Tacrolimus is an immunosuppressant drug used to lower the risk of organ rejection after an organ transplant. It is also used to treat conditions like eczema, psoriasis, uveitis, and vitiligo.

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Are the white spots on my wrist and hands due to vitiligo?

Query: Hello doctor, I have white spots on my wrist and fingers. Is it vitiligo? Kindly advise.   Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have seen the attached pictures (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Unfortunately, it is difficult to identify early vitiligo in photographs as it starts with slight hypopigmented macules. The wrist lesion looks dep...  Read Full »

What kind of diet should I follow to prevent FSGS from progressing to kidney failure?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with FSGS through kidney biopsy. What is the best thing to do regarding my diet? And also, how to prevent this from developing into a kidney failure?  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Varma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In FSGS (focal segmental glomerulosclerosis) as with most of the kidney diseases with protein leak, it is beneficial to restrict protein in the diet, especially animal protein. Salt restriction and restriction of oil and fatty foods are also recommended. Proper medicat...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for ingrown hair that came after waxing?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an uneven skin tone with dark forehead and dry skin. I want to brighten my complexion. Also, I have small bumps and ingrown hair after waxing. I have attached pictures of the same. Please suggest a treatment.   Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and examined your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have developed ingrown hair or keratosis pilaris and also have dark circles. I suggest the following: Use Mometasone cream in the morning and evening dail...  Read Full »

Is Eczemus (Tacrolimus) 0.03 % ointment safe for eye treatment?

Query: Hi, I was wondering if you could consult me about an ointment. Is Eczemus (Tacrolimus) 0.03 % ointment safe for eye treatment?  Read Full »

Dr. Ammar Zahid Malik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Tacrolimus 0.03 % is used for allergic conjunctivitis treatment. It is an alternative to steroids and antiallergic drugs, but they are safer than steroids. It is also used in multiple other indications but most commonly i...  Read Full »

What is the reason for the pale skin on my glans penis over ten years?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had pale skin on my glans for over ten years. Since I was a kid, I have never had a problem. There are no symptoms like soreness or irritation. It is just purely the appearance of it that I do not like. People had said it could be a fungal infection. I have tried creams and oral cap...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have gone through the pictures attached (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity). The possible differentials for your condition include lichen sclerosus et atrophicus (LSA) and genital vitiligo. Therefore, there is no need to p...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for focal segmental glomerulosclerosis in a 12-year-old?

Query: Hello doctor, My 12 year old son is suffering from nephrotic syndrome since the last seven years. Two years ago, when his biopsy was done, the result said FSGS. His creatinine levels at that time was 4. Now it is raised to 10.1. He is currently taking Calcium, Folic acid, Pantoprazole, Sodium bicar...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please furnish the following medical information, so that I will be able to give you further advice. What is the cause of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)?Has dialysis been done? What is his urine output?What does his antinuclear antibody (ANA) profile say?Ha...  Read Full »

How does a lichen striatus appear clinically?

Query: Hi doctor, I have small rashes in the front of my leg starting from above till below the knee level. Rashes are scattered and a bit scaly, dry, and not that red. It is a bit whitish, and the rash is in patches. It does not itch at all, but it has increased over the years. Please suggest some treatm...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. There are no attached photographs in your message. Kindly send a picture of the affected area to assess the condition and suggest the appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Take care.  Read Full »

How to treat chronic paronychia?

Query: Hi doctor, I have painful swelling in my lateral nail fold of the right finger in my right hand. Previously, I had chronic paronychia in my index finger of the right hand. For that, I used Onabet cream twice a day for three weeks and Loceryl nail lacquer once a week for six months. I cannot take ...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chronic paronychia is a resistant disease and you have taken all the treatments necessary to solve this issue. In this case, treatment depends on the incriminating factors of the disease. Most of the time, it occurs due to irritants, repeated washing increases your ...  Read Full »

What causes whiteheads on the upper lip and foreskin?

Query: Hi doctor, I have some small whiteheads on my upper lip and on the foreskin of my penis. They are visible only when I pull down the foreskin and they are located only on my foreskin. They do not cause itching. It seems like Fordyce spots. Please suggest.   Read Full »

Dr. B T Priya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are right. You have Fordyce spots on the lips. They are the opening of sebaceous glands. It is a benign condition and there is nothing to be worried. Apply a good moisturizer. In the genital area, you have some small white spots. They look like lichen nitidus. T...  Read Full »

Can your hair grow back if you have alopecia?

Query: Hi doctor, I am currently taking acne treatment. Today I went for a haircut, and I had noticed a tiny patch of my head that does not have any hair, and skin is smooth, and that patch does not have any roots. I do not know if this happened due to an acne scar or something like that, but I do not kno...  Read Full »

Dr. B T Priya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, there is patchy hair loss. From the photographs (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), it looks like Alopecia areata. If it was sudden hair loss, then the hair will regrow. If any boils were there before, then hair would not grow. You can try...  Read Full »

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