Dermatitis

Dermatitis is a broad term used to describe conditions that make the skin dry, itchy, swollen, red, crust, or flake off. The types of dermatitis are atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, cradle cap, diaper rash, and seborrheic dermatitis.

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How to treat skin rashes due to a hen scratch?

Query: Hello doctor,About a month ago, a hen scratched my hand. I do not know if there is a connection, but I got a rash. I used Triderm against fungus infection, and the rash almost disappeared. After that, I got a rash on other parts of the body. The doctor said the skin was dry, and I have dermatitis. H...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Use Fucidin cream twice daily in the morning and noon for seven days, Miconazole ointment/gel at night for 15 days. Take tablet Levocetirizine 5 mg at night after dinner for seven days. Avoid scratching or rubbing lesions as it may cause secondary bacterial infectio...  Read Full »

What can be done about a rash on the head of the penis?

Query: Hello, I am a 22 year old man. I am currently 180 lbs and 6 ft. My symptoms today started about a week ago and has not gone away, but only grown a little. I have a rash of some kind on the head/shaft of my penis. It doesn’t uncontrollably itch or burn, but it is still worrisome. I have been i...  Read Full »


Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Dear! I can truly understand that you’re worried and I thank you for sending a photo because when it is about skin issues it is always difficult without a photo. It looks very much like dermatitis. However, is is not possible to determine the reason for it through the internet. Therefore you shoul...  Read Full »

I spent a day in beach and got red marks along my shoulders, arms, and chest like sunburns. Is this vitiligo?

Query: Hello doctor, After I spent a day at the beach, I noticed red marks along my shoulders, arms, and chest that looked like sunburns. After a couple of days, though those spots turned brown, and the rest of my body looked like it had not tanned. I was wondering if this could be vitiligo or something e...  Read Full »


Dr. Kakkar

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have got Berloque dermatitis (those reddish-brown patches) (attachment removed to protect patient identity) due to sun exposure after some perfume or fragrance or plant contact on the skin (phytophotodermatitis) which typically causes these irregular and ...  Read Full »

How to treat dryness and itching in finger webs of both hands?

Query: Hello doctor, The webs of my fingers on both hands are dry and itchy. There is also a spot at the back of my neck, oblong in shape that is similarly dry and itchy. They have become reddish from vigorous scratching. The last time I consulted a doctor in January 2020. My follow-up consultation was ov...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from dryness and itching of fingers of both hands. According to the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) that is provided here, you may suffer from contact derm...  Read Full »

Why did my skin in the chin peel and is sore?

Query: Hi I have recently tanned the skin on my chin became dry and now has peeled the patch is now whiter the my other skin. Just peeled and became sore. Attaching a photo.  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello Welcome to icliniq.com Hope you are keeping safe 1) I have seen the attached photo and read your brief history, it looks like you are having Photodermatitis/ hyper sensitivity to sunlight . Other conditions to be ruled out are - Atopic dermatitis ( skin allergy caused due to genetically lin...  Read Full »

Am I experiencing ear pain because of the infected piercing?

Query: From 4-5 i have been experiencing ear pain not outer pain inside the ear canal. It started a day after one of my piercings got infected and started bleeding. I haven’t taken any type of medication. The piercing has healed but my ear still hearts. My sleep schedule is messed and i sleep around 7 am...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi! The most common reason to have pain is due to dermatitis which has led to an infection. Dermatitis occurs due to reaction of the metal piercing with the skin. You can start an antibiotic tab ciplox 500mg one tab two times a day after food for next 5 days. In addition, please do any analgesic ...  Read Full »

I have a cold sore on lip. Is it due to herpes?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a bad cold sore 8 weeks ago on my top lip and a bit of the skin above it. I used Zovirax externally 2 weeks course and Acyclovir 2 weeks course to treat it. The actual sore improved, the blister stopped weeping, the scab formed and flaked off within 3 weeks but the redness is ...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the current picture sent by you, it does not look like a cold sore as of now (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Also, I would advise to stop all ongoing treatment (including the Hydrocortisone) and just leave it alone for a week. Apply Dologel o...  Read Full »

I live in high altitude and I feel itching around my mouth in monsoon. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I live at high altitude 7000’ with mostly dry climate except during the monsoon, before this monsoon kicked I felt itching around and near my lips and mouth and later that day the skin darkened. Please advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Nazma Parveen

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query and here is my opinion. Itching and darkening of the skin around the mouth can be due to varied reasons like allergies, dermatitis, extremely dry, and cold weather. In your case, it is likely the last reason. I would advise you to use a g...  Read Full »

Can Tacrolimus ointment be applied on lips?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from dried, itchy, chappy, dark and extremely ugly lips since I was 10 years old. I am tired of dealing with this. I have tried everything throughout the years. I am 28 years old now, and today my lips are in their worst state. At 13 years of age, I also used to have swoll...  Read Full »


Dr. Kakkar

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have viewed the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Apart from what you have said I also noticed that you have depigmentation of lips. I suggest you to use a Tacrolimus 0.1 % ointment, twice daily and a moderately potent topical steroid, for e....  Read Full »

What I should i do to cure dermatitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have acne, and my pharmacist said that it is dermatitis. I tried every homemade mask, but it does not work out. I have not tried any medication but have used some skincare products like face washes. And apart from that, I have a terrible uneven tone (tan) on my face, neck, and arms ...  Read Full »


Dr. Payal Chauhan

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. It seems that you have acne vulgaris grade 3. 2. Please do not touch or squeeze them. If you are scratch them, it will lead to the mark. 3. I have suggested the medicines below. Please consult your doctor, discuss my suggestion and take medication with consent.  Read Full »

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