Itching

Itching or pruritus is the irritating sensation that you have, which relieves on scratching. Some common conditions that cause itching are dry skin, food allergy, end-stage kidney disease, candidiasis, cirrhosis, contact dermatitis, hives, skin rashes, impetigo, body or head lice.

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What caused my face to swell?

Query: Hi doctor,I have some skin issue on my face. It looks as if some insect has bitten on it and a bit swollen. Is that due to some allergy?  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. I have seen the photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like some insect bite only. Avoid scratching that area if you develop itch. You can take some antihistamine drug ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for appearance of rash after bath?

Query: Hi doctor, Daily after my shower, my face turns red with rash. This has been happening since years. I have changed my soap and face wash several times. Besides, I have lived in many cities; this happens every time and everywhere. What could be the reason? What should I do for it? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan

Allergy Specialist, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history it appears that, you are suffering from cholinergic urticaria or heat hives. This condition of being hypersensitive or extremely sensitive to heat or the response of sweating. People with this condition often wonder why they feel itch when they exerc...  Read Full »

Please suggest medication for jock itch in the groin region.

Query: Hello doctor, I have jock itch for the past one week. It is continuously burning and itching near the groin area. The scrotum is scaly, and I have constant burning in the buttock region. I am using Clotrimazole for the past two days. Can you prescribe some medication?  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be pediculosis pubis. Are there inflammatory annular or round lesions with elevated margins? Any oozing from the margins? Any swelling or inflammation, itchy papules, or nodules present? Do you have intense itching? Excess scratching and rubbing of lesion? ...  Read Full »

What could cause recurrent itchy rashes on the neck and upper chest even after medications?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. I have these rashes on one part of my body which is the right side of my neck and some on the upper part of my chest. The first batch of rashes I had was two weeks ago. It looked flat, oval/circle, scaly and is really itchy. I showed a picture of it to our f...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send us the photograph of all affected areas including the close-ups. What are the symptoms of it? i.e. any pain, burning, or Itching? Any throat infection before the appearance of the rash? Any history of diabetes, hypertension, or family history of the r...  Read Full »

How to treat skin itching in all family members?

Query: Hello doctor, I have skin itching for almost a month. It started after a relative with a skin problem visited my home two months ago. Now I am having the same type of issue with minor problems of itching and other family members face the same as well. I feel more itching at night and it is affectin...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. Do you have mite allergies? Any recurrent episodes of inflammatory papules or nodular lesions? Do you have intense itching, excess scratching and rubbing of lesions? Any excoriation marks, improper hygiene, dusty environment, or improper washing of clothes? A...  Read Full »

How to treat body itching, crust formation, and toenail fungus in a 93-year-old patient?

Query: Hello doctor, This question is on behalf of my uncle. He is 93 years old. He is complaining of severe itching all over his body. He was previously treated for this condition but it has appeared again. He was prescribed Allegra M, Clindamycin cream for local application thrice daily, Momate cream...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Take tablet Atarax 10 mg thrice daily for seven days (for itching) or Levocetirizine 5 mg twice daily for 15 days. Use Skin first moisturizing lotion after bath for 15 days, Tenovate cream at night for 15 days. Use Emoderm cream at daytime for 15 days, and Liquid ...  Read Full »

What could attribute to symptoms like redness, swelling and itching in the whole body?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. I have redness, swelling, and itchiness on the skin, tight and hot. It feels like there is a thorn stuck in the throat, and it hurts when I swallow. The swelling, redness, and itch appeared on my eyes, lower backside, knees, feet, palms, back of my hands, an...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears like an allergic reaction to something. Since when do you have these swellings and redness? Is there any breathing trouble? You need to check the bedroom/house thoroughly if there is any dirt or insect that could be causing the reaction. Did you eat anyt...  Read Full »

How to get my itching treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from itching in different parts of the body for the last three years. It increases during winter season, though it stays in summer season also. I had a past history of head dandruff, face itch and rashes, which was cured and relieved. At present, I am facing problem of i...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be suffering from atopic dermatitis. Do you suffer from any allergies? Is there any history of asthma in your family? Moisturizers, which are specially meant for such conditions and other medicines can be used. For example Aveeno or Cetaphil DAM lotion. I...  Read Full »

Why is the skin black and itchy on the buttocks, elbows, and around my eyes?

Query: I have a skin condition where my skin is black and itching on the buttocks , both hand elbows and around my eyes .  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi. I hope you are doing good. So first of all do you have two different conditions like itching and black spots or you have itching on black spots. I would need you to answer my few question before making a definitive diagnosis. Due you have black spots or entire area is black? Any scaling or dryn...  Read Full »

Why do I have itchy red blisters all around my body?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old male. I am suffering from some red blisters all around my body, which are very itchy. This also spreads in my groin area and in the penile shaft. It is very itchy. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is the itching predominantly occurs at night? Is there any other member of your family affected? Revert back with the answers to the above questions to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

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