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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How to get rid of vaginal abrasions and stinging sensations while passing urine?

Query: Hello doctor, There is a purplish red abrasion on my vagina, which is the size of a small coin and it is really swollen. It stings when I urinate and is generally uncomfortable. I have not been sexually active for over a month, but I have had an infection for the past few days. Is this serious?  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Vaginal abrasions are quite common and can cause a lot of discomfort. It could be due to any one of the following reasons: Sexual intercourse without enough lubrication. The use of sanitary pads. Very tight inner wears and jeans which cause friction. Latex allergy due ...  Read Full »

What should I do for the red spots that appeared near my mouth and spread all over my body?

Query: Hello doctor,I am having rashes all over my body. They first appeared as red spots near my mouth about a month ago, but now they are multiplying and spreading all over the body. These spots are itchy. I was taking tablet Telfast in the past.What should I do now?Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 1) Do you have any history of allergies? 2) Is your skin dry and scaly? 3) Did you have scratching and rubbing of the lesions? 4) Do you have a fever? 5) Is the itching aggravating during the night? Revert with the answers to help you better. ...  Read Full »

I have a painful mark on my finger skin on which I wore a ring, and it is itchy. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,There was a mark on my finger skin due to wearing a ring. It has been seven days since that mark is being spread, and a little painful as well. Initially, it was a small mark, but now it is getting wider on that finger. I feel itching on that place sometimes. I find little water also comin...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It looks like allergic contact dermatitis to the ring (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Also, there can be a secondary component of candidal fungal infection. I suggest you the following treatment: 1) Candid-B crea...  Read Full »

Can itchy warts be treated with medication and diet?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having warts below my chin and in my underarms. The warts are itchy, especially when they come out for the first time. During hot and humid weather conditions, warts cause irritation and itchiness. Of late, they are growing in numbers around the neck, shoulders, and underarms. I usu...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your case and attachments (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The best treatment for warts is cautery or fulguration. But you have recurrent warts, and these are not very big in size. I suggest you apply Duofilm lotion (a com...  Read Full »

What are the diagnostic tests for on and off itching and skin rashes?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is having on and off itching and rashes all over his body. The itching is more during the night. We did not consult any doctor due to lockdown. His current medications are tablet Plavix, Cardivas, Lipvas, Silodal, Cresar, Neurobion Forte, Zoryl-MV 2, Volix, and Human Mixtard ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your father has urticaria with scabies. It is challenging to evaluate further without a physical examination. Kindly answer me the following to help you better; 1) Do anyone else in your family has itching? 2) Do the rashes ...  Read Full »

How to treat my penile blisters with severe itching in my shaft after aggressive intercourse?

Query: Hello doctor, We had aggressive anal intercourse two days ago, and since yesterday I have been having severe itching in my shaft. I noticed some blisters today on my penis. These blisters are itchy, shining, and leaking clear fluid on popping. Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you apply Fucidin cream (Fusidic acid) twice daily at the lesion for ten days and take tablet Ciprofloxacin 500 mg once daily for five days. Kindly avoid scratching and rubbing of the lesions, vigorous sex. Kindly answer me the fol...  Read Full »

Does scabies spread through clothes and close contact?

Query: Hi doctor, I have itching and scars. The condition continues to grow. It appears to be worse at times. My mother and daughter also seem to have the same condition. I am taking Hydrocortisone and Clotrimazole. Here doctor told me it is an allergy due to a cat. I am attaching the pictures. Kindly giv...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It might be scabies. Can you please tell me which time of the day or night itching is more? Which body parts are affected more? Also, please send a picture of the affected area from a bit far away. Difficult to see in the attached pict...  Read Full »

Why did I get itchy blisters all over my body after a bite?

Query: Hello doctor, My son went on a river trip three days ago. He got some bite and started to have blisters in his shoulders that are spread to other parts. The blisters are itching. He also has diarrhea. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. N Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw the photos attached (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). The picture looks like creeping eruptions seen in conditions like cutaneous larva migrans (a parasitic infection). It occurs due to contact of the skin with contaminated w...  Read Full »

Will there be itching and swelling when there are piles?

Query: Hi doctor,For the last two months, I am having piles, wounds around the anal. There is swelling, itching and it is red in color. Itching is mostly during nighttime. Pain is there when I pass stools. I am not under any medication. Kindly help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and will help you with it. I have seen the attached image (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). You are suffering from hemorrhoids (piles). There is inflammation as well. Yes, it must be itchy and painful. Do not worry. Ar...  Read Full »

Does allergic rashes on the face and chest indicate urticaria?

Query: Hi doctor, I had mowed the lawn on the seventeenth or eighteenth and ran over some poison sumac but was careful not to step in it. I am aware it could take up to two days to show up, but no issues were present until the twenty-fourth or twenty-fifth. Then my face started getting itchy, and I was ru...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to your statement, you have been suffering from rashes around your eyes, on your face, and on your chest. Again, acnes irritation has been flared up from this allergy. According to the pictures provided here (attachments removed to protect the patient's id...  Read Full »

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