Mupirocin

Mupirocin is a topical antibiotic used to treat impetigo, which is a bacterial skin infection caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pyogenes. It prevents the bacteria from multiplying.

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My baby's umbilical cord has fallen off but her belly button looks green and mucusy. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had a baby girl for six days. Her umbilical cord fell off and I fear that it might be infected. It looks like a green mucusy substance sort of phlegm and a small drop of blood on her belly button. It dries up but if touched, the blood oozes again.  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Muneeb Mohammad

Answer: Hi,Welcome to iclinq.com.As the cord has fallen off, the area looks wet but there is nothing to worry about. It is called umbilical granuloma. Just use the ointment for five days and it will be fine.However, if the discharge increases or the baby develops fever then a physical consultation is needed...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for dry patches in the corners of the mouth in a four-year-old?

Query: Hello doctor,My four year old son has a one-inch dry scaly pink (sometimes red) patch next to the corner of his mouth. He is healthy. He uses hypoallergenic sunscreen at his camps. It has been five weeks and it is not getting better. He does not have a history of eczema, etc. It does not itch or hu...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your query and concern. From your description, it seems like your son has either have pityriasis alba, impetigo or cheilitis (perioral dermatitis). Stop all applications and get a review with a picture at the earliest. Revert with more information to a de...  Read Full »

What causes red, itchy and painful rash around the intimate parts of my baby?

Query: Hi doctor,My three-year-old daughter has had some rash around her intimate body for one month. It is red, dry, itchy, and causes little pain to her. Sometimes it is better, and sometimes it gets worsened. My pediatrician suggested Aquaphor baby diaper rash paste, but it did not help. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern. I suggest the following:1) Apply Desonide cream at night for ten days.2) Dermocalm lotion (Calamine and liquid paraffin) immediately after bath for ten days.3) Avoid wearing diapers for some time.4) Keep the area clean and dry.5) Syrup Atarax (Hyd...  Read Full »

What could be done for the scars that occur due to the popping of pimples?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old female. From the last five years, I have acne. It had reduced a bit. But, recently I started to get white heads and papules. I then popped my papule and white head area. Now, it has become red and swollen and it is burning. I have applied cold water and aloe vera ge...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Golla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest the following: Start applying Opexa (a combination of Dimethicone and Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate) gel thrice daily. This will minimize the chances of scarring. Apply T-Bact (Mupirocin topical) ointment on the Opexa gel. This will reduce the infection. St...  Read Full »

What can I do for the recurrent cold sores on the left side of my lower lips?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been getting cold sores for years now, and they are always in the same place on the left side of my lower lip. Two weeks ago, I just got over a cold sore, and about two days ago, a red bump appeared on my skin, which attaches a little bit at the edge the corner of my mouth. So, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern and examined your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems you have developed infected herpes labialis. I suggest you try using the following: 5 % Acyclovir ointment, twice daily. Mupirocin ointment, twice daily. Tablet ...  Read Full »

What can be done for the rashes on my penis head?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 30 year old male. Since a couple of months, I have noticed some rashes on my penis head. Now, it seems to be spreading. I am washing it diluted Dettol in lukewarm water, and that is not of any help. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Is it the first episode or you had a similar complaint in the past?Does your partner have a similar complaint? Is it associated with itching?Please revert with the images.Revert with more information to the dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-...  Read Full »

How to treat a pimple that turned into a large sore?

Query: Hello doctor, I had what I thought was a pimple on my inner thigh. I tried to pop it, but it just got swollen and red. It has now been three to four days and it has turned into a large open sore. It is about 3/8 inches wide and only hurts when it rubs against clothing. I am attaching a picture of ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Golla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the image. Your concern is a healing furuncle. You require a course of oral antibiotics. I suggest you start using T-Bact ointment (Mupirocin topical) twice daily along with Paracetamol tablets for reducing the pain until you consult a physician. Fo...  Read Full »

What is the painful lesion present on my lips?

Query: Hello doctor,I regularly have chapped and dry lips, and this spot was a cut on the lips, and I messed with it. I have attached a picture. Is this a pimple or could it be herpes? I have no other symptoms and a cluster of bumps did not form before this. It was red at first and pain-free, but now it ...  Read Full »


Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and I understand your worry.This lesion seems to be infective in nature. Herpes which spreads sexually is herpes progenitalis, which occurs over genitals. Herpes occurring over lips is herpes simplex...  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 Laul

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 month...  Read Full »

What is the reason for rashes all over the body of my 4.5-month-old baby?

Query: Hi doctor, My 4.5 months old baby girl was diagnosed with scabies before a month. Her pediatrician advised to apply Permethrin both for mother and baby. After applying she got new rashes all over the body, especially on face, around cheeks and both lower legs, feet and sole. Now on her back three or...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send the photographs of the lesion. She might be suffering from atopic dermatitis. I can able to give a definite diagnosis only after seeing the lesion. Revert back with the photographs to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/d...  Read Full »

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