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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How can I treat the skin rashes and pus-filled white spots present near my left ankle?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a skin rash near my left ankle area. It is 5 cm long and 3 cm wide. The skin is very rough and dry. The area is very painful, and I am even unable to touch it. I also have a few white spots, which are filled with pus in the area. I am a 43 years old female, and I have no medical his...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have any history of trauma or diabetes? You should try antibiotics for this. I suggest you try taking the following: Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicines after their consent. Capsule Augmentin (Amoxicillin and...  Read Full »

Are the bumps in the pubic area the sign of STD?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old male. Over the past two weeks, I have been having pimple like bumps in my pubic area. When I noticed the first one, I tried popping it, and it did not disappear, in fact, it got worse. Two more bumps appeared, less than a week after I tried popping the first one. Th...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvina Attavar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description and pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), you seem to be having folliculitis. It is a bacterial infection of the hair follicle. I suggest taking a course of an antibiotic, Cephalexin 500 mg, twice daily for five days. You ...  Read Full »

Kindly help to cure the toe infection of my father, who has diabetes.

Query: Hello doctor,My father has had an infection between his toes for the last 20 days. He has diabetes. His fasting blood sugar is 190 mg/dL, and his post-prandial blood sugar is 320 mg/dL. We took a doppler test for his infection, and it came back normal. For the last week, we are using Sertaconazole, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to ilciniq.com. I suggest that he apply Mupirocin ointment twice daily for 15 days and take tablet Roxid 150 mg (Roxithromycin) twice daily after food for five days. Clean the lesion with Povidone iodine and cotton, kindly keep the area clean and dry and avoid scratching...  Read Full »

Why is my penile infection not subsiding with Canesten cream?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an infection on my penis. I do not have any pain, burning, or itching, but it has been there for over a month now. It gets very dry, and so, I am applying Canesten cream for one week. I tested negative for all STDs. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran Sr

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I saw the images (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). If there was unprotected sex, we need to think of sexually transmitted infections such as Treponema pallidum infection, Herpes, Chlamydia, and HIV (huma...  Read Full »

What is the cause for getting swollen and tender lower lips every two months?

Query: Hi doctor,I would like to give an insight into my problem, with started ending of last year. I noticed that I have some dry skin on my lower lip and a very small scab just underneath it. I ignored the same and thought it is due to winter. Five months back, I had a tender lower lip, which eventually ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your clinical image (attachment removed to protect patient identity) is more for folliculitis over the chin area with cheilitis over the lips. From your image, the lesions do not appear herpetic at present. The investigations also support the same. Also, the repeated use...  Read Full »

After getting rash and pimples on my lips, it got spread all over my body. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 49 year old female, who has so far consulted two infectious disease doctors, my ENT, my primary care doctor, and a dermatologist. I believe I have an undiagnosed parasitic infection. I have a primary immune deficiency, for which I receive IV Ig every three weeks, and I am in g...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the images and culture report attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is clear that it is primarily not an infectious condition. To add to this, antibiotics are therefore not helping you much. There is one entity known as dermatitis artef...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a treatment for a dog bite.

Query: Hi doctor, My problem is dog bite with some pain. I am currently on antirabies medication. I am a 15 year old male. My weight is 38 kg and height is 5 feet.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should clean the wound with soap and water. Get the dressing done from a local doctor with Betadine solution followed by application of Mupirocin ointment. The dressing should be changed daily till healing. You should have antirabies vaccination on day 0, 3, 7, 14...  Read Full »

I have black spots that look like warts behind my penis. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor,I have some black spots and it looks like warts behind my penis. I have a big spot of 2 mm on the surface. There are few spots of three or four numbers on the skin. It also remains black. One of the black spots bled last week. After a week, I started to have itchiness and a burning sensati...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention whether you had a fever, any history of herpes or diabetes, and when it appeared. Please mention whether you had excess scratching and rubbing of lesions. Please mention whether you had chronic friction. Kindly answer the questions for details.   Read Full »

I had a pimple that has turned into a bleeding bump. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a pimple a few weeks ago that vastly turned into a little bump that will not stop bleeding. It has been like this for about two weeks, and it is driving me mad. I am not sure what it is or what to do.  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 that you have developed pyogenic granuloma. The best treatment for this is radiofrequency cautery. It should be done by dermatologist only. I suggest you apply Mu...  Read Full »

I scratched a mole with my nails. Do I need to be worried?

Query: Hi doctor, I scratched a mole with my nail. It is a tiny scratch, and I do not even know if it is a mole. It appeared a few years ago. Now, I am worried. I have also attached the photo of it. Can you please advise me if it is dangerous?  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should not have scratched the mole as scratching increase the chance of malignancy in otherwise benign mole. Presently, what I can see is the erosion (attachment removed to protect patient identity), so at this stage, even dermoscopy would not be able to find out...  Read Full »

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