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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I have redness and itchiness in bikini line after using hair removal cream. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, A month ago, I used hair removal cream on my bikini line. My skin got irritated. I have been experiencing redness and itchiness on that area and my bikini line darkened really bad. What can I do to stop the irritation and lighten that area?  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 1. I have seen the photo you have attached (attachment removed to protect patinet identity), and it does look a lot inflamed. Please do not irritate or scratch the area for a few days. 2. To reduce the inflammation you can use a steroidal cream and also take a shor...  Read Full »

Why do I have itching on sun exposure?

Query: Hello doctor, I noticed that if I get under the sun in less than 30 seconds my body begins to itch and this did not happen during winter. I also have the same feeling when I am trying to exercise my body or when I feel a little hot. It begins to burn, after about 3 minutes body begins to itch, it s...  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 1. From your history about the concern, it seems like you have a mild condition of cholinergic urticaria along with photo-sensitivity. Cholinergic urticaria is nothing but developing itching or in some cases itchy bumps when there is a rise in body temperature. 2. ...  Read Full »

Why am I having itching and callus in feet?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to ask the reason for my feet being really itchy. I have calluses on it and I already applied a fungal cream but it does not work.  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 1. I have seen the photo you have attached and understand your feet feels itchy (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From the picture, the heel of your foot seems to have many fissures/cracks. And this condition itself makes the feet itchy. It does not ...  Read Full »

Please suggest the best medicine for itching.

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a tough time with my skin infection. It is being around two months since I got affected by that. I am having the hives of dark reddish in color in specific areas like on the penis point and on the buttock. It is so itchy and the whole body is getting so itchy like on hands and...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to HH Mite cream (Permethrin) is for scabies. Can you please send me the photograph of the lesion? Revert back with the photographs to a dermatologist online -->  Read Full »

Do my blood reports show the cause of my symptoms?

Query: Goodevening, I am having headache which got severe nowadays . And so i just checked my blood and saw my platelets are increasing in a series of tests,.in the last test platelets wbc nd rbc are slightly increased . Body has itching problems usually at night .Eyes are blurry nowadays and more than am...  Read Full »

Dr. Prathish Kumar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, I see you are worried by many symptoms Your platelet levels are not soo high to worry about.. It is only slightly elevated.. Doesnot cause any significant harm.. Need not worry about that.. Most of your symptoms relate towards hypothyroidism and your TSH level is also high.. But only mildly el...  Read Full »

What causes itching and swelling in testicle?

Query: Hello doctor, My testicles are very swollen and itchy. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ganesh Prasath


Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please do mention whether it is painful or not? If possible you can attach a photograph of the swelling? As of now, you can try a topical antifungal that may be available online or over the counter in the US (Terbinafine ointment). Apply it over the itching in the m...  Read Full »

What can cause freckles to develop overnight?

Query: Hi doctor,I have developed some brown patches and freckle like spots on my left hand overnight. I went to bed last night with a new light brown freckle on the palm of my hand and woke up this morning to it being darker and there being more freckles and patches. There are a couple of patches on my ri...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to These are not freckles¬†according to the duration of appearance (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Freckles do not come overnight. There are only two possibilities. One is insect bite reaction and the second one is purpura. It is looking like blood colle...  Read Full »

My kid is facing skin dryness, itching and bleeding. Is it due to thyroid problem?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter has skin irritation near hands in the joining area. After itching, she gets blood in that area. And at night time she is having itching on her whole body and she has dry skin. My daughter is 6 years old and she is a thyroid patient. Please suggest solution. Currently, she is...  Read Full »

Dr. B. T. Priya


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Kindly attach the pictures of the skin problem and old prescription. The picture you sent is that of blood soaked cloth (attachment removed to protect patient identity). How much is her thyroid level? Is she taking Eltroxin? Is she having wheezing or dust allergy? Sen...  Read Full »

Why does my skin allergy not heal fully and keeps itching?

Query: I have developed some skin allergy on my back and it itches a lot and sometimes uncontrollably. The allergy is fading but the burning and itching is still there. The affected skin area has got rough and it feels weird also. For the past year I have realized that all my wounds never recover fully ...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap


Answer: Hi this type of allergy is occurs in some genetic diseases .. during the healing process there is increased formation of some cells which release histamine chemical cause itching this is a very resistant condition but you try following treatment. I want to know since when you are having such sympt...  Read Full »

I have itching and rashes in hands during specific climate. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I just want to consult about my skin condition that happens annually. Every year, my hands has this condition where it will itch and form rashes with liquid inside then skin itself. Most of the time, it starts on December then end on February, however it differs every year. This year ...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Seasonal itch and swelling over the exterior parts of the palms, soles ear, nose occur due to a type of cold allergy called perniosis orchilblains. Lesions for increased itchy sweling occurs mainly during the start of cold weather and end of the cold weather when there...  Read Full »

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