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Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis or eczema is a skin condition where the skin becomes red, itchy, and sensitive. It is a long-lasting disease and is usually accompanied by asthma or hay fever. Treatment is done applying cream to reduce itching and to treat other infections.

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What can be the reason for rashes appearing under the armpits of my 5-year-old daughter?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 5 years old. A few weeks ago, rashes started appearing under her armpits. It is like one bigger wound with rough dots. It is not getting any better and is spreading now. There are also some dots on the tummy, but it is primarily present under the armpits. It is for the firs...  Read Full »


Dr. Pathave Hari Shivaram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. It looks like atopic dermatitis with secondary bacterial infection. I suggest using Mometasone Fusidic acid cream at morning and afternoon for seven days and Tacrolimus (0.1%) ointment at night for 15 days. Take Tabl...  Read Full »

I have red rash on my palms, feet and knees that are sometimes itchy. What could be the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a red, target-shaped rash most prominent on my palms, feet, and knees. The rash is slightly raised and is not always itchy. It was itchy before then the rash appeared. Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and will help you. Can you add more details to your presenting complaint? Thank you.  Read Full »

Kindly advise the treatment for eczema and itching in a 5-year-old.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a 5-year-old girl that gets severe itching. She has been diagnosed with eczema and scratches until relief. Her skin looks inflammed and pelvic lymph nodes are palpable. Doctors have suggested using the steroid Triamcinolone 0.1 % ointment for two weeks with antibiotic ointment ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The kid has atopic dermatitis. It is a type of eczema that usually starts early in life after three months of age, starts over face in babies, then involves forearms, legs in toddlers. It is very itchy, the erosions from scratching can get infected easily. Most children...  Read Full »

Are my rashes an allergic reaction to the molds on the walls?

Query: Hello doctor, Last year, I moved to a coastal area to go to college. I moved into an older house that had really poor ventilation. As a result, when it was warmer inside than outside, I had condensation on my walls and water beaded down. So, soon after I moved in, mold grew on three of my bedroom wa...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query in detail and do understand your concern. Judging from your description and the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I am quite sure you are suffering from a kind of eczema known as atopic dermatitis. Involvement...  Read Full »

My baby is suffering from eczema. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My 5-month-old baby has pretty bad eczema. Just recently, he had a bad flare-up in both legs, arms, hands, and cheeks, which he was weeping. For 80 % of the day, he is suffering from a rash and seems to have no relief at all. He scratches and cries continuously throughout the day and wake...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern.This is atopic dermatitis. It has many causes. The most common is due to allergies to various dietary proteins or external stimuli. We need to elicit the history properly and need to do investigations to delineate the cause. First, we will do a ba...  Read Full »

I have a red, bumpy, itchy rash on my arms and feet. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a red bumpy itchy rash on my arms, hands, legs, and feet. I went to the hospital for it, and no one could tell me what I had. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Atopic dermatitis is an endogenous eczema (eczema due to internal causes) characterized by extreme itchiness and recurrent symmetric eczematous dermatitis. The involvement of a site depends on the age of the patients. This chronic eczema is one...  Read Full »

I have a rupture on my nose and itchy hands after bleaching.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a rupture on the nose after having a bleach. I have dry skin. I also have itchy sensation on my hands, and I kept scratching, which made my hands worsen.  Read Full »


Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think you may be having an atopic tendency, but to be sure and prescribe medicines, I need details. In my opinion, you need medicated daily skincare products. If you have such dry skin, my advice is that you should avoid bleach. Also, use mild soap for a bath, foll...  Read Full »

My son had skin rashes two months ago in his butt with itching and history of allergy. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My 7-year-old son is healthy, but he had skin rashes two months ago in his butt. I went to the doctor. He took a skin biopsy and a blood test. He said that it was a viral infection, and there was no treatment for that. Still, it did not go away. It comes and goes. Should I be worried abou...  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is the lesion itchy? Does he have any fever? Did he scratch and rub the lesions excessively? Is that spreading? Does he have any history of atopy or allergies? Answer the questions for details.  Read Full »

My baby has a white spot on his back. Can it be vitiligo?

Query: Hi doctor, My 4 week old baby has a white spot on his back. Is it vitiligo?  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your query and concern. With your descriptions it seems your child may have pityriasis alba (fine, dry, and pale patches). Pityriasis alba is a treatable disease and more common in childhood or it may be pre vitiligo. Please get reviewed with picture for be...  Read Full »

My baby has itchy spots with pus. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My 15 month old baby is having spots with pus. It is itchy and scaly. The spots have increased in a week. It seems to heal, but then they appear in other region. I have attached the photos. Kindly check them. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You child has atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis). He scratched it a lot and so the lesion got infected. Basically, two things have to be in mind. First, we need to treat atopic eczema. ...  Read Full »

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