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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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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 Madhav

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

Can I go for a semen culture test immediately after using a course of antibiotics for urinary tract infection?

Query: Hello doctor, One and a half months back, I had a frequent urge to urinate, and my doctor diagnosed urinary tract infection and suggested I take tablet Orelax 200 mg and cream Canesten to be applied twice daily. I traveled for two weeks, after which I was diagnosed with candidal balanitis. I was su...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhav Vishal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. You have mild prostatitis. It is diagnosed clinically. The treatment consists of antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, and alpha-blockers. A urethral culture of the discharge is suggested; however, the test does not always diagnose prostatitis. ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for intense redness of skin while scratching or heat exposure?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a dry red small area on my face for years now. I went to my dermatologist and he told me to buy a cream (I do not remember the name). It worked for a while, but after it stopped working. The redness gets redder, when it is hot I sweat on my face or if I scratch it. It does not itch ...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the photos. (attahment removed to protect patient identity). It is not clear. I want to know about your age, exact morphology site of rash, any disease present or treatment taken, and diagnosis made for either of the lesions? Please send clear photos of bot...  Read Full »

Can Pentavalent vaccine cause loose motion?

Query: Hi doctor, After taking Pentavalent vaccine my 2 month old baby is having loose motion for the last five days with tummy problems. Doctor suggests Ornidazole-Ofloxacin and Racecadotril suspension. Is it safe?  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I see similar cases in my clinic every day. 1. Pentavalent injection (combination of five vaccines: diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenzae type b) in a 2 month old baby does not lead to loose stools. 2. A baby can pass five to six sto...  Read Full »

My baby has got a pimple like spot on his forehead. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My 1.4 year old baby has a pimple like spot on his forehead. Kindly provide me the remedies for the same.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below: 1. Pimples in a baby are a common occurrence. Simple remedies might help to prevent recurrence. 2. Please wash the area including the face with mild shampoo or soap especially made for se...  Read Full »

Why did my inner foreskin start to burn after sex?

Query: Hi doctor,A week back, I had sex with my wife using a condom. The condom appeared to be a bit dry and we had rough sex. After sex, when I was washing up with soap I felt some burning sensation in the inner foreskin. There were some cuts. Also, when I pulled back the skin, I felt pain in my frenulum....  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Hassan Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The tissue in this region of your body is highly sensitive, and it should naturally heal over time. However, if there's an infection, the healing process might be prolonged. It's important to note that this isn't your fault, as the pubic area naturally contains many bact...  Read Full »

I have small red bumps on both sides of the bottom corners of my mouth. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have small red bumps on both sides of the bottom corners of my mouth. They look like small pimples, but they are not very bumpy. It seems like it is more just redness in little pimple areas rather than actual bumps like pimples would be. I was given Metronidazole and I used it twice a...  Read Full »

Dr. Payal Chauhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It seems superficial folliculitis (attachment removed to protect patient identity). In this condition you get small red lesions with yellowish pustules. Use the following medications: Cream T-Bact (Mupirocin). Apply twice a day on the affe...  Read Full »

When will the red rashes near my penis heal completely?

Query: Hi doctor, I got a red rash near the tip of the penis. The doctor told me to use Mupirocin T-bact, I started applying once a day and it has been 10 days. I want to know how much time it can take for a complete cure?  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Mupirocin is a topical antibiotic. It has to be used twice a day for two weeks for infectious conditions like impetigo. Also, it depends on the extent of involvement and severity. Since I have not seen the rash, I cannot really tell you how much time it can take to heal...  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 Prasad Sankara Pandian

Answer: Hi,Welcome to 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 am I having itchy and pus filled bumps on my head? What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have itchy and painful pus-filled bumps on my head. I think it is folliculitis. I consulted two doctors. The first doctor told me to take Levocetirizine tablet 5 mg once a day and also suggested to use Nadoxin gel on the affected spots. I did this for a month. But my problem remained th...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, it is folliculitis. I suggest you take tablet Augmentin 625 mg (Amoxycillin with Clavulanic acid) thrice daily, for a week. Also, I recommend you apply a topical antibacterial such...  Read Full »

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