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 a history of contact dermatitis. What could be causing the red or purple itchy spots inside my arms and biceps?

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 »

What is the treatment for long term itchy dry white patches on palm, neck and arms?

Query: Hello doctor, Some white rashes or patches have grown up on the upper portion of the palm, behind and the left side of the neck and arms. They itch when they become dry. I applied Candid B for a few weeks but could not get rid of it. It has been quite a long time with this.  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for the query. The photos are not clear. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It shows a lichenified lesion on the dorsum of the foot and hypopigmented lesions on dorsum of hand, neck and in other site lesions are not shown. Duration, presenc...  Read Full »

Why is my skin getting red after using an anti-acne gel, and how to get rid of it?

Query: Hello doctor, I had moderate acne, for which I started using Epiduo gel. It worked great and cleared up my skin. However, I still get a pimple or two occasionally, but overall there has been a big improvement. I have some minor scarring. My problem comes from the redness of my skin. My skin in gener...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Acne is common at your age, and you might experience frequent exacerbation due to stress or hormones. I suggest you use anti-acne gel (Adapalene and Benzoyl peroxide) whenever you have pimples or a Clindamycin (...  Read Full »

How to get rid of itchy, small bumps in face?

Query: Hi doctor, I am in my teenage now. I have these small bumps all over my face and I think it is an allergic reaction. What is the fastest way to treat and get rid of this? I believe that it is from the cleanser, which I used recently. The bumps are small, but I have a lot of them on my chin, cheeks a...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your concern in the given video (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like you are having irritant contact dermatitis or maybe acneiform eruptions (skin condition that resemble acne vulgaris), but with your descriptions the duration is not...  Read Full »

What are the reasons for rashes and red bumps on the skin with pain and itching?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife has been suffering from a kind of a rash or red bumps for the past seven years. We have consulted many places and ruled out of any significant disease except for dryness. A few antifungal creams like Clop-GM or Cosvate G cream gave some relief. They are becoming more concerning w...  Read Full »

Dr. Barve Vaibhav Saidas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for allowing me to treat your skin problem. Since how many days do you have rash? Does the rash stay permanent? Does she have any history of insect bites? Did she see any rash in the morning? Is it associated with itching or burning? Does the itching get sever...  Read Full »

How harmful is poison oak when contacted?

Query: Hi doctor, I disk golf in an area where a decent amount of poison oak is present. I would like to know how fast urushiol binds to skin, and once it does, is there any possibility to spread?I use an electronic cigarette which requires me to handle cotton that I feed into the atomizer. My doubt is if ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sudhir Kumar. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query. Poison oak causes allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) and is the most common cause of ACD than all the other causes combined. The allergen which causes ACD is usually present within the sap named Urushiol, and it will be mainly present in the leav...  Read Full »

Why do I have pimples after forgetting to remove my make up off?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old, and I have this problem for about two weeks. I think this is because I did not remove my make up after a party and slept off. And the very next day, I got small red pimples on my face. I have this redness or spots on both sides of my cheeks. What could this be? Plea...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This might be allergic contact dermatitis or cosmetic-induced acne. Make sure that you do not get exposed to that chemical within the next 10 days otherwise there are chances of sensitization and can cause further flare-up of the disease. Apply the following medicines on ...  Read Full »

My nephew has a skin infection in the right midfoot. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor,My nephew, who is 5.6 years old, has got a skin infection in the right midfoot. My sister noticed it a week ago. She thought it as some infection due to sweat in summer. Now, it has been the same which is in the attached photo. Until now there is no itching or burning or any irritation or ...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your concern and examined your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems that your nephew developed fixed drug eruption or irritant contact dermatitis. I suggest you apply Fucibet cream (Betamethasone and Fusidic acid) twice dai...  Read Full »

What should I do about the painful rash and burning sensation under my armpit?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a rash under my left armpit (not on the armpit, but below) since today. It is v-shaped and is burning. I have some discoloration on the topside of the armpit too, but that is not burning. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is an allergic rash caused due to friction or sweating. I would suggest you apply - 1. Cream Tyza (Terbinafine) or Luliact (Luliconazole) cream at night for two weeks. 2. Clotrimazole dusting powder daily after bath for one month. Consult your specialist doctor a...  Read Full »

I have a painful, dry and flaky patch of skin above my eyes. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor,Please help me. I have unbelievably dry, flaking, painful, itchy, and now folding skin above my eyes and it is driving me crazy. It looks awful and is affecting my self-image. Every day I moisturize, multiple times, from coconut oil to rosehip, Vaseline, even hydrocortisone to no avail....  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have noted your concern and I have viewed the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You seem to have eyelid dermatitis, either seborrheic dermatitis or contact dermatitis. Though Cortisone should help, however, if it has not been much effective. Y...  Read Full »

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