Mometasone

Mometasone is a corticosteroid used to reduce swelling of the skin or the lining of the respiratory tract. It is used to treat inflammatory conditions like eczema, psoriasis, allergic rhinitis, asthma, and penile phimosis. Its side effects include blurred vision, eye pain, high blood sugar, and skin irritation.

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I want to enquire about a combination cream, which made my skin dry and my acne worse with skin peeling off.

Query: Hi doctor, I want to enquire about the Tretinoin cream, which I have been using for the last three days. I had acne on my face, so I applied a cream that contained Hydroquinone, Tretinoin, and Mometasone. It converts my skin into dry skin, and acne becomes worse, brown, and starts peeling off my ski...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the information provided on your end, and I do understand your concern. The triple regimen cream consisting of Tretinoin, Mometasone, and Hydroquinone is a medicated cream that is used for specific skin conditions like melasma and lentigines and ...  Read Full »

How to care for my child's eczema ?

Query: Hello doctor, My 12-year-old daughter has had a skin problem on and off since she was a toddler. We guess it to be eczema. It started in her inner crease of the right elbow as a pink, itchy spot, and it spread to her left hand in between her middle fingers and palm. The skin is pink, peels off, and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have seen the pictures you sent (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity).It is hand eczema (dermatitis). Dermatitis is confined mainly to hands with or without minor involvement of other areas. The disease can be acute, lasting less than three months, ...  Read Full »

Can a sinus infection cause swollen salivary glands?

Query: Hello doctor, I went to the ER for a painful gland. It turned out that I have a blocked salivary gland. When the CT scan was taken, there were notes in the report about silent sinus syndrome and other things that were never even brought up to me. I have uploaded the report. Is there anything in t...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is a calcification in the left submandibular gland, which needs to be removed, as it is troubling you. Silent sinus syndrome is due to maxillary sinusitis, which involves the orbit...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for small red bumps in the lower calf muscle, the ankle, and the thighs?

Query: Hi doctor, I have small red bumps in the lower calf muscle, the ankle, and the thighs, which started four to five days ago. There is no inflammation or itching. I have not been exposed to anything new. It could be a rubbing rash, but I am not sure. I am not on any medication, but I may have a sinus ...  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. I had gone through the photographs attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It looks like leukocytoclastic vasculitis. It is an inflammation of blood vessels. It can affect the skin and ...  Read Full »

I am having permanent rashes on the sides of my neck. What are they?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had three scabs or sores on my body for a few months now and they did not heal. They are on my foot, back and hip. They are purple and red with a white dry patch over the top. They are extremely itchy. I also have a permanent rash on either side of my neck and outside my elbows....  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your query and concern. Over the neck, it seems that you have Poikiloderma of Civatte (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Poikiloderma of Civatte refers to redness associated with a mottled pigmentation seen on the sides of the neck, more com...  Read Full »

Why am I having red spots with dry, irritated skin on the arms, shoulders, and legs?

Query: Hi doctor, I have red spots of dry and irritated skin on the arms, shoulders, and leg, just below the waistline. Minor itchiness comes and goes. I am using Neosporin for about a week, but they are still there. I am attaching a picture of these red spots.  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need more information. From when do you have this problem? How many lesions do you have in total? How many episodes per year? Do you have flaky scalp? Any history of fever? A month back, did you have similar lesions? The images (attachment removed to protect...  Read Full »

What can be done for swollen turbinates due to rebound congestion?

Query: Hello doctor, I am on rebound congestion because of misuse of the nasal spray. I have used it seven days not knowing that will cause me rebound effect. My ENT doctor says to continue my spray due to my dry nasal congestion I think. Now I went back to him saying that, I had rebound congestion and m...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Why do you feel the turbinates are not getting reduced? Is it because you see those big in the mirror? Is there any symptomatic improvement in nose block after the use of Mometasone? Turbinates usually increase and decrease in their size a few times a day. Additional...  Read Full »

How can alopecia be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a problem with alopecia for four months. My hair is not growing. Kindly suggest some medicine. I am on vitamins.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw your clinical picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The diagnosis is alopecia areata. The most effective treatment will be intralesional steroid injection. This is the injection given straight to the bald area. You need to meet a dermatol...  Read Full »

I have redness and itching after stopping Hydroquinone and Mometasone cream. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am using skin lite cream for the past two years. This cream contains Hydroquinone and Mometasone. Now I am stopping the usage of this cream. Now in my face, I am seeing redness and itching like skin allergy. Please suggest the best creams or medicine to cure this problem.  Read Full »


Dr. Rabia Anjum

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have developed contact dermatitis due to this medicine. As it also contains a steroid, skin becomes steroid dependent, so when this is stopped the face becomes red and inflamed. First thing for treatment is to use a good Sunblock OG SPF 60. The second thing is Metro...  Read Full »

Will Mometasone help in atropic dermatitis flareup?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing flare-ups for weeks now. I do not know if this has something to do with the change of weather. I have been having trouble sleeping lately since I am very uncomfortable right now. I am using Cetaphil gentle wash and shampoo because my scalp gets itchy as well. I a...  Read Full »


Dr. Vikash Paudel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Atopic dermatitis is relatively more sort of relapsing with seasonal aggravation. It has a genetic and familial component as well. If you have severe symptoms which is hampering your daily activities you need to start with systemic immunosuppressants like Prednisolone ...  Read Full »

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