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Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a skin condition where the skin becomes red and itchy. It is usually accompanied by asthma or hay fever and is long lasting. The skin becomes dry, itchy, cracked, and sensitive, and red patches can be seen.

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Kindly advise the treatment for eczema and itching in a 5-year-old.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a 5-year-old girl that gets severe itching. She has been diagnosed with eczema and scratches until relief. Her skin looks inflammed and pelvic lymph nodes are palpable. Doctors have suggested using the steroid Triamcinolone 0.1 % ointment for two weeks with antibiotic ointment ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The kid has atopic dermatitis. It is a type of eczema that usually starts early in life after three months of age, starts over face in babies, then involves forearms, legs in toddlers. It is very itchy, the erosions from scratching can get infected easily. Most children...  Read Full »

What is the non-itchy foot rash?

Query: Hello doctor, I have noticed some rash on my right feet. It is not itchy but very rough. I have been massaging for three months with ghee (clarified butter), olive oil, and coconut oil but it has not reduced a bit rather gone a little darker. I have very extremely dry feet.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Looking at the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can list a few possibilities. Asteatotic eczema, psoriasis, tinea pedis, allergic contact dermatitis. Is this picture taken after you have massaged with oil? Do you have it only on right foot? An...  Read Full »

My brother has dyshidrotic eczema flare-ups. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My brother has been diagnosed with dyshidrotic eczema. He experienced a severe flare-up five years ago, and he is currently experiencing another significant flare-up. He is exhibiting symptoms on both hands, and some itchy rash has also appeared on his knees. Interestingly, the rash...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It appears to be atopic eczematous dermatitis with pompholyx.  Read Full »

I have hives recurring on my thighs. How to treat it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had hives for a month. They are recurring in my feet, left leg, underarms and face. The rash is in one or more of those places every day. My left thigh has remained inflamed and covered with hives. I have kept a photo diary. I have seen a local dermatologist who did a punch biopsy....  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your history, clinical description and histopathology (attachment removed to protect patient identity) are most likely suggestive of urticaria. Urticaria is an immediate hypersensitivity reaction of the skin to various common triggers such as insect bites, infective foc...  Read Full »

I have a smooth patch on my finger. What is the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a smooth patch on my finger, which is pale pink or orange in color. It is not painful, and it is very slightly raised, but you can only feel it raised. If you see it, it appears flat. It had appeared overnight on a previously clear area of skin and has grown a tiny amount since ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From your history, there is a possibility that your lesion could be a wart. However, it would serve best if we can have a look at the lesion. Kindly upload appropriate images of the present condition, so that I can suggest you better.   Read Full »

Are itchy skin rashes, abdominal cramps and nausea symptoms of an allergic reaction?

Query: Hello doctor,I am very itchy. One time my finger itched in the same spot for like two or three days intermittently, then it was my foot. I have also developed skin rashes that come and go. Doctors say it is either eczema or some kind of skin condition or bug bite. These rashes come and go, one docto...  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query and reviewed the attached photograph. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems to be an eczematous rash. Also, the rest of the symptoms could be a side effect of the IUD (intrauterine device). You can consider removing it...  Read Full »

Can I try psychodermatology to treat my eczema?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a few doubts regarding my stressful lifestyle. I eat out a lot, smoke, and also drink heavily on weekends. However, now my skin has started to show signs of my stressful and unhealthy lifestyle. I have had frequent episodes of my eczema flaring up and my doctor said that is be...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. Psychodermatology is a term used for dermatology conditions due to psychiatric illness. Eczema can be due to stress or underlying anxiety. If we concentrate on anxiety and treat it then our eczema can be reduced. You should follow the lif...  Read Full »

Why are there blisters on my finger, nipples and around my eyes?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a blister on my finger, nipples, and around my eyes. I have a problem in my immune system for about a week. I have eczema. I am taking Triamcinolone ointment.  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the query (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your eczema is in active form now due to the depressed immune status. Please mix Hydrocortisone and Clotrimazole cream in equal amount and apply it over the lesions for two times a day. Take...  Read Full »

Should a sedentary 55-year-old worker be concerned about fatigue?

Query: Hello doctor, My 55-year-old father, a sedentary worker with a mixed diet, is consistently experiencing fatigue. He is not diabetic but has borderline high blood pressure. Additionally, he is currently taking medication for eczema. Could you provide insights or recommendations regarding his persist...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Considering his symptoms, I suspect a progressive hypertensive heart disease. Can you provide his current blood pressure readings? Additionally, does he experience any cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, or leg swelling? It is impo...  Read Full »

I have adult acne and mild eczema with a spot on my cheek. Is it anything to be concerned?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a spot on my cheek and I am diagnosed with adult acne and mild eczema. Is it anything to be concerned about?  Read Full »

Dr. Payal Chauhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. You have both eczema and acne it seems. But medicines for both are different. Use the following medicines for eczema. Kindly consult your doctor to discuss the suggestions and take the treatment with consent. 1. Mometasone 0.1 % cream loca...  Read Full »

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