Q. Kindly suggest an ointment for quick relief of these itchy bumps.

Answered by
Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 13, 2016 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hi doctor,

I have this skin reaction for around a month now. They are itchy, red and tiny bumps. My doctor gave my Zatamil ointment to use but after that ointment I feel it as spreading. Is there any other ointment that can help to get rid of it quickly?



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I feel sorry for this situation.

  • The most important aspect that I am interested in is how did you get this rash (attachment removed to protect patient identity)? Is it due to food allergy or medication induced or chemical allergy or plant or insect contact, etc?
  • I suggest ointment Procort topical (Hydrocortisone and Pramoxine). It will provide you fast relief.
  • Wash the area frequently. Do not use any scented soaps or shampoos to the area. Use oatmeal milk and honey body wash to take a bath and wash the area.
  • I also suggest tablet Cetirizine 5 mg twice a day for five days and tablet Ibuprofen twice a day for three days to reduce inflammation and fast relief. Ice sponging too will be beneficial.

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Thank you doctor,

I am working in a hospital. Initially, I had a small circle. But, when my doctor gave me the ointment called Zatamil it got worse with more itch and spread. I did send you an image of the rash and it seems like chemical allergy in hand wash or something. I never had it before. I asked my doctor about the reason for this reaction and she said it is due to winter. I have always used hand wash before. I do not have a food allergy. I hope you had a look of the images I sent. What is the best ointment I can use apart from your prescription above?



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I appreciate your efforts for sharing pictures in the first place (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

  • I had reviewed them in detail and see that there is no need to worry as this will go away in some time. In a couple of days you will get relief of the symptoms and in a week or two it will hopefully be resolved completely.
    • The ointment I mentioned before, being the best one for you. I suggest to apply it twice until relieved or for a week.
      • It seems to be either from touching the plants in the backyard or something else related. Some people are allergic to Pyodine surgical scrub (Povidone-Iodine) in hospitals. They may get this issue.
        • Other reasons include Latex allergy from gloves. You can rule them out and avoid if so.

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