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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What should I apply for anal itching?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel very itchy around the anus. It feels like I need to press around the periphery for it to stop. There is no pain, just irritation. I have had hemorrhoids once before, but this is not the same. I do not feel any pimples or problems in opening bowel. I tried Glyvenol cream for a f...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammad Aamir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should apply Calamine lotion at the place where it is itching thrice a day for a week and take tablet Loratadine 10 mg once a day for a week. I would like to review after a week and please send me the picture of it. Revert back with the photographs to an ...  Read Full »

How to cure the rashes in the hands, face, and legs of my 2-year-old son?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 2 years and 9 months old. Five months back, he got rashes all over his hands, face and legs, from buttocks to toe. We have consulted many doctors. One of them said it would last three months and prescribed some medicines, but it did not subside. I was then told he is hypersensi...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Golla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, your kid might be having acute urticaria symptoms, papular urticaria or purpura. Please send me a few pictures, taken when the rash is active. This will help me in diagnosis. For more information consult a dermatologist online --> http...  Read Full »

What is the cause behind the insane itching present on my penis, inner thighs, and testicles?

Query: Hi doctor,I am having insane itching on my penis, inner thighs, testicles, and anal region for a week. Also, the shaft and tip of my penis itch a lot. I do not know why this is happening. I cannot see any rash or anything. It just itches continuously. I clean it properly but it is not going away. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know whether there is itching in the rest of your contacts to rule out scabies. Meanwhile, you could start using these medications. Take tablet Teczine 5 mg (Levotcetirizine) once daily at night for ten days and Calosoft AF lotion (mixture of liquid ...  Read Full »

How to know if my 6-year-old child has chickenpox?

Query: Hello doctor, My 6-year-old child is having itchy skin rashes. How to know if it is chickenpox? Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern.It is one of the common viral infections. There is nothing to worry about.Chickenpox usually starts on the chest, back, trunk, face, mouth and then spreads to the legs, including the groin, private areas, and arm. It starts from the center and r...  Read Full »

How to get rid of red rashes in the neck and back of a 4-year-old child?

Query: Hello doctor, My son has rashes all over his neck and body. His neck is very red and wet. I am attaching a photo of his rashes. The doctor said he has eczema, and he suggested to use Daktacort, Aveeno cream, and Flucloxacillin, but it is not helping. It is getting worse. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Suvina Attavar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). How old is your son? From when is he having these rashes? Was Flucloxacillin prescribed before the rashes occurred? If your child is around a month and from the photos it looks like he has e...  Read Full »

How can I avoid scars formed from chickenpox?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 34 year old female. It started with two days of fever and body pain. I developed blisters and spots. My doctor diagnosed it as chickenpox. I have a few red spots and blisters on my face. I am taking Acivir 400 DT thrice, Azithromycin once daily and Cetirizine 10. I am also applying...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chickenpox or varicella is a viral infection and if not treated correctly leads to complications. From your clinical image (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the diagnosis looks to be so. There are some necessary precautions that you need to take so that th...  Read Full »

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

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

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

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

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 »

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