Chronic eczematous dermatitis is a condition that causes inflamed, red patches on the skin. It tends to remain long-lasting and flare-up periodically. These red patches often appear on the hand, knees, face, and neck. There is no cure for this condition. In severe cases, wrapping the affected area with topical corticosteroids and wet bandages might help.
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I have itching in the elbows and lower part of both the legs. What can this be?
Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from itching in elbows and lower part of both the legs for the last two to three weeks. I have been applying Clonate ointment (Clobetasol 0.05%), but it is spreading to other areas. Please suggest an ointment and antibiotic for quick relief. In the past, I have used Clon... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be a fungal infection. Steroids are never used in fungal infection. Avoid self-medications as it may worsen the lesion. Kindly attach a clinical picture so that I can assess the infection and arrive at a definitive diagnosis. Read Full »
Why do I have a piece of dry skin on the center of the nipple?
Query: Hi doctor,Is it normal to have a piece of dry skin in the center of the nipple? I was just able to pick it out. My last mammogram was normal, which was taken six months before. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for trusting us about your health care. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Your symptoms are suggestive of eczematous dermatitis. You can keep the area dry and clean, apply steroid ointment over it and use vitamin E capsules. Are yo... Read Full »
Why do my underarms have dark patches that weep on scratching?
Query: Hi, I have had dark patches under both my underarms for the past almost ten years, but they used to fade away sometimes. Recently it has stayed, and it gets really itchy sometimes, either during the night or when it gets sweaty during the day. When I scratch, it will weep. I have seborrheic dermatit... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I am sorry for such discomfort. I have seen the pictures you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). There is a plaque-like lesion, thickening of the skin with dark skin color compared t... Read Full »
Will a dry and flaky skin on the glans penis heal on its own?
Query: Hello doctor, My glans penis is dry and flaky, but not painful or itchy. Will it heal on its own? And only slight itch if there is an erection. I notice this started when I started brisk walking; I am not sure if it is related. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Apply Fucidin (Fusidic acid) cream twice daily (in the morning and at night) for seven days. Tablet Emanzen D (Serratiopeptidase and Diclofenac Sodium) twice daily for three days (if painful). Do you have any history of injury? Did you have a zip fastener injury?... Read Full »
What is the reason for soreness at the base of my penis?
Query: Hi doctor, I have soreness at the base of my penis. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think it is chronic eczema. It is not infectious, but please do not scratch it. Do not leave any soap residues there. I advise you to try, Betnovate-C (Betamethasone and Clioquinol) cream apply topically before bedtime for one week. Any Emollient (moisturizer)... Read Full »
How to treat plantar warts on skin?
Query: Hello doctor, I had something like plantar warts on my skin. The warts are not there now, but the skin has become dry and swells up in white color when soaked in water for a long time. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Are you a diabetic? Do you have any chronic illness, an autoimmune disorder, psoriasis? Do you have a history of eczema of hand and share your previous treatment details? Do you have any contact with irritants or chemicals? Do you have any injury in the past? What i... Read Full »
I have tanned spots on the lower left leg. Is it cancerous?
Query: Hi doctor, I have flat brown or tanned spots on the lower left leg for the past two years. It itches very rarely. It is much flat. It was due to rubbing or scratching. Currently, I am taking tablet Amlodipine, tablet Benazepril, tablet Satin 10 mg for cholesterol and acid reflux medications. My last... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can see a scaly, red patch. It seems like a chronic eczematous dermatitis patch perhaps psoriasis. I suggest you use a moisturizer over that area. In addition, I suggest you apply a p... Read Full »