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Allergic Contact Dermatitis

Allergic contact dermatitis is an allergic reaction that results when an allergen comes in contact with your skin, resulting in redness and inflammation. The other symptoms include dry and scaly skin, hives, sun sensitivity, swelling, and blisters. Allergic contact dermatitis can result from contact with latex gloves, poison ivy, cosmetics, jewelry, etc.

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I have had a bad rash and pus-filled bumps on my right cheek after using a new soap. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,I woke up with a bad rash on my right upper cheek after I used a new soap. It was throbbing and painful. I also had some bumps with pus in them that are itchy. I went to the doctor and was told that it looked like an allergic reaction. I consulted another doctor who suggested it to be a...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your query. I went through the image (the attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It seems you have irritant contact dermatitis. It is a localized disease confined to areas of exposure and may aggravate when exposed to an irritant. After clea...  Read Full »

I am curious about a weird shadow around my mole which itches regularly. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am curious about this weird shadow around my mole. It itches regularly but is right where my waistband sits.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Megha Kakani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I have the following questions: Is the pigmentation around the mole since the beginning or it has started recently? Is it increasing in size if started recently? Sometimes some moles have associated peripheral pi...  Read Full »

Why did I get red and non-itchy bumps after a mosquito bite?

Query: Hi doctor, I have red bumps, which are non-itchy and keep on spreading. Also, I am attaching the picture for your reference. Please explain me.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query and examined your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I want to ask a few questions. For how long you are having these red non-itchy bumps? Are they localized to one arm? Are they painful? Have you applied anythin...  Read Full »

I am experiencing few spots on my hands with mild itchiness. Is it a cause for concern?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a few spots like the ones attached in the photos on both hands. They are itchy sometimes but not very itchy, and most times, they are just inactive. I use Halovate cream, and they go away, but one to two spots show up randomly, maybe somewhere else on the palm or back of the hand...  Read Full »

Dr. Megha Kakani

Answer: Hello, I have read your query and reviewed image you provided (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity). To come to a diagnosis can you answer few questions for me: Since how long have you been having this issue? Does anyone in your family have the same problem? Is the itching wo...  Read Full »

My neck, back, face, and hands feel itchy and have rashes. Why does my skin break out every summer?

Query: Hi doctor, My neck, back, face, arms, and hands feel itchy and have rashes after exposure to the sun. So I used creams and allergy tablets. But I stopped it as it did not improve my symptoms.  Read Full »

Dr. Pathave Hari Shivaram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If possible, provide me photographs of affected areas, which will help me understand your skin problem and give a treatment plan.  Read Full »

Why do I have red bumps under my ring that feel itchy and sore?

Query: Hello doctor, I have noticed red bumps under my ring this morning, which feel itchy and sore. I took off my ring after noticing them. This is the first time I have had such kind of red bumps. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. B. Srinivas Goud

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your question. You have developed Allergic dermatitis because of wearing a ring. I suggest you stop wearing it for some time and you are likely to see the difference. I also suggest you start using topical cream Hydrocortisone (Purified water, Cetyl alc...  Read Full »

I have red or purple itchy spots on my arms and biceps. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I just moved from one country to another and have been eating many unusual foods. I am a vegan but have eaten meat and transferred from being primarily vegetarian due to hidden meat and animal products in food. I include this information as I wonder if this results from food. I get a lot ...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your query and examined your given pictures (attachment removed for patient identity protection). Unfortunately, it seems you have developed allergic contact dermatitis. You can use topical Mometasone cream local application twice daily and take a tablet of ...  Read Full »

I have a few symptoms due to an allergy. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have red, puffy, dry, itchy, and sore eyelids with runny nose and sore throat due to allergy for the past one week. I take Benadryl cough syrup and use antihistamine eye drops. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Radela Yvonne L. Ramos-cortes

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From the images attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), your eyes looks normal and your eyelids are affected. It is due to adverse drug reaction to eye drops you have used. This condition is called acute dermatitis. I assume that this is the only ...  Read Full »

I have an old rash that itches. What is the treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a rash on my hand that I have since twenty years; it started on the day when my gloves broke, and I touched a dead mouse. The rash comes and goes for months. Then, it becomes itchy and looks like patches of dry skin. Eating cheese and gluten makes it worse. I also noticed that i...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Based on the information you provided, it is suggestive of hand dermatitis. It can be due to two factors one is dryness, and the second is contact with an allergen. At present, I would suggest you to use Clobetasol ointment twice daily till its remission, followed by...  Read Full »

My friend has had an itchy rash on her face that is causing burning and peeling of skin. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor,A female patient has had rashes on her face for the last three days. There is no complaint of fever or any kind of allergies in other parts of the body. She often complains of a burning sensation and itching in the affected areas. There is a peeling of skin that started by this morning....  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your query and understood your concern. It seems you have allergic contact dermatitis or tinea faciei. This might be cosmetic-induced or other allergen-induced allergic contact dermatitis. I suggest you do not get exposed to that chemical within the next ten ...  Read Full »

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