Eczema

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 red raised areas on my arms, thighs and buttocks. How to treat them?

Query: Hi doctor,I have red raised areas on my arms, thighs, and buttocks. They are bigger than pimples but not big like a boil or ingrown hairs. I have itching and it gets sore. I think this to be a contagious infection because my husband has a few spots also.   Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Please answer my questions to guide you further and to confirm the diagnosis. Please mention from when you start to have these bumps or rashes, the appearance of these lesions on the arms, thighs, or buttocks, its exact location on the arms wh...  Read Full »

Please suggest some useful tips to reduce flaring of eczema lesions.

Query: Hello, I have eczema and recently it’s been looking like it gets better but then all of the sudden it flares up again. I wanted to ask for advice what I can do to help with healing and overcoming this. I did research of steroids and TSW, so I want to stay away from steroids/drugs.  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, welcome to icliniq, Eczema can flare up due to a number of reasons. The key is to maintain a proper skin barrier by hydrating your skin to avoid allergen entry. Generally you should avoid using harsh soaps and detergents. You should use a gentle cleanser for cleaning and you should apply a bla...  Read Full »

I suffer from skin rash that led to open wounds. What to do?

Query: I've gone to the dermatologist once and my doctor's office once where there was a dermatologist there. I had gotten some kind of rash I have never seen before on my skin which led to open wounds I thought I had some kind of bugs both of them told me it was eczema. Which it could be but then with som...  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, welcome to icliniq, Don’t worry, lets look into your symptoms one by one- You complained of a skin rash, that led to open wounds. You have not mentioned the duration of symptoms. You are suspecting this to be due to flies. Myiasis is the infestation by maggots (larvae) of houseflies , w...  Read Full »

What medicine is used for itching and rash?

Query: Hi doctor, I am itching on my palms and fingers. There is redness and small hives. It has been one week now. I have also developed a rash near elbow and wrist. The itching is more when I wake up in the morning. I have attached the images along. The rash is on both of my hands. I am studying agric...  Read Full »


Dr. Sidharth Sonthalia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The quality of your pictures was unfortunately not very good, but decent enough to allow me to make a provisional diagnosis (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems that you are suffering from a form of contact allergic eczema. It is an eczema in resp...  Read Full »

How to get rid of very dry and flaky eyelids?

Query: Hi there , I’m a 17 year old teenager and I’ve been having a lot of problems with the area around the eyes . I have very dry eyelids , they are flaky sometimes really red and irritated and then my under eye area is also very dry like it has gone to the point where it looks like i have u...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Don't worry I'll help you with your concern. I went through your history and photo, it suggest either you have developed eyelid eczema or seborrhiec dermatitis. Eyelid dermatitis can occur due to any irritant like contact lens solution , make up , kajal etc Seborrhiec dermatitis is an infl...  Read Full »

How to control eczema flare-ups?

Query: Hello doctor, I am looking for some advice about eczema as I am currently in a very bad flareup and suffering from inflamed, watery, extremely itchy, red, and broken skin. I have been given my fourh course of antibiotics and it will finish tomorrow. I am really concerned that I will flare up ...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Eczema is a condition that tends to recur again and again. In patients with recurring eczema there is defective skin barrier which makes these patients prone to eczema. Also, your IgE levels are quite high so you have atopic tendency also that is why you are so prone...  Read Full »

What is the reason for penile yeast infection with skin crack?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a penile yeast infection and oral thrush. I am currently using Clotrimazole cream twice daily for the past seven to eight days, but I still see some white colored thin fungus like particles. (These are very few near the glans penis). This is the second time the fungal infecti...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your problem. Yes, sure you will get crack-free penis but you have to rule out other infections assosiated with cracked penis.  Read Full »

Kindly give me suggestions to manage dry skin.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a very dry skin to the point that it is stinging and very uncomfortable. Kindly give me recommendations for managing very dry skin. I am taking Iron supplements now. Previously, used to take Hydrocortisone.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini V Swamy

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Extreme dry skin can be because of cold weather or part of eczema or low thyroid hormones or ichthyosis (fish like scales). Do you have a history of eczema? Let me give you a few skin care tips for dry skin in general. Avoid a hot shower, use warm water instead. Use mil...  Read Full »

I have rashes almost in every region of my upper body. Is this eczema or psoriasis?

Query: Hello doctor, It has started as a rash and is now spreading almost to every region of my upper body. I went to ER first time, and the doctor thought it could be eczema and then my GP thought it could be psoriasis. I have no medical conditions, and neither is anyone in my family. What could it be?  Read Full »


Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are some crusted follicular and few non follicular papules visible along with scaling. So it seems like psoriatic lesions.  Read Full »

What causes dark spots on fingers?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 44 years old. For the past one year, I have noticed dark spots on the fingers and near knuckles on the left hand. They do not hurt, but look like a burn. I also noticed numbness in the tip of my left middle finger. I have allergies, asthma and sleep apnea. I am also suffering from h...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query in detail and viewed the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and do understand your concern.  Read Full »

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