Contact Dermatitis

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I applied toothpaste in lower eyelid which has caused an indentation. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old and I once in my lifetime applied toothpaste on my bottom eyelid trying to help with the dark circles I had but then I had an irritation there and the next morning I had a scab which later fell off and left an indentation on my end eye that looks like an ugly wrinkle...  Read Full »

Dr. Chaitra Prakash


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The indentation below the eyelids as I can see the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) could have been due to two things. Toothpaste that you had applied might have caused contact dermatitis and in turn skin thinning in th...  Read Full »

I have got redness, itchiness and swelling due to cosmetic cream. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I got risings, itch, and redness from a cosmetic cream. Risings went off. Redness and itch are still here. It is the fourth day. And a little swelling like seems like I had botox. Is it normal to still have those? I only apply a cream for the itch. Should I take an antihistamine for t...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your query. With your descriptions, it seems you have developed irritant contact dermatitis to cosmetic cream which you have used. First of all, never use this cream and similar products in future otherwise on subsequent exposure may lead to fulminant reacti...  Read Full »

What is the non-healing recurring spot on my back?

Query: Hi doctor, I seem to have a recurring spot on my back. Feels like a bite but it never heals and never goes away. It also has a brownish dark area on the skin around it. No pain.  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Exactly how long it has been there? Please send few more close up photographs? Any family history? Any history of diabetes mellitus or hypertension or any other medical illness?  Read Full »

What is the non-itchy red patch on the skin of penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a small red patch of skin on my penis for over a month. There is no itchiness, no irritation, no pain.  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please send few good quality photographs taken in a natural light.  Read Full »

Why does my skin of collarbone constantly reacts and breaks out?

Query: Hello doctor,I have this issue on my collarbone where my skin constantly reacts and breaks out since high school. I would wear crew neck shirts to cover it. More recently I have controlled breakouts with a salicylic acid skin wash but it is more than breakout prone skin. I also cannot wear necklaces...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your case. Well, there is nothing to be ashamed of and your problem has nothing to do with cleanliness. I do not know why your doctor has said so. Anyways be patient. You are having two problems. Contact dermatitis which is a type of allergy caused b...  Read Full »

How can brown patches on the skin be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, My aunt has skin problems for the past six months. She gets brown patches. She locally met a doctor who gave her a cream called Sunban after applying which the brown patches turned reddish. Someone told her to apply camphor and coconut oil after which the situation deteriorated and pa...  Read Full »

Dr. Sunil Kothiwala

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all, I would like to appreciate your image quality and way of taking photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Everything is nicely visible. The basic problem here is melasma. She has brownish pigmented patches that are usually developin...  Read Full »

Betnovate ointment has not helped my foreskin. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am not able to retract my foreskin from one month. Applying Betnovate ointment has not improved. Now inside the foreskin has become red and painful. Please suggest me medications.  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query. The problem of the tight foreskin is a month old and now it is associated with pain and redness. All the symptoms are indicating towards some sort of local infection. Infection can be any of these like contact dermatitis, sweat dermatit...  Read Full »

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