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 have papules and white spots on the left side of my urethral opening. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had papules and white spots on the left side of my urethral opening. I am currently using Fudic and Mupirocin cream for the same, which is not effective. I read on the internet that Ciprofloxacin skin cream is effective for this condition.1. Can you please suggest which Ciproflox...  Read Full »


Dr. V. Srikanth Reddy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ciprofloxacin skin creams are unstable, and they would not have any effects on the skin. I suggest you use Nadoxin gel (Nadifloxacin) as it works better than the Ciprofloxacin creams. You can consult your specialist doctor and take medications with their consent. As ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for the red spots on my thighs?

Query: Hello doctor, I found 8-10 red spots on my upper right thigh and a few weaker spots on the right and left leg. They are not itchy. I noticed them just this morning.The spots are red in color. Their size is about 1/16" to 1/8" diameter. I am taking Flonase since last week. Should I quit taking it? W...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have viewed the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) It is a case of papular urticaria, a type of insect hypersensitivity reaction with irritant dermatitis. It is a very common problem and harmless too. It has nothing to do with Flonase (Fluticas...  Read Full »

Which antibiotic cream can be used for balanitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am worried about the symptoms that are appearing on my penis head since past five days. I am not sure about what it is. Let me give you a bit of history. About five weeks ago, I had a body massage, but instead of the body massage, they gave massage to my penis with some gel. I am not ...  Read Full »


Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is likely to be due to balanitis either due to infection or irritation (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Maintaining the hygiene is the most important. Clean the area with warm water two to three times daily. Avoid all harsh soaps or irritant. You can...  Read Full »

Does nose bleeding occur after a septoplasty?

Query: Hello doctor, Last week, I did a septoplasty, and the dressing was taken out yesterday. Now my nose bleeds a lot the whole day, and then it was normal. Today I woke up, and there was a lot of blood in my nose, and it was dry inside. Is it because I missed out on taking the nasal spray while I was as...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is normal to have some bleeding after a septoplasty operation. Subsequently, in the postoperative week, there occurs crusting and dryness due to the dried-up blood clots and mucus. In my setup, in addition to giving saline nasal drops or douching, we also give ...  Read Full »

I have an itchy, tender, small growth in my hand. What could it be?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a very small growth-like in my hand for a month now. Actually, it started itching and the area surrounding is tender. I have attached the picture for your reference.  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two diagnoses, which matches with your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and symptoms. The first one is infected nevus sebaceous and the second one is infected wart. Now let us differentiate the two diseases. Nevus sebaceous is a typ...  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 »

Can the foreskin in the penis happen after first sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex with my wife for the first time day before yesterday. The foreskin of my penis got cut from inside, or there was something on the left side which started hurting. So, I applied Savlon last night and slept. Today morning, I saw a white substance at the tip, and so I cle...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the images sent by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is a small cut because of friction while having sex. It is fairly common for the one who is newly married. I suggest you apply Mupirocin ointment (Bactroban) twice daily on the ...  Read Full »

Could the pink bump on my penis be a wart?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male. Four months ago, I noticed strange pink bump of size around 3 x 2 mm on the base of my penis. It does not hurt. Could it be wart?  Read Full »


Dr. Vivekanandan. G

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.It is unlikely to get wart at the root of penis. If you can attach a photo of the lesion, then it would be helpful to make a diagnosis. Revert back with the photos.  Read Full »

What causes frequent hard and painful bumps in the breast?

Query: Hi doctor, I keep getting these bumps on my breast that turn red, then get hard and very painful. After a few days they burst and drain yellowish fluid mixed with blood. Then I am left with a big hole that will heal and scar. I have had this happen a few times over the years. But, recently it has be...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are experiencing follicular bacterial infections called folliculitis (attachment removed to protect patient identity). These are common in areas of high moisture content, especially in the armpit region and under the breast or seen in women wearing linen or non-c...  Read Full »

Can you please suggest medicines for my son that will not interfere with his taste issues?

Query: Hello doctor, My 2 and a half year old son had a head injury yesterday which resulted in bleeding and he ended up with five stitches. The bleeding was about 40 to 50 ml. Our local doctor prescribed an Augmentin syrup and an Ibuprofen syrup. But, due to taste issues, he is not taking any medicine, e...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Radheshyam Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can apply a local antibiotic ointment such as T-Bact cream (Mupirocin topical) twice a day for five days and Placentrex (Placenta extracts) cream twice a day for a week. If the wound is not too deep and dirty, a local antibiotic cream alone will suffice. There is ...  Read Full »

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