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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My lips remain dry and turns dark. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,My lips have been dry, and the skin is senseless and tight. I cannot smile or move them. Eating has become a problem because the corners are cracked. I am not using any products, as they only seem to make it worse. They peel off after many days, but the new skin also drys out and again...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Your condition is called eczematous cheilitis. But, still please upload 2 to 3 photos of the area, so that is easy to diagnose the condition.Try applying topically Mometasone cream mixed with some moisturizing lotion, 2 to 3 times a day for two weeks.Avoid licking your ...  Read Full »

Why do I have multiple itchy lesions all over my body?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 72 years male, who weighs 66 kg and I am 166 cm tall. I have multiple itchy lesions all over my body which responses temporarily to oral steroids. RAST test showed I am allergic to dogs and cats. My dermatologist diagnosed it as type 3 hypersensitivity (IgG mediated), and I am no...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query. It seems you have developed either allergic contact dermatitis or tinea corporis. Please sent pictures of the lesions, for a better understanding. Revert with more information to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-o...  Read Full »

Why do I have a continuous itching sensation in my right thumb?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 59 year old female, I have itching sensation in my right thumb, and due to continuous scratching, the skin is slowly getting damaged. There is some infection, and then the skin heals on its own. This cycle is repeating itself from the past year. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Have you applied any creams? Are you diabetic? Please send images for better understanding. Revert with more information to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

What to do about the dry skin patches all over my body?

Query: Hi doctor,I am having dry skin patches on my skin. They started about four weeks ago, and I first noticed them in my groin area. They are just dry, and they do not hurt or itch. Two weeks ago, I went to a pharmacy, and they suggested it could either be Pityriasis rosea, Pityriasis versicolor or psor...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your clinical images are more in favor of Pityriasis rosea (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is an exanthem, secondary to viral infection, usually triggered by a sore throat. The good thing is that it needs only supportive management as the condition r...  Read Full »

My mom is allergic to Kumkum. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am asking a query on behalf of my mother. One year back, my mom got some allergy in the area where she applies kumkum (a powder she got used to putting it from many years in the centre of the forehead). The allergy has reduced after she consulted a doctor, but it left a black sca...  Read Full »


Dr. Shalini Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. She has an allergy to kumkum. It is a very common problem.  She needs to avoid kumkum altogether. Whenever she applies kumkum, her problem will increase. As of now, I suggest her Momate cream (Mometasone furoate) twice daily and tablet Dazit (Desloratadine) once daily...  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

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 »

What causes dark bluish-black patches on the palm of hands?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is six years old. I have two questions for two patches on his body. 1) For three years, we have seen this patch on his left-hand palm, which appeared dark bluish-black than it is today as it appears in the photo attached, but of the same size, as seen today and then gradually in...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Both of these could be fixed drug eruptions. It generally occurs when someone is allergic to a particular drug, and it occurs at a fixed place whenever the same drugs are taken and ...  Read Full »

Can your hair grow back if you have alopecia?

Query: Hi doctor, I am currently taking acne treatment. Today I went for a haircut, and I had noticed a tiny patch of my head that does not have any hair, and skin is smooth, and that patch does not have any roots. I do not know if this happened due to an acne scar or something like that, but I do not kno...  Read Full »


Dr. B. T. Priya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, there is patchy hair loss. From the photographs (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), it looks like Alopecia areata. If it was sudden hair loss, then the hair will regrow. If any boils were there before, then hair would not grow. You can try...  Read Full »

The head of my penis is red. Is this an STD?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38 year old male. The head of my penis is red and I have been using Hydrocortisone cream 2.5 % to treat the redness. It seems to make it go away temporarily but it keeps coming back. I do have psoriasis on my elbows and the butterfly on my nose and under my eyes. I also have ro...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the clinical images you uploaded (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Please describe the symptoms in detail. Is there a burning sensation, pain, or itching? Is it increasing in size? Is any other family member affected? Looking forward to y...  Read Full »

How to stop spreading itchy scaly rash on my shaft?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a small scaly rash on my shaft for about a month, and it would itch after sex. I bought Lotrimin jock itch cream and have been using it for a few days now. After this cream application, the rash seems to spread with redness in the shaft and skin crack. Previously it was only on th...  Read Full »


Dr. Hari Pathave

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it looks like dermatophytosis (fungal infection) with additional contact dermatitis. You can start Luliconazole 1% cream at night for two weeks, Venusia cream morning for 15 days, Mometasone and Fusidic acid cream in afternoon and evening for seven days. Take Levoc...  Read Full »

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