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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I have large red bumps on the middle finger of my right hand that have turned yellow. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 41-year-old male. On the middle finger of my right hand, I noticed a large red bump that started getting yellow. There are a few more small bumps on the right side of my finger. Any idea what it could be and how it can be treated? Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. It is Eczematous dermatitis with a secondary bacterial infection. I suggest you apply Mupirocin ointment or cream twice daily for 15 days and take the following medications. Take tablet Cefixime 200 mg twice dai...  Read Full »

Can gluten allergy cause eczema in the whole body?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 52 years old. I have had an issue with topical dermatitis\eczema for about a year and a half. I have been using steroid creams and anti-itch cream but it kept coming back on and off. Three weeks ago I started getting hives and before two weeks, they covered most of my body from m...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the attachments. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It must be difficult for you with the itch and the rashes. Can you upload the report of your allergy testing? Why do not you go ahead and get the flute testing? It is a blood test and ...  Read Full »

My 8-month-old suffers from a rash on the neck, chest, and face. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, My 8 months old baby is suffering from allergy or rash. First, it started on her neck, small tiny bump-like and then now appeared on her face, chest and all over her neck. What will be the issue? She had eczema before a month and was treated for the same.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There can be a few common reasons for this rash; 1.Oil massage is the most common reason. If so, then please stop doing oil massage. 2. Milk dripping down the chin and neck. This may happen when the child is feeding. If the milk stays there, in some children it may ca...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for severe eczema?

Query: Hello doctor,I have some questions regarding allergies.When I was a kid, I had eczema on my mid-arms. Then it went away. Some years ago, when I was around 22, it came back aggressively on my face, neck, and shoulders. Then I was referred to blood food allergy tests (IgE). A lot of allergens were det...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to, some food can cause urticaria and rarely angioedema like peanut and seafood allergies. But, there is no significance of the test you have mentioned, as that is a very nonspecific kind of test and most of the people who get themselves tested found themselves allerg...  Read Full »

My daughter has a skin problem in the torso areas that spreads to other body parts without any itching. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter has a skin problem in the torso area that is spreading to her arms, legs, chin, and cheeks but it is not causing any itching. She is allergic to milk but the allergist said to give her things baked in milk like bread or mac and cheese, etc. After using the steroid cream for se...  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I reviewed the attached images (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), and I need to ask you a few questions. 1) What is the age of the child? 2) Is there any history of dandruff, dry skin, allergi...  Read Full »

Recently, I noted an ashy dark patch on the foreskin of my penis. What could be the cause?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 25-year-old male. Recently I discovered an ashy dark patch on the foreskin glance, right next to the urinal. Could you please let me know the cause? Is it something I have to be concerned about?  Read Full »

Dr. Abdel Hakam Soliman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw your picture (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) and I think it is chronic eczema. Better assessments can be done if you add more photos for all sides of your penis. Until you upload them, I suggest you not rub or scratch the area, do not le...  Read Full »

What causes itchy spots with pus?

Query: Hello doctor, My 15 month old baby is having spots with pus. It is itchy and scaly. The spots have increased in a week. It seems to heal, but then they appear in other region. I have attached the photos. Kindly check them. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You child has atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis). He scratched it a lot and so the lesion got infected. Basically, two things have to be in mind. First, we need to treat atopic eczema. S...  Read Full »

Which skin repair products can be used to treat uneven tone with swollen eyelids and lips?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been struggling with skin problems since I was a baby. I was told I have eczema and not allowed to eat things like tin food and my body gets itchy when I play in the grass and after taking a bath. I get a rash, teary eyes, runny nose, when seasons change my skin gets dry too espec...  Read Full »

Dr. Rabia Anjum

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are suffering from atopic dermatitis. You have a family history of atopy. You have all the symptoms of atopy that is runny nose, eyes problem and now swelling. It is a condition in which a person has an inherent tendency of being allergic to so many things. We have a ...  Read Full »

I have a small red rash on my chest. How can it be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a rash on my right chest for five months. I asked many doctors but no one can say excatly what it is. It is a red small rash without symptoms. I did try some stuff like Hydrocortisone 1% cream for two weeks and an antifungal medicine for two weeks but nothing happened. Then ...  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed the clinical photographs attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is an asymptomatic rash. The probable diagnosis can be miliaria with eczematization or fungal infection or pityriasis rosea. Since you have applied antifungal a...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing chronic eczema and itchiness starting from my neck to the ankle. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I suffer from severe and chronic eczema, starting from my neck and going down to my ankles. My skin scales every day and itches every minute. I am suffering because no pills, steroids, or prescription has helped me in the last 10 years. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. V. Srikanth Reddy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is called erythroderma, when the eczematous patches involve more than 80 % of the body's surface area. In these cases, a first biopsy has to be done to confirm the diagnosis. It would help if you had proper investigations and were put on i...  Read Full »

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