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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Can gluten allergy cause eczema in the whole body?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had an issue with a 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 my neck to my ank...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 no...  Read Full »

Skin in my hand become dry with bleeding cracks and aggravates on smoking. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, For about two years, I have constant problems with my hand skin. There are spots on my hand, where my skin gets extremely dry to the point where it peels, sometimes even cracks and bleeds. It regenerates quite quickly, even deeper wounds heal in three to five days. I consulted sever...  Read Full »


Dr. V Srikanth Reddy

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) it is looking like hyperkeratotic eczema over palms. It is a kind of dermatitis and not related with any blood vessels. It can aggravate during winter seasons. Treatment includes judicious use of moistu...  Read Full »

My bleeding skin in thumb and forefinger does not heal on medication. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a very painful skin condition on the sides of my thumbs and forefingers. It started months ago and is steadily getting worse and spreading to other fingers. I also have it on one of my toes. The nails have gone very thick and have a chalky formation under the nail. This is not pai...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, this is eczema only and you are using the correct cream, but the problem is that it is a very resistant condition, so it takes time to get resolved. You should avoid touching soap, deterg...  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 doc...  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 ...  Read Full »

How to cure eczema in head?

Query: Hello doctor, My 3-year-old boy has eczema in the head with itching. It becomes pinkish sometimes while scratching. Please say some remedies.  Read Full »


Dr. Arul Amuthan

Ayurveda Specialist, Naturopathy Specialist, Pharmacologist, Siddha Medicine Specialist, Toxicologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This condition can be treated by Siddha drugs. This is known as kabala kuttam or a type of bala karapan. The allergic symptoms are due to external or internal allergy. For example, cow milk, wheat, health powders (Horlicks, etc), soya powder, shampoo, hair oil, hairp...  Read Full »

Though I am positive for ANA, I do not have any symptoms. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50-year-old male. I was having photosensitivity (not too bad), went to a dermatologist, had a blood test and tested positive for ANA 1:160. I was getting eczema on my hands and feet with the sun at the beach (tiny tiny little itchy blisters), but my forearms and calves start to...  Read Full »


Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to history it looks more like the skin is the only one troubling you. I would like to ask you a few more queries. Did your rash resolve after the sun exposure was removed? Do you experience it on a daily basis when exposed to the sun or was it just due to ...  Read Full »

Please suggest a solution for dry, scaly skin with white and black scars.

Query: Hello doctor, I have very dry skin. My skin is like fish skin since I was in my grade school until today. I have white and black scars also. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Gauri Kshirsagar

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query, the following is my diagnosis and treatment.  Read Full »

What causes red and itchy spots on the skin?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 32 years old. I have got some red spots on my skin especially on legs, where I wear socks and also one spot on my left hand. After long time, I recently started jogging. I am new to the place where I am now. I had encountered sock allergy earlier also, but got relieved after using ...  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your photographs (attachments removed to protect patient identity). You are having eczema. I would recommend you to apply Clobetasol propionate cream on the affected areas twice daily and take tablet Levocetirizine 5 mg twice daily. Continue this for t...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for Dennie-Morgan lines.

Query: Hello doctor, I have got pretty bad eczema. I have been using Doublebase gel that my GP gave me, but does not seem to be working. What is annoying is that I have noticed very deep wrinkles under my eyes where my skin is mostly dry. Could I get rid of these? I am only 18 and I cannot even look in the...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

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

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

I have raised red rashes in my legs and arms. How to get it cured?

Query: Hello doctor, I have red raised rashes in my legs and arms. I used Hydrocortisone cream, but there are no changes in it. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case. In my opinion, there is two to three differential diagnosis of your clinical presentation, and Hydrocortisone alone is not enough. It could be. 1. Insect bite reaction. 2. Follicular eczema. 3. Contact eczema. Please follow these in...  Read Full »

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