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Topical Antibiotics

Antibiotics that are available as cream or ointment, which are absorbed by the body after applying on the skin or mucosa are called topical antibiotics. Topical antibiotics are used for treating acne, wounds, skin infection, and oral ulcers.

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How can I confirm whether the wound on my leg is healing or not?

Query: Hi doctor,Around the start of this month, I accidentally scratched the back of my leg, which caused a wound. Today, the scab has fallen off. Does it look okay? It did not bleed when the scab came off or hurt. It is a bit dry. Should I put anything on it? Does it look like it is healed well? Kindly h...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I can understand your concern. Based on your description, the wound on the back of your leg appears to be healing properly. After a scab falls off, it is normal for the area to be a bit dry. You can gently clean the area with soa...  Read Full »

I have folliculitis in my private area and buttocks. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing severe folliculitis in my private area, particularly between the buttocks, and it has now spread to various areas on my buttocks. Despite attempting multiple topical treatments and taking antibiotics like Keflex 500 mg, Fucibet, and Cephalexin 500 mg, I have not exper...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. After reviewing the information and photos (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), you might be dealing with a condition called folliculitis, which is an inflammatory skin condition that occurs when hai...  Read Full »

I have pain in my penis during erection. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old male with this weird penis pain around my penis frenulum, mostly felt at erection. About a week ago, I was masturbating, it is a bad habit, and I remember holding my grip quite tight. Suddenly, I can feel this stinging pain around my frenulum every time I get an erectio...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. There might be a small skin tear which might not yet healed due to repeated stretch and masturbation at short intervals. I suggest you apply Fucidin (topical antibiotic) cream twice daily and allow ten days for healing, during which no masturbat...  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 been experiencing recurring perichondritis even after one week of antibiotic ointment use. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing recurring perichondritis. After one week of using antibiotic ointment, it improved but did not fully return to normal. Then, a couple of weeks later, I developed perichondritis in the same spot again. Why I keep experiencing recurring perichondritis? I do not l...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello,Welcome to read your query and understood your concern. Based on the information you provided, it seems to be otitis with perichondritis based on your description. Kindly answer the following questions to help arrive at a definitive diagnosis:Is there any inflammation or redness ...  Read Full »

I had a bump removed in my thigh for a biopsy today. Do I need antibiotics?

Query: Hi doctor,I just had a horrible experience with a dermatologist. The surgery was today. I just wanted this test out for cancer. This bump appeared a few years ago in my thigh but started growing and got very dark and itchy, and sometimes it bled. I went for a scheduled surgery to remove a lump. I wa...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your concern. The biopsy container contains formalin which is a strong disinfectant. So, nothing to worry about regarding the contamination part. Usually, a biopsy is done with all aseptic precautions. So no oral antibiotic is needed. Topical antibiotic is ...  Read Full »

I got a wound on my face while plucking a white hair strand.

Query: Hello doctor, I wounded my face once while removing a white hair strand growing on my face. After removing the hair strand, the skin around it starts to peel off and there is a slight watery discharge after pinching the wound. I have used topical medication on the wound. But the skin heals and the w...  Read Full »

Dr. M. A. Toyeb, Nazma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. You have developed folliculitis and I suggest you do not pluck that hair strand anymore. Apply Clindamycin Phosphate (antibiotic) cream on the wound and keep the area dry at all times. If you wish to remove it for cos...  Read Full »

What are the causes for hair follicle infection in the genital parts?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from recurring vaginal boils for over a week now. They are very painful. I have tried applying Neosporin ointment, but it does not seem to work. What should I do to treat them? Can I take antibiotics to treat them?  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I would like to know if these boils are associated with itching and redness. Also, answer these questions; 1. Is there any vaginal discharge with a foul smell? 2. Are these boils at the base of your hair follicles? 3. Did you shave or wax...  Read Full »

What is the 6 mm mole on the side of my head?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently discovered a mole on the side of my head which is less than 6 mm in diameter and looks irritated. I would appreciate having someone look at it to further determine if I should have it looked at in person. I have had the mole my whole life. However, I do not remember it appea...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The mole certainly looks irritated and red (attachment removed to protect patient's identity). Perhaps it is due to trauma. Trauma is the most common cause of a mole becoming inflamed or irritated. I suggest you use an OTC (over-the-counter) topical antibiotic like Neos...  Read Full »

My breasts are dry, itchy and painful. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36 year old unmarried girl. I am experiencing itching and pain in my nipples and areola upon scratching. During my periods, my breasts pain for a day or two and the pain subsides by itself. Now as it is winter, my breasts were dry, and I applied cold cream and vaseline. They are...  Read Full »

Dr. Meeta Bansal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You probably have extreme dryness on nipples. Because of scratching, excoriation and infection may occur which is causing pain. You need to apply antibiotic as of now and then keep it lubricated. Please consult a dermatologist in person for management. Regarding pain bef...  Read Full »

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