Pimecrolimus is used in patients who cannot use any other medications for eczema. It is used to control eczema (atopic dermatitis), which is a skin disease that makes the skin dry and itchy and sometimes develops red, scaly rashes. It belongs to the class of medications called topical calcineurin inhibitors.
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Query: Hi doctor, I had scabies during my childhood. I was diagnosed with psoriasis three years ago. Psoriasis involved my whole body, including my genitals. After treatment, it began to clear, but white patches appeared only on my genitals with a dark outline, it starts to spread to the right side. I have... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. But there are no attached photographs in your message. It is difficult to treat without seeing the lesion. It might be vitiligo or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Kindly send a picture of the affected area to assess the condition an... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I experienced a rash after an allergic reaction that spans from my chest, neck, and face. I removed the allergen from my diet and was prescribed Elidel to help clear the rash. However, I experienced over the course of two to three days, white patches which look as there is absolut... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the patch is secondary to the use of Elidel (Pimecrolimus) fade cream then it is temporary. Within two or three months gradually it will subside. Right now do not use anything else on the face except for sunscreen and moisturizer. If it does not subside even after t... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 60-year-old male and I am not sexually active. After masturbation, I use a moisturizing lotion. I developed a sore on the shaft of my penis. It is not painful and does not itch, but there is a slight awareness of sensation. This could be due to the bump catching friction as opp... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Please send the photographs not as collage, but as separate files. It is difficult to appreciate the morphology like this in a collage (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You can send one photo of each of these days separately... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have ringworm in my thigh area for the last four months. It is itching very badly. What shall do to get it cured completely? My age is 42 and my weight is 82 kg. I am currently on Terbinafine 250 mg, Candiforce 100 mg and Clocip powder. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ringworm infection in the groin is known as tinea cruris. It is a recurrent fungal infection. Please let me know whether you have diabetes. Are you on steroids for any reason? Does any other family member have the same infection? Do you have intense pruritus ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old. I have been diagnosed to have a fungal infection on my face and was suggested to use candid B cream when I was in primary school. I had relief, but I have been now developing the same kind of lesions since five years and I have been using candid B every night. If I sto... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted your concern and I have viewed the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can see some dryness, flakiness, and small red patches on the side of the chin, jaw, and side of upper lip. It is not exactly a fungal infection. It is actua... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I have an intense itching in my buttocks. I usually suffer heavy itching problem throughout my day. I apply Pacroma in my buttocks. Also, I apply an antifungal powder which gives me only temporary relief. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please attach two to three clear pictures of the affected area for better evaluation and guidance. Since when are you having these issues? Are you applying Pacroma Cream (Pimecrolimus topical) under the advice of your dermatologist? For more information ... Read Full »