Common "Pimecrolimus" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


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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Can I use Pacroma cream for intense itching in my buttocks?

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 »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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?  Read Full »

I have a sore on the shaft of my penis. What could it be?

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 »

Dr. Payal Chauhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

I have a recurring fungal infection on my face. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am 24 years old. I have been diagnosed to have a fungal infection on my face. I was suggested to use Candid-B cream when I was in primary school. I had relief, but I have been developing the same kind of lesions for five years now, and I have been using Candid-B every night. If I stop us...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have noted your concern. I have viewed the images (attachments are removed to protect the patient's identity). I can see some dryness, flakiness, and small red patches on the side of the chin, jaw, and side of the upper lip. It is not exactly a fungal infection. I...  Read Full »

I use Eidel cream for skin rashes. Will it fade?

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 »

Dr. Megha Kakani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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