Topical Steroids

Corticosteroid medicines that are applied over the face, eyelids, perianal skin, or body folds to treat eczema, rash, and dermatitis are called topical steroids. These topical steroids have anti-inflammatory properties. Topical steroids are used to treat conditions like atopic dermatitis, xerotic eczema, scabies, dermatitis, psoriasis, lichen planus, etc.

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Can I take steroid injection for a bald patch on the beard?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a bald patch on the beard for the past three weeks. I am suspecting alopecia. I have uploaded the photo. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Golla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your concern is alopecia areata, which is an autoimmune entity. I suggest you try Tacroz forte (Tacrolimus) twice daily on the patch. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and ta...  Read Full »

Is parasitic eye infection contagious?

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend had some irritation in her eye. So, we went to the doctor, who said she has a parasite in her eye. After reading about it on the internet, I am worried that she might go blind. It is a very new relationship, so I wanted to know if it is contagious?  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Bandivadekar

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The parasite inside the eye is usually, cysticercus or hydatid. It is not transmitted through natural sexual routes. It is usually ingested through food. Some parasites, for example, lice or mites infesting the eyelashes are transmitted through physical contact. But, the...  Read Full »

Does masturbation cause acne?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having serious acne problem for almost eight years. My age is 22. I observed that when I masturbate, they occur. I will not do masturbation daily or excess. I will masturbate only twice a month. Another thing is that even though I do not do, acne comes sometimes. My face becoming...  Read Full »


Dr. Chaitra Prakash

Cosmetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Acne is an infection of oil secreting glands of the skin. There is no relation to masturbation. Creams like Mometasone are steroids, and they can aggravate acne. Moreover, they also cause serious side effects like facial hair, redness and fungal infection later. ...  Read Full »

My son's penis tip is very narrow. How to correct that?

Query: Hi doctor, My 2 year old son's penis tip has a very narrow opening. The foreskin at the bottom part is quite flexible, but it seems to be attached to the inner meatus at the tip. When I try to pull back the foreskin for cleaning gently, the inner meatus is hardly visible. Earlier, he used to have b...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This phenomenon is known as phimosis. Most of the time, steroid ointment that you have applied will help. In your case, it has helped. So, do not worry even if the opening is small as long as there is no ballooning of the prepuce. You can get a circumci...  Read Full »

Please suggest a treatment for plaque psoriasis of the knee.

Query: Dr Swamy You have helped before with skin ailments with a senior mother. I would ask you to provide advice on an issue that relates to a colleague/friend of mine. He is 47, general good health - he suffers what the family doctor diagnosed as plaque psoriasis on his right knee. He was prescribed a...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini V Swamy

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Picture will be more informative. please attach the picture. Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory condition of skin that present with scaly plaque with redness, in about 25% of cases it can be itchy. If psoriasis is localised then topical treatment is sufficient enough to take care of it, bu...  Read Full »

How to get rid of pale white patch in eyelid and forehead of a small kid?

Query: Hello doctor, Our 10 months old child has some kind of white or pale patch in one of her eyelids and forehead for one and a half months. Can you diagnose it based on its appearance? There is no itching and discoloration started which is more visible now. We are applying moisturizing cream and no me...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Based on the appearance, I can provide you a differential diagnosis. Now it could be P.alba, nevus depigmentousus or vitiligo. P. Alba is a type of mild dermatitis that can be easily managed with on...  Read Full »

I have burning sensation after using Fucicort cream. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have used Fucicort cream on my face for two days. Then I got a red burning sensation. Now 6 weeks later, the places where I put the cream on are shiny and wrinkly and skin texture is different. Is this going to go away?  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hope you are having a good day and staying safe. 1) From your brief history I understand that you got a reaction to the topical you were using. But it is not mentioned for what indication you used Fucicort. Since it is a steroidal cream, it can cause a skin reac...  Read Full »

Does diabetes cause skin rashes with discoloration and pus?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 65 years old. He seems to have developed some patches on his skin. They are blackish red and also seem to have some pus. He is a diabetic and currently under medication for diabetes, heart and urine issues.  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is diabetic dermopathy with bacterial infection. Skin lesions like carbuncle, ecthyma are common in diabetics. Diabetic microangiopathy is responsible for diabetic dermopathy. Usually, they a...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a treatment plan for keratitis.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from stromal viral keratitis. My doctor mentioned in my report as stromal keratitis (herpes?). Is that herpes? Also I was prescribed Pred forte, Add Tears and Acivir ointment. Are these right medicines? This is the second episode after five years. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me share some facts about viral infection of eye. Primary viral infection of the eye is usually followed by recurrent infection that may involve any or all layers of cornea. Cornea has three layers: Epithelium, stroma and endothelium. It is when the stroma affec...  Read Full »

What causes little red dots in the legs?

Query: Hi doctor, From young age, I have had little red dots all over my legs and not much hair. I am a 31 year old male and I want to know the problem. There might be ingrown hairs, but I do not know. I have more of them hair especially on the back.  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern and examined your given pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). With your given descriptions it looks like ingrown hairs. The most common cause of ingrown hairs is shaving, waxing and tweezing unwanted facial and body hair. By r...  Read Full »

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