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Intralesional Steroid Injection

Intralesional steroid injection is the process of injecting a corticosteroid such as Triamcinolone directly into a skin lesion. It is generally injected right under the skin. It is used for skin conditions such as nodulocystic acne, localized psoriasis, alopecia areata, hypertrophic lichen planus, and other inflammatory skin infections.

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What can be done to avoid irritation and rubbing of keloid on chest?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a keloid I guess at the center of my chest for the past year and a new one developed a few months back. I took treatment but was not effective. I used to take Isotretinoin capsules daily and apply Clobkare cream. One major problem I face with them is they rub against the shirt ...  Read Full »

Dr. G. S. S. Sandeep

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Keloids are a type of scar that itches or irritates when something touches it. Do not apply any tapes or plaster because if you try to remove the tape you will pluck your hair which in turn induces keloid formation. You can plan for intralesional Triamcinolone injection a...  Read Full »

There are hairless patches in my beard. What can it be?

Query: Hello doctor, There is a hairless patch forming in my beard. The hairless patch feels smoother. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is called alopecia areata. I suggest you try the following: Desowen cream (Desonide), twice daily. Visit a dermatologist for intralesional steroid injection (ILS), it helps hair regrowth. It is given once in three weeks. Oral zinc supplement, tablet Zinfate, once dai...  Read Full »

What is the cause of chalazion and how to cure it?

Query: Hello doctor, A few days before, when I woke up, my eyes are swollen and painful. The swelling started to settle down after a few days by using warm compression, but there is a lump on my left eye. I do have a history of a chalazion in the left eye before two months. I underwent surgery in the past...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Koranmath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A chalazion is caused when glands (meibomian glands) in eyelids are blocked. Chalazion sometimes reduces with anti-inflammatory drops but very less. There are two options left now since it has not reduced, intralesional steroid injection or surgery (Incision and Cure...  Read Full »

Why do I have a small bump on my stomach for the past few years?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had this little bump on my stomach for a few years. I have attached a picture of the bump. I have shaved the area to give you a better picture. The bump is not growing or increasing in size. It has been the same size. What could this be?  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the attached picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Since there are many causes of nodule and complete history with good clinical examination is necessary to diagnose the nodule, I would like to give a differential diagnosis of what could it...  Read Full »

My MRI scan report shows stenosis of the spine. Is it alarming?

Query: Hello doctor, Three days back, I had an MRI scan of my brain and spine. The brain report was normal; however, the spine had some issues. The reports said I have two types of stenosis, canal and foraminal. The canal stenosis is mild to moderate involving C5 and C6, whereas the foraminal stenosis is s...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your reports (attachments removed to protect patient's identity), and your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan shows severe foraminal stenosis at C 5/6 and left side of C 6/7. You do not have any cord changes, and it is borne by the fact that the central ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for the scar on my face?

Query: Hello doctor, I have these marks which were initially boils. I have had these marks on my chin before but was not so bad, but the other day I had three boils and it made the marks on my face look more standing out as before they were not noticeable. I used hot water on my boils and I think that it ...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your query and concern and examined your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). With your descriptions and given picture, it seems you have a hypertrophic scar (raised scar due to excess collagen deposits). If you will not treat them, it w...  Read Full »

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