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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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

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

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 »

Can excessive masturbation cause bumps in my penis foreskin?

Query: Hi doctor,I got round-shaped white bumps in my penis foreskin, and it is painless and itchless. I tested for HIV, HSV 1 and 2, syphilis, immunology, VDRL, but all are negative. I usually masturbate a lot.  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran Sr

Sexologist, Diabetologist, Andrologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. If it is not related to an STD (sexually transmitted infection), it can be a simple bacterial infection. You can use ointment T-Bact (Mupirocin) for local application and Doxycycline 100 mg twice a day for five days. If there is itching...  Read Full »

Please suggest a cure for red and itchy rashes on the upper part of the penis and foreskin.

Query: Hi doctor,I am 38 years old. I am non-diabetic and I do not have any other problems. Before few weeks, I got some rashes on the upper part of my penis. I have two small swellings with red color in my foreskin. I have itching along with it. Now, I have a burning sensation while passing urine. But I d...  Read Full »


Dr. Ganesh Prasath

Urologist

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Kindly attach a photo of the rash. Please mention whether you have a similar rash on any other part of the body. Please mention whether you have any recent history of sexual exposure. Please mention whether you still continue using soap for washing your foreskin.   Read Full »

Why is my mother's leg wound, not healing for months?

Query: Hi doctor,I need an opinion from a general surgeon regarding my mother's wound. My mother is 81 years and she has wound for a year. She has consulted three doctors and done some laboratory tests. Based on her reports, the first doctor suggested her to use Mupirocin ointment and Mefenamic acid. It ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Lalit Bansal

General Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the image and laboratory reports of your mother (attachment removed to protect patient identity). She has an ulcer in her leg on the medial aspect. It seems to be a chronic non-healing ulcer as the margins are sharp and the base is filled with yellow...  Read Full »

Please suggest a treatment for a boil that is oozing out from multiple pores.

Query: Hi doctor, I have boils that appear from time to time. Now, I have some boils above my beltline. It started outlining an ingrown hair with a white head. My wife tried to pull the hair with tweezers. But zit popped and we never got the hair. I have used some peroxide on it and drained more. On the n...  Read Full »


Dr. Bincy Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Recurrent boils can occur due to a bacterial infection of the hair follicle and it can cause painful pus-filled eruptions on the body. If you are having a frequent recurrence, then it can occur due to persistent infection or reinfection. Please mention whether you h...  Read Full »

Can herpes cause itchy lesions in the forearm and thighs?

Query: Hi doctor, I got some itchy lesion on one of my inner thighs and forearms. Previously, I was diagnosed with herpes, but unlike any outbreak, I have ever had. Any information on this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Shalini Patodiya

Dermatologist, Venereologist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, Hair Transplant Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Herpes affecting more than one area is not common. I need a detailed history of your problem. Please mention the duration of forearm and thigh itching. Do you have any other medical conditions? What is your age? Kindly send a clear photo of the lesion. Revert with the det...  Read Full »

I have extremely dry skin on my eyes and eyelids. How to treat it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 52 year old male with type II diabetes. For the past few weeks, I have had extremely dry skin around my eyes, particularly on the corners and on my eyelids. Lotions tend to make my skin red rather than resolve my issue. When the lotion dries, it cracks and peels again. The problem...  Read Full »


Dr. Chaitra Prakash

Cosmetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There appears to be a little inflammation and scaling of skin (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I suggest you apply Desonide lotion and Mupirocin cream twice a day to the affected area. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take trea...  Read Full »

What to do for the small pimple-like mark present near my eyes?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a small pimple like mark near one of my eyes. I was wondering about the cause and treatment for it. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since how long you have it? Please send an image. Revert with photo to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

Why do rashes appear after I shave?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 25 years old. I am getting eruptions and rashes on my face after shaving. It seems to be brown or red spots with inflammation. I do not have any burning sensation. Sometimes, I have blood oozing from it. I have tried changing my shaving cream, brushes, and razors. After doing a number...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have gone through the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You seem to have sycosis barbae. It causes deep infection on the chin and beard. You can use Mupirocin ointment twice daily and take tablet Azithromycin 500 mg once daily for three days...  Read Full »

Is phimosis an STD?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old male of height 5’9 and weight 58 kgs. I have ulcerative colitis. I am getting bad cuts around the tip of the foreskin on the penis when retracting the skin often. It takes a few days to heal and then produces cuts when retracted again. It has been happening for...  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran Sr

Sexologist, Diabetologist, Andrologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Your issue can be due to phimosis - kindly share an erect picture so that I can help you with the diagnosis. If you have a history of unprotected sex, we need to think of STI (sexually transmitted infections). If there is a family histo...  Read Full »

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