitis?

Query: Hi doctor, My foreskin is not coming down. I had balanitis before two years and I was advised to take some tablets and cream by my doctor and it got cured after using it. Now I have the same problem 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 understand your concern. According to the statement, you have been suffering from balanitis. It causes inflammation on the head of the penis or gland penis. It causes difficulty in pulling foreskin with other clinical features. It is usually caused due to infectio...  Read Full »

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 »

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 »

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