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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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 »

How to treat dryness and itching in finger webs of both hands?

Query: Hello doctor, The webs of my fingers on both hands are dry and itchy. There is also a spot at the back of my neck, oblong in shape that is similarly dry and itchy. They have become reddish from vigorous scratching. The last time I consulted a doctor in January 2020. My follow-up consultation was ov...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from dryness and itching of fingers of both hands. According to the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) that is provided here, you may suffer from contact derm...  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 »

How to manage a dry and flaky patch on the nipples?

Query: I'm 32 year old female. There's a patch of fungus like infection on my nipples. There is itching at times. I tried using several ointments. I used dettol and hot water a few years back to reduce itching. And vigorously scrubbed. It might have been the cause for further aggravation.  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Don't worry I will help you with your concern. First of all don't apply dettol as it can cause dermatitis that us allergy itself. Now this patch could be fungal infection or it could be nipple dermatitis. Dear I need to see the rash as treatment for both these conditions is entirely diffe...  Read Full »

Why did my skin in the chin peel and is sore?

Query: Hi I have recently tanned the skin on my chin became dry and now has peeled the patch is now whiter the my other skin. Just peeled and became sore. Attaching a photo.  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello Welcome to icliniq.com Hope you are keeping safe 1) I have seen the attached photo and read your brief history, it looks like you are having Photodermatitis/ hyper sensitivity to sunlight . Other conditions to be ruled out are - Atopic dermatitis ( skin allergy caused due to genetically lin...  Read Full »

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

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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