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Rohit Batra, MD  
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Specialties: Pediatric Dermatology

My Posts
May 02, 2012 in the Dermatology Expert Forum - 1
Dear Mcmargo, Thanks for writing in. All sort of fungi are contagious and can spread from one body part to another. Athlete’s foot is a tough fungal infection and needs to be cured completely as it can come back again and again. Also if the person sweats and wears closed shoes for most part of the day then the chances of the patient getting fungal...
Mar 28, 2012 in the Dermatology Expert Forum - 3
Dear nyc123nyc, Thanks for writing in. Scabies presents as itchy bumps and rashes especially in the folds of the body like groin, fingers, axillae, etc. The itching is more at night and one can’t sleep at times. It is unlikely that you have scabies since these symptoms are present from the very onset of the disease. The symptoms that you have descr...
Mar 28, 2012 in the Dermatology Expert Forum - 1
Dear max2025, Thanks for writing in. Circumcision can result in discoloration of the glans and that is seen in many cases of circumcision. Tunnels left after the surgery and excess tissue is an after effect of poorly done surgery but is nothing that you need to worry about. Surgery is the only option for taking care of the tunnels. However, the discolo...
Mar 25, 2012 in the Dermatology Expert Forum - 2
Dear na751, Thanks for writing in. Bacterial infection in hairy areas and body folds like axillae is common and nothing that you need to be worried about. Infection can spread from skin appendages to the draining lymph nodes and can lead to swollen and painful lymph nodes. A proper course of antibiotics is all that it required to treat the same an...
Mar 25, 2012 in the Dermatology Expert Forum - 1
Dear mrblu760, Thanks for writing in. A single erythematous non itchy, non painful lesion without any discharge or elevation on the glans is most likely to be due to mild trauma that would have occurred due to constant friction during the act of masturbation or any other sexual episode. A trauma due to any coarse cloth, zipper of the pant or scratc...
Mar 23, 2012 in the Dermatology Expert Forum - 4
Dear Eva115, Thanks for writing in. After reading your history and viewing the pictures, it is very unlikely that you could be suffering from tinea infection currently. Tinea infections are quite itchy. Also, most of the times, the lesions in leprosy are hypopigmented ( pigmentation of the skin is decreased) and there are no sensations over the are...
Mar 08, 2012 in the Dermatology Expert Forum - 4
Dear dustindoobie, Thanks for writing back. Pustules can sometimes persist for a while as antibiotics kill the bacteria in the pus; but fluid fails to dry up. In such a condition, a topical antibiotic cream can be continued and the lesion can be left to dry up by itself. You do not need a course of oral antibiotics and since it is being treated, the que...
Mar 05, 2012 in the Dermatology Expert Forum - 4
Dear dustindoobie, Thanks for writing in. The lesions that you have described in the groin area are most probably pustules. These are caused by a bacterial infection and one need to take oral and topical antibiotics to treat the same. Folliculitis or inflammation of the hair follicles can occur due to pulling of hairs due to constant friction and ...
Feb 27, 2012 in the Dermatology Expert Forum - 1
Dear chris224737, Thanks for your query. I understand your concern. I do not think that you are suffering from any sexually transmitted disease(STD). If the red spot hasn’t enlarged, bled and it does not itch, you need not worry. A STD would have led to an ulcer formation by now. The red spot has probably occurred due to friction or some minor...
Feb 10, 2012 in the Dermatology Expert Forum - 5
Dear Nickname2000, Thanks for your query. Going by your exhaustive history and taking into consideration the relation of your symptoms to intercourse and masturbation, I am quite sure that you are not suffering from any sort of a sexually transmitted disease. The vigorous force that you have been using during sexual intercourse and masturbation has...