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Irritant Dermatitis

Skin rashes that develop when the skin gets irritated by a chemical are called irritant dermatitis. The symptoms are blisters, extremely dry skin, swelling, ulcerations, and the skin feels tight. The chemicals that can cause this are bleach, detergents, pepper spray, and kerosene.

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Could scrub or gram flour pack cause wrinkles on the face?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38-year-old female. Yesterday, I washed my face with a face wash and then used a scrub. Then, I applied homemade toner of honey, lemon, and vegetable oil followed by moisturizer and ice cube. At last, applied a face pack of turmeric, gram flour, and milk. Today my face is red in...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I saw your written description. My personal advice is not to do so many things at a time. The error in your procedure was that once you are done with the scrub, then you should do a test patch over the back of your ear and wait for at least 15 minutes. If you feel any r...  Read Full »

Is it harmful to use antiseptic handwash on my penis?

Query: Hi doctor, My partner and I had sex yesterday night. I used condoms and after sex, I washed my penis with plain water and not with soap. I rinsed my mouth with plain water, I did not brush. After four hours, I washed my penis with Dettol hand wash. After that, I took a bath tonight. I am worried now...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I do not see anything to be worried here unless there are some symptoms you or your partner are experiencing. It is too early to have symptoms. I am not sure if you are worried about sexually transmitted infections. If so, you have used a condom while having intercour...  Read Full »

I have red patches post- face wash. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29 year old male. From the past few days, after washing my face with a skin-clearing face wash, my skin got irritated but I thought it was natural. Last night, just after washing my face with the face-wash, my skin had red patches in the morning and there was a burning sensation...  Read Full »

Dr. Sunil Kumar Kothiwala

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your description, it looks like you haveirritant contact dermatitis. Are you using any other cream as daily cream with the face wash? If yes, stop it. (Consult a specialist doctor, talk with them, and take medications with their consent.) 1. Use a non-scented ...  Read Full »

Can the cut on the side of the penis be a herpes infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a cut by the side of my penis and I do not know where it came from. I found when there was a little pain there. I was wondering if this is herpes. I last got oral sex a few months ago. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is not herpes. This is just irritation induced cuts (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You need to use Abzorb (Clotrimazole) powder two times a day for a week. Keep the area dry. Also, please upload a clear picture of the same. I hope this helps....  Read Full »

I have sunburn. Please suggest some remedies.

Query: Hi doctor, Someone suggested me to apply baking soda over the sunburn. So, I have applied baking soda on the face. The skin around my eyes is getting dark, wrinkles and has some pain also. Also, suggest me some medicine to get rid of sunburn. Please suggest me some cream to get rid of this fast.  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern and I have reviewed your photographs (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). You have developed irritant contact dermatitis to baking soda. You should wash your face with plain water only and avoid using soap till the reacti...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for the red spots on my thighs?

Query: Hello doctor, I found 8-10 red spots on my upper right thigh and a few weaker spots on the right and left leg. They are not itchy. I noticed them just this morning.The spots are red in color. Their size is about 1/16" to 1/8" diameter. I am taking Flonase since last week. Should I quit taking it? W...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have viewed the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) It is a case of papular urticaria, a type of insect hypersensitivity reaction with irritant dermatitis. It is a very common problem and harmless too. It has nothing to do with Flonase (Fluticas...  Read Full »

I have skin itching and irritation with red patches. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, Few days before, my skin got irritated. I thought it was natural. Last night, just after washing my face with facewash, my skin got red patches in the morning and I have itching type sensation. It looks very awkward. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Irritation and itching on the face can be due to seborrheic dermatitis, polymorphous light eruption, irritant contact dermatitis, and many more. It would be easier for me to make a diagnosis if I see the picture. Can you please attach your clinical pictures of the face? A...  Read Full »

I have itchy small bumps over the face. Please help

Query: Hi doctor, I am in my teenage now. I have these small bumps all over my face and I think it is an allergic reaction. What is the fastest way to treat and get rid of this? I believe that it is from the cleanser, which I used recently. The bumps are small, but I have a lot of them on my chin, cheeks a...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi,Welcome to have seen your concern in the given video (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like you are having irritant contact dermatitis or maybe acneiform eruptions (skin condition that resembles acne vulgaris), but with your descriptions the duration is not ...  Read Full »

The top of my husband's left foot is itchy, has bumps, and sometimes secretes water. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, The top of my husband's left foot, where the hair grows, is itching. The overlying skin is hard and has bumps. It sometimes secretes water. It has been like that for two weeks. We are trying home remedies for itching, such as garlic and apple cider vinegar. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. This looks like nummular eczema, and another possibility is irritant contact dermatitis to new footwear. 1. Is this happening for the first time? 2. Any history of eczema in the past? 3. Is it only on the left foot? 4. Is the right foot c...  Read Full »

How to treat the rashes present on the sacrum and intercrural area in my baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My 7-month-old child has rashes on the sacrum and intercrural area for five days. It is persisting on the sacrum, reddening more in the intercrural area. There is a bubbly type appearance. I have been avoiding diapers for five days. He has been prescribed a Fusidic acid cream. I have a...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems like acute dermatitis perhaps allergic or irritant. I suggest you apply Flutibact ointment (Fluticasone propionate and Mupirocin) twice daily. Avoid diapers for a few days....  Read Full »

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