Calamine

Calamine is used to treat minor skin conditions like hives, mosquito bites, and itchiness. As Calamine has a drying property, it is used on blisters and rashes caused by poison ivy. It dries such rashes and pimples, which eventually fall off.

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Will bed bugs cause rashes on legs and arms?

Query: Hi doctor,I have rashes for a couple of days and it seems to be itchy. It appeared first on the lower back of my legs. Then, it got spread on my legs and arms. I am not sure whether it is due to allergy or dust mites or bed bugs.   Read Full »


Dr. Md Rajja

Internal Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, General Medicine Physician, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have rashes for a couple of days and it seems to be itchy. You can take tablet Loratidine 10 mg one tablet orally eight hourly for ten days. You can use Calamine lotion (Zinc oxide with Ferric oxide). Apply it below the neck for fifteen days. It has started to sprea...  Read Full »

How to treat a painless, non-itchy red scratch above the butt area?

Query: Hello doctor, I have what looks like a red scratch or stress point starting above my butt and going down. It might be intergluteal cleft intertrigo, from the research I have done. It almost looks like a pale pink scar. It does not itch, hurt, ooze, peel, develop scabs or scales, or bother me other ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Redness over the gluteal cleft is caused by friction, sweating and may be due to intertrigo. Intertrigo is caused by bacterial or fungal infection leading to maceration of the skin.  Read Full »

I got sudden itchy skin rash with no pus. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22 year old female. I got a sudden skin allergy and there is lot of itching. Small red rashes have appeared on limbs, back and face. But, there is no puss in the rash. I took Cetirizine.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How long it has been there? What is the complaint in it? What are the areas affected and spread? Revert back with the asked details to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for heat rashes on testicles.

Query: Hi doctor, I get red marks on my testicles when it is hot outside. Is it heat rash or STD? I have attached a picture of the red lesions for your better understanding.  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and examined your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems like you have topical steroid-induced telangiectasia or angiokeratoma. Do you have any itching or pain? Are you using any topical cream for itching over the scrot...  Read Full »

Why has my baby developed a red ring around the anus?

Query: Hello doctor, This is for my 22 days old baby girl. In the last 2 days she has developed some red coloured rash in the area surrounding the anus area. She feels irritated while passing stools. I have attached the picture of the same. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Srinivas Gunda

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have viewed the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This is called diaper rash, commonly called the nappy rash. If no loose stools are happening at present, this is a nappy rash. This is common in infants who wear diapers for daily use and without...  Read Full »

Why did my baby suddenly develop red patches on the skin?

Query: Hi doctor, There are sudden red patches on the skin of my 5 months old baby. He had mild fever the previous day and loose motions before that. There is no other noticeable symptom. Crocin and Atarax drops have been given. Same thing happened two days ago and the almost entire upper body had turned r...  Read Full »


Dr. Sirisha

Paediatrician

Answer: Hello. Welcome to icliniq.com. The problem seems to be like either a viral infection or allergy. If fever has subsided, then mostly it is an allergy. If fever is still persistent, then it is infection related rash. You can continue Crocin (Paracetamol) for fever and Atarax (Hydroxyzine) for rash. Al...  Read Full »

I have dark spots on my face. Would Calamine lotion work?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 15-year-old suffering from dark spots on the face. They are dark brown, and my usual skin tone is golden brown. I developed acne when I first started puberty, and I picked at my face, which caused these scars. I have tried Vitamin C, and Mederma gel to lighten them, but nothing wo...  Read Full »


Dr. Srinivas Goud B

Dermatologist, Cosmetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that you have acne scars and dark spots caused due to acne. Acne is usually age-related because of hormonal changes. However, I suggest you undergo PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy for the scars if they are bothering you. For dark spots, you may use ...  Read Full »

How to treat hot water burns in a kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My 4-year-old baby spilled extremely hot water on his right feet. The skin became red immediately. I put Aloe vera gel and silver nitrate ointment. It is better now. But, he is suffering from burning and pain. Kindly let me know what are the other medications and other precautions tha...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Golla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to start applying Linical (Calamine) lotion every hourly until the burning settles down. You also need to apply T-Bact (Mupirocin Topical) or Mupi (Mupirocin) or Nadibact Cream (Nadifloxacin Topical) thrice daily after applying the Linical lotion. You can a...  Read Full »

How to treat recurrent itchy skin rashes in a 5-year-old kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My kid is 4.5 years old. He had skin allergy with itching with a mild fever below 100F (nine days before). Rashes disappeared once we apply baby lotion, but again reappeared. We consulted a doctor he suggested to take the following medicine. Syrup Cetirizine 5 ml (bedtime 7-10 day...  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description and photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it looks like your son has hives or urticaria. It can be due to allergy or viral infections or can occur without any obvious reason. Did the doctor you consulted before see him face t...  Read Full »

How to treat skin rashes due to Amoxicillin intake?

Query: Hello doctor I am a 20-year-old female. I am currently experiencing some allergic reaction. Last week, I took Amoxicillin along with antihistamines to treat my ear infection. I stopped taking Amoxicillin after seven days but continued taking the antihistamine. However, two days after I noticed some...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a drug reaction, eruption due to Amoxicillin with hives and exanthem. Take tablet Atarax 10 mg (Hydroxyzine dihydrochloride) thrice daily for seven days, or Widcet 5 mg twice daily for seven days. Apply Dermocalm lotion two to three times a day for 10 days. ...  Read Full »

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