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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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 Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Please suggest treatment for tree needle allergy?

Query: Hi doctor, A chinese fir tree needle stuck in my arm. It caused a red bump or rash on my arm. The infected area has spread and has grown. It is itchy and burning. I am taking Epipen injection for my mushroom allergy. I had two Benadryl tablets and Hydrocortisone for the rashes. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the details quoted. With the history of your being allergic to mushrooms there is every possibility for you to have an allergic response to other environmental allergens. Did you ever have contact dermatitis to any objects like a watch or an...  Read Full »

Why do I get yearly itchy outbreaks?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from this problem for a few years, and every year it seems to be worsening than the previous one. I am overweight, and I have lost about 15 pounds by working hard. I got yearly rash outbreaks on arms, especially forearms. I have diabetes and take many medications,...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like polymorphic light eruptions may be allergic contact dermatitis. I suggest the measures given below; 1. You can use full sleeve cotton shirts to cover the photo-exposed are...  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 icliniq.com. 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 le...  Read Full »

What are the tiny hole-like rashes in my palm that do not spread anywhere?

Query: Hello doctor,I started to have tiny holes in my palm a few months ago. They do not hurt and are symptomless. And also, they do not spread anywhere.Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Kindly answer the following to help you better;1) Did you had any contact with irritant chemicals?2) Do you have any history of atopy or allergies?3) What is your occupation?4) Do you have a dry skin type?5) Any excess scratching and rubbing of the lesions?6) Do you have...  Read Full »

I get on and off skin rashes two to three times a year. Kindly help me get cure completely.

Query: Hello doctor,I am having on and off skin rashes all over my body. It started on my hands and spreading to other parts of the body. The bumps are of different sizes, and some are clusters; others are single. In addition, they are red, raised, and very itchy. They are presented for more than three wee...  Read Full »


Dr. N. Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I acknowledge your query and the pictures attached (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). It looks like allergic manifestation rather than infective. It is probably eczema, atopic dermatitis, or allergic dermatitis, which often occurs afte...  Read Full »

Why are my hands always dry with on and off non-itchy red spots on the back of my left hand?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old male. My hands remain dry always. And I could notice red spots on the back of my left hand during bedtime. These spots last for about 30 minutes to one hour. They are not itchy or painful. I am having this issue for more than seven years. I am allergic to dust and...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly send some good quality photographs taken in the natural light. Regards.  Read Full »

Why do I have multiple itchy lesions all over my body?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 72 years male, who weighs 66 kg and I am 166 cm tall. I have multiple itchy lesions all over my body which responses temporarily to oral steroids. RAST test showed I am allergic to dogs and cats. My dermatologist diagnosed it as type 3 hypersensitivity (IgG mediated), and I am no...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query. It seems you have developed either allergic contact dermatitis or tinea corporis. Please sent pictures of the lesions, for a better understanding. Revert with more information to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-o...  Read Full »

I got a bad reaction in my face on applying facial hair removal cream. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21 year old female, who weighs 56 kg and I am 164 cm tall. I have had a bad reaction to cream that I used on my face. The cream is a hair removal cream designed to be used on your face. I did a patch test on my arm (as instructed in the product instructions) and had no reactions...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern and examined your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems you have developed irritant contact dermatitis to the hair removal cream. I suggest you try using Fucibet cream (combination of Betamethasone and Fusidic acid)...  Read Full »

I have recurrent red spots on the back of the leg. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have some reddish spots particularly in the back of my leg, which is growing, itching, and spreading on my skin. If I apply Candid B solution regularly, it gets reduced and disappears. However, if I stop using this solution, it starts growing back. What is this? Please suggest some perm...  Read Full »


Dr. V Srikanth Reddy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need to know some history before giving an appropriate diagnosis. Did you have a fever before this rash? Do you have a sore throat? Is it only on one leg or both the legs? Any burning while micturition? Any history of joint or abdominal pain?  Are the lesions blanchab...  Read Full »

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