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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How do I know if I am allergic to a specific thing?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19 years old male. My IgE levels in the past two years were 1411 and 869.0 IU/mL respectively. Do I need to check now? Also the absolute eosinophil counts were 800 and 240. My TSH was high and it got treated. I feel allergic to dust, eggplant (tongue itch), perfume, fragrance, etc...  Read Full »

Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It seems you do have allergy tendencies in your body which are associated with asthma or allergic bronchitis and high IgE levels. Also you have associated skin issues like urticaria or atopic dermatitis which are all connected together. Well, the first line is usually...  Read Full »

Can allergy make your eyes watery, red, and itchy, with dark circles around?

Query: Hi doctor, I have eczema, and I have been taking medications for five years with multiple doctors with no results. Some worked, some did not. The main problem is I have running nose (from 3 years), skin gets round around mouth with black scars, full black rough skin on the neck and for the past six...  Read Full »

Dr. Priya B. T

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through all pictures and prescriptions (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The problem that you have is atopic dermatitis. It is a disease that is not an infection, but your immunity will be working abruptly and uncontrollably. Its triggers a...  Read Full »

What causes itchy spots with pus?

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 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. S...  Read Full »

What are the causes of flaky white patches on a baby's forehead?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is four months old. He has white patches on his forehead and around his eyes. They are flaky and little skin peels off. I am much worried. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It may be due to seborrheic dermatitis (itchy red rash with flaky scales) or atopic dermatitis or simple dryness. Please consult a dermatologist for examination and management. Use mild soap or cleanser for face wash. You can also use a moisturizer.  Read Full »

I am a 40-year-old diabetic female with raised, red, sore, and scaly skin on my face. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40-year-old female, single, diabetic on Metformin; I started to have skin lesions on my face about a month ago, patches of raised, red, sore, scaling skin on my face; I had it before at my hairline, and near ear area, I would like to confirm this seborrheic dermatitis and what to d...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is an allergic rash (atopic dermatitis). I suggest, 1. Apply 1 % hydrocortisone cream or gel at night for seven days. 2. Apply Nadibact cream (Nadifloxacin) or 1 % Clindamycin gel during the daytime for ten days. 3. Wash face with gent...  Read Full »

How to care for my child's eczema ?

Query: Hello doctor, My 12-year-old daughter has had a skin problem on and off since she was a toddler. We guess it to be eczema. It started in her inner crease of the right elbow as a pink, itchy spot, and it spread to her left hand in between her middle fingers and palm. The skin is pink, peels off, and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have seen the pictures you sent (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity).It is hand eczema (dermatitis). Dermatitis is confined mainly to hands with or without minor involvement of other areas. The disease can be acute, lasting less than three months, ...  Read Full »

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 Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. It looks like atopic dermatitis with secondary bacterial infection. I suggest using; a) Mometasone Fusidic acid cream at morning and afternoon for seven days. b) Tacrolimus (0.1%) ointment at night for 15 days. c...  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 »

Kindly give suggestion for irritating aggressive dandruff on eyebrow.

Query: Hello doctor,For the past six months, I have had an irritating aggressive dandruff on my right eyebrow. Granules develop that are painful to the touch. I have applied zinc oxide, tea tree oil, and Pramoxine hydrochloride 1 % (suggested by a pharmacist). They helped for a while but were not a permane...  Read Full »

Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Is this the same episode or a recurrent issue? How long did you use above mentioned topical agent? Do you have discharge from the right eye? From your description, one of the differential diagnoses is blepharitis. But to be sure of the diagnosis, kindly send the image a...  Read Full »

Will Mometasone help in atropic dermatitis flareup?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing flare-ups for weeks now. I do not know if this has something to do with the change of weather. I have been having trouble sleeping lately since I am very uncomfortable right now. I am using Cetaphil gentle wash and shampoo because my scalp gets itchy as well. I a...  Read Full »

Dr. Vikash Paudel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Atopic dermatitis is relatively more sort of relapsing with seasonal aggravation. It has a genetic and familial component as well. If you have severe symptoms which is hampering your daily activities you need to start with systemic immunosuppressants like Prednisolone ...  Read Full »

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