Chronic Itching

Various skin conditions or physical illnesses can cause chronic or persistent itching. The skin conditions that can result in constant itching are skin dryness, food allergy, poison ivy rashes, diaper rash, contact dermatitis, eczema, etc. Liver cirrhosis, biliary obstruction, and end-stage kidney disease are some examples of systemic diseases causing chronic itching.

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I have a yellow itchy bruise on the top of my areola. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old female with 5'7 height and 168 lbs in weight. I have a yellow bruise on the top of my areola. And when I noticed it over two weeks ago, my whole breast started to itch, and it never stopped. There is no discharge or pain. I have not done anything to bruise it. I hav...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A bruise is due to tissue bleeding and is usually bluish or bluish-red. It is never yellow. Moreover, a bruise is never itchy. Therefore the condition that you have is not a bruise, and it is something else. I would keep a possibility of either eczematous dermatitis, t...  Read Full »

I have itching over the pubic area, with no history of sexual intercourse. So what could be its possible cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I have itching over the lower part of my body, scratching on my penis, buttocks, and pubic area. I usually masturbate, but it has been a long time since I had sexual intercourse with a lady, over 10 to 12 years. I would like to know the cause, treatment, and solutions needed.  Read Full »

Dr. Bandam Srinivas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The symptoms you have are typical of tinea cruris, also known as jock itch. It is a fungal infection that typically affects the skin in the groin, which is warm and moist. It is treatable. I suggest applying antifungal cream, maintaining proper hygiene, and keeping the...  Read Full »

How to treat the chronic skin condition right above my left ankle?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32 year old male. I have this skin condition right above my left ankle and its been there for almost 15 years. I have tried to get it treated a few times but, it just did not go away. Sometimes, it is itchy but at others it is fine. The last time I saw a dermatologist, she p...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and viewed the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can see dry, raised, hyperpigmented, scaly lesions. This is lichen simplex chronicus (LSC) and is usually itchy. The ointment with Betamethasone and Salicylic acid ...  Read Full »

Why do I get itching all over my body?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 39 years old. I have a lot of itching all over my body for the past year, and I am taking Allegra 120 four times a week. After taking this tablet, the itching disappears. I have done a blood test, and it shows some mold allergy. I am attaching the reports and some pictures of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you had any past prescriptions, kindly upload them. Do you have any systemic diseases like diabetes, hypertension, or thyroid disorder?  Read Full »

How to get my itching treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from itching in different parts of the body for the last three years. It increases during winter season, though it stays in summer season also. I had a past history of head dandruff, face itch and rashes, which was cured and relieved. At present, I am facing problem of i...  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You seem to be suffering from atopic dermatitis. Do you suffer from any allergies? Is there any history of asthma in your family? Moisturizers, which are specially meant for such conditions and other medicines can be used. For example Aveeno or Cetaphil DAM lotion. I...  Read Full »

What could cause chronic itching in the exposed area of the body?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife has been having itching on her body for the past one year. Itching subsides with Allegra 120. She is taking this medicine for the last one year. Mostly, she gets itching on the area which is not covered by clothes. Skin becomes red when she scratches it. I am attaching the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Dhaniram Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to She is allergic. The allergy can be due to food, sunlight, pollens, soap, moisturizer, or powder. So she can be allergic to anything. As you mentioned that only areas that are not covered by clothes are affected, which points to photosensitivity which is an allergy ...  Read Full »

Why do I have black patches on the periphery of my feet?

Query: Hi doctor, I have skin allergy on feet. Black patches on periphery of feet. Lack of moisture in those areas causing wide open cracks and even the flesh are exposed outside. I have attached the pictures for your reference. Kindly guide. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Rashmi Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Is the lesion present on both the feet? Do you have any itchy lesion anywhere else in the body? How long have you had it? Judging by the photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and the limited history, I have come to the following conclusi...  Read Full »

Why is there a constant body itching with painful bowel movements?

Query: Hello doctor, I have itching all over the body and different part itch at different time. And whenever it itches skin becomes pink like you can see in the photo attached. Also whenever skin itches I have some pain or movement in the stomach, I also have pain during bowel movements. What is the caus...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your history and clinical images are more in favor of acute urticaria. It is an immediate kind of skin allergy, and once it starts, it usually tends to last 4 to 6 weeks if appropriately treated. You could even try to identify any possible exacerbating factor. The us...  Read Full »

Please help with itchy red rashes on the thigh.

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a problem with dry skin and rashes. I have a history of atopic eczema on the neck for which I am applying Flutivate cream. 4 weeks back some red rashes started coming up with itching. I thought it is because of dry skin, so I applied coconut oil and moisturizer. The redness ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please share in detail about the onset, progression, and duration of the rash. Is popliteal fossa (shallow depression behind knee joint) or antecubital fossa involved? What is the predominant complaint? Is it itching or burning? Do you have any rash over your thig...  Read Full »

Why do I have constant itching between the fingers?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from itching problem in between fingers of both hands. It is a kind of red rash. I am suffering with this since nine months. Please suggest some remedy. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to What is the complaint in it? Is there itching, pain or burning? Does itching predominantly occur at night? Are abdomen and genitalia also affected? Revert back with the details to a dermatologist online -->  Read Full »

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