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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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 »

Is there any other cream that gives the same effect as Melacare without side effects?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know the substitute for Melacare cream, as I got the look after using the cream and want to stop it.  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Why was it prescribed to you? Wat was the complaint? How long did you apply? Because it also contains steroid and should not be used for long time. You should use sunscreen daily. Safer option like Kojiglo cream can be used.  Read Full »

Are vitreous cells found in anterior uveitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with bilateral anterior uveitis two months back. I was put on Pred Forte. After 20 days of which only occasional AC cells were seen in right eye with no flare. Left eye was clear, but few mid vitreous cells were seen which were not present before. Hence, I was still on Pre...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think you have anterior uveitis in both eyes. Few vitreous cells can be present in anterior uveitis patient also. Usually, anterior uveitis is in one eye, but if bilateral we investigate them as it was done in your case. So, now you are HLA B27 positive (human leukocy...  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 »

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 »

How to stretch tight penis foreskin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22 year old male. I have problem of tight penis skin. Whenever I pull my penis skin back during erection it will be very hard to do. Then, my penis skin gets stuck behind the penis forehead and it is very painful to retract back. I generally use oil for this problem. Please ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivekanandan G

Andrologist, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be having tight foreskin called phimosis. There are two options available for this problem, namely preputioplasty and circumcision. It is better to correct this problem before marriage. Otherwise, it would lead to paraphimosis following intercour...  Read Full »

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