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 redness and itchiness in toes. Is it psoriasis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have some infection like redness and itching in toes. I am afraid, is it an infection or psoriasis? It is there since last 4 months and progressing slowly slowly. On cosultation with doctor, I took Itraconazole 100 mg BID, Montelukast with Desloratidine OD and used Amorolfine ointm...  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Hope you are staying safe. 1) I saw the attached photo and have read your history (attachment removed to protect patient identity), as the interdigital spaces (between the toes) are unaffected it does not look like a fungal infection to me, and if it was, it should ...  Read Full »

I have had minor red spots on my penis head for the last five months which were cured, but I started noticing them again. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had minor red spots on my penis head for the last five months. So I consulted an online general practitioner, who advised me to use 1 % Clotrimazole and hydrocortisone ointment for seven days and to continue using Clotrimazole alone for 14 days. I have been using this ointment t...  Read Full »

Dr. Filza Hafeez

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. All laboratory reports are within normal limits (attachment removed to protect patient's identity). Please share the pictures of red spots for making a visual diagnosis. The red spots may be because of the over-sensitivity to your soap and...  Read Full »

What are the small flesh-colored bumps on my fingers?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had eczema on the inside of my right hand for about ten years now. It seems like it has slowly started to heal. But now I have a new problem popping up. There are small flesh-colored bumps on my fingers that are multiplying in clusters. They look and feel like small clauses. Aft...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I saw your clinical picture (attachments removed to protect patient identity). You have rough raised slots on your fingers. These are palmar warts. Wart is a viral infection caused by the human papillomavirus. This is a contagious condition. It will spread to other ...  Read Full »

For many years, I have had eczema on my hand, especially on the index and ring fingers. What is the best medication?

Query: Hi doctor,For many years, I have had eczema on my hand, especially on the index and ring fingers. It has worsened over the past few weeks and spreads to the arms. I use Triamcinolone 0.1 % cream. But it did not help. Please suggest a medication.  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Hand eczema is a chronic condition and requires long-term treatment. The treatment aims to repair your skin barrier and promote healing. The first step is to identify and avoid the triggering agents like detergents, soaps, jewelry, gloves, dust, or chemicals. The second s...  Read Full »

Why does my 5-year-old son's skin in the groin, shoulders, knees, and legs has raised, red, and itchy patches?

Query: Hello doctor. My 5-year-old son's skin in the groin, on the shoulders, legs, and back of the knees has raised, red, and itchy patches. There have been flare-ups for the past six months. I have tried different moisturizers and diets; however, the severity has not reduced. He also had hay fever, whic...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have seen the attached photographs (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The child is having issues in the sweat-bearing areas of the body. Also, these rashes seem to be infected. I suggest the below treatment plan: P...  Read Full »

Is Hydrocortisone cream enough for my 8-month-old son's eczema?

Query: Hello doctor, My 8-months-baby has very bad eczema. It started around four months ago, and we got Hydrocortisone prescribed by the general practitioner. I stopped dairies; it improved a little, but now it got out of control suddenly, and his body is full of it. I tried changing his shampoos and soa...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your case. Unfortunately, your baby is in acute exacerbation. In my opinion, you really need to find the causing factor. It is good that you have stopped dairy products. Also, do not use any chemicals or sanitizer. Use fragrant-free products or soap...  Read Full »

I have an extremely dry and hard skin in the ankle area. Please help me.

Query: Hi doctor, I have got extremely dry skin in the inner ankle, which has become hard. I am using vaseline daily to keep it soft, and it does not scratch regularly.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It looks like you have eczema. Most of the cases do not have any external cause, but few people tend to develop dry skin and eczema. However, leaving it dry can worsen the condition. I suggest you use the following medications for two weeks,...  Read Full »

Why am I getting wandering rashes all over my body for more than ten years?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a skin rash on my legs or arms all the time. There is only one rash at a time and at different places every time. What could this be? I have had this issue for at least 10 years and maybe more.  Read Full »

Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). But, please let me know the following: Is this rash associated with itching? Have you consulted a dermatologist in the past? What topical medications have you used for this? The clinical photograph...  Read Full »

My eczema in my hands got worse recently. How to manage it?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 21-year-old female, my height is 160 cm, and I weigh 65 kg. I have eczema, and recently, it has got awful. It used to be only on a fingertip, and now it has spread across my hands. Eczema has gotten red, flaky, and painful recently. It is the worst on my right index finger, and it l...  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhin Varghese

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, eczema is bad. I would suggest a few hand care tips, 1) Avoid direct contact with detergents and dishwashing agents (use dishwashing gloves if you have one). 2) Keep hands well moisturized. 3) Avoid sanitizers and other allergens as much as possible. 4) Use a m...  Read Full »

How do I get rid of brown spots on my leg?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 66 years old, and I have brown spots all down my leg. I take the following medications Lisinopril hctz, Gemfibrozil, Atorvastatin, Venlafaxine, and 81 mg Aspirin. I am 5 feet 7 inches, and I weigh 285 pounds. I have a picture of brown spots on my leg. They do itch sometimes. Please a...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I suggest you do the following, 1) Apply Aziderm (Azelaic acid) 20 percent cream in the daytime for 20 days. 2) Apply Kojic cream (Kojic acid) at night for 20 days. 3) Use Kojic soap for the bath for two months. 4) Tablet Limcee (Vitamin C) 500 mg once a day after breakfa...  Read Full »

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