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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I have had a rash around my anus for ten days, and I do not know what it is. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a rash around my anus for ten days. It started around ten days ago. And one week before that, I shaved my buttocks using a cream for hair removal. It started as an itchy burning, a single small lesion that grew up and became more. Sometimes it is painful, especially when I w...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Hope you are doing well. Having gone through the history and the images provided from your end (attachment hidden to protect patient's identity), they are eczema, or dermatitis lesions formed post insect bite reaction. Eczema occurs due to long-term insect bite reac...  Read Full »

I have a constant dermatitis on all body parts, which worsens at night. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have severe dermatitis on almost all parts of my lower body, arms and hands. Many times I wake up at night due to itching. I have tried Clobetasone Butyrate ointment, but it is only sometimes effective and too expensive. In addition, I need help contacting a doctor. Do you have any advi...  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhin Varghese

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I suggest the below daily care advice. Keep the skin lubricated or moisturized. Use ointment (such as petroleum jelly), cream, or lotion two to three times a day. Moisturizers should be free of alcohol, scents, dyes, fragrances, or chemicals that you are allergic t...  Read Full »

Kindly give suggestion for irritating aggressive dandruff on eyebrow.

Query: Hello doctor,For the past six months, I have had an irritating aggressive dandruff on my right eyebrow. Granules develop that are painful to the touch. I have applied zinc oxide, tea tree oil, and Pramoxine hydrochloride 1 % (suggested by a pharmacist). They helped for a while but were not a permane...  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Is this the same episode or a recurrent issue? How long did you use above mentioned topical agent? Do you have discharge from the right eye? From your description, one of the differential diagnoses is blepharitis. But to be sure of the diagnosis, kindly send the image a...  Read Full »

I am experiencing some problems with my mouth area. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a problem with my mouth area. How can I treat it? Can you suggest some medicines?   Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per the history and image provided, it appears as allergic dermatitis, which appears as small bumps of skin which may or may not appear inflamed, and presents with discomfort, itching, and sometimes pain. They appear due to multiple factors, including contact with...  Read Full »

What can be done to manage dry and itchy skin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having itching and dry skin all over my body. Specifically on legs and hands for the last two weeks. Now, I observe red patches on the thigh, and they burn and itch a lot. Moisturizer soothes for very less time. I took Cz-3 for three days and using Atogla lotion.  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have noted your concern, and I have viewed the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You seem to have eczematous dermatitis. Underlying dry skin or xerosis and dry, cold weather could be the most likely reason for eczematous dermatitis. I sugges...  Read Full »

Baby has white patch on cheeks though pimples are gone. Is it seborrheic dermatitis?

Query: Hello doctor, My 1 and a half month old baby is having mild cradle cap and cluster of red pimples on his face. The area is quite dry even though the pimples are gone. This has left a white patch or discoloration on his cheeks. Is this atopic dermatitis or seborrheic dermatitis? How long will it l...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have noted your concern and I have viewed the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The baby has post-inflammatory hypopigmentation due to seborrheic dermatitis. It is nothing serious and will go with time. I suggest you apply Desowen lotion (D...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing a non-itchy patch on my right breast for two weeks. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I had bilateral breast ultrasound two weeks back. The report was normal. After a week, I noticed a small gray lesion or patch on my right breast. It was not present earlier. I visited a breast surgeon regarding the same concern. The doctor said that it seemed like dermatitis and suggest...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have checked your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It is eczematous dermatosis. You need to take these medications and follow the below-mentioned instructions. 1. Apply Motium cream (Mometasone cream) at night for ten days. 2. Venusia M...  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. M. A. Toyeb, Nazma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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...  Read Full »

Why do I experience a tingling sensation in my eyebrows and have dandruff in them?

Query: Hello doctor, From time to time, my eyebrows have a tingling feeling like something is crawling in them, my eyebrows have dandruff in them, and I have a dandruff-like substance all over my forehead. I think this is giving me blepharitis which is giving me dry eye; this is only an assumption. Do I ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhin Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have seborrheic dermatits. I suggest you consult a specialist and use the following medication with their consent. On your eyebrow, you can apply Tacrolimus 0.1 % lotion. You can apply it on your forehead as well. Do not apply lotion on eyelashes. Clean your eyelas...  Read Full »

I am 28 years old and have an itchy rash on my arms, hands, fingers, face, and abdomen. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 28-year-old male. Since friday morning I have suffered with some type of itchy rash on both of my arms, hands, fingers, face, and a small section of my abdomen.Currently, I am on Metoprolol, Prozac, and Protonix. In addition, I just finished a course on Amoxicillin last week for ...  Read Full »

Dr. V. Srikanth Reddy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It looks like allergic dermatitis (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Is it only on exposed areas? Do you have any other family members with similar issues? If scabies, it will be on the forearms and the sites on the body which are in contact wit...  Read Full »

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