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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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Kindly advise about a cream that worsened my skin problem.

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 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 »

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 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 also...  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. 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 ten d...  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 know...  Read Full »

Dr. Priya B. T

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 gett...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for beltline rash.

Query: Hello doctor,I have a small rash on my belt line that has been there for a number of weeks. It is red, inflamed, and bumpy. It tends to itch a lot. It is not ring-shaped, more like a razor burn. I take Roaccutane, Aropax, and Valtrex. Please find the image.  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have viewed the file (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This is a common site for fungal infection and frictional dermatitis. I suggest you take tablet Levocetirizine 5 mg orally at bedtime to reduce the itching. Consult your specialist doctor, discu...  Read Full »

What is the remedy for dandruff of the scalp, eyebrows, and eyelashes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having dandruff ever since I can remember. Tried many remedies, but nothing seems to work to get rid of the dandruff. Now it has started to appear on my eyebrows and eye lashes. Could you suggest a remedy, test and treatment?  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Dandruff or Seborrheic dermatitis is an important cause of scalp itching and increased hair shedding. Controlling dandruff effectively would control scalp itching too. Since dandruff is bound to recur, therefore rather than using a regular shampoo, people with dandru...  Read Full »

What could be the best medicine for allergic rhinitis?

Query: Hi, I am currently using Duonase nasal spray and Odimont LC for the allergic rhinitis. I am getting mild fever after taking Duonase. Is it safe to take Duonase? Can I take Paracetamol for fever while using Duonase? Is there any alternative for Duonase without steroids?   Read Full »

Dr. Alok Rathi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Duonase (combination of Azelastine hydrochloride and Fluticasone propionate) is a topical corticosteroid and is safe. Yes, you can take Paracetamol for fever. For allergic rhinitis, topical steroids are to be taken. Alternative treatment is to avoid the possib...  Read Full »

Can I use Keto soap to recover my skin after stopping Melacare cream?

Query: Hello doctor,I use Melacare cream for the past four years. Now I want to stop using it. But when I try to stop, it produces irritation and turns my skin into very black. Can I use Keto soap to recover my skin?  Read Full »

Dr. Payal Chauhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your condition is known as topical steroid dependent face (TSDF). Melacare has steroids and it is not advised to use it for more than six weeks and you are using it for the past four years. Use the medicines I am prescribing. No, Keto soap does not have any benefit in...  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 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 »

I have recurrent problem of acidity and throat pain. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31 year old male. I had mild pain at the right side of my throat. I had pain while chewing something or when throat muscles contracted like while brushing teeth or touching the innermost tooth with tongue. It subsided after 15 to 20 days; I took homeopathy medicines for infection. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do you have any fever or cough? If yes, then is it associated with expectoration?Can you feel any lumps or lymph nodes in the neck? Do you have any history of tonsillitis?From the symptoms briefed above, you have allergic rhinitis with URTI (upper respiratory tract inf...  Read Full »

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