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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I am suffering from itching all over the body and skin flakes fall during combing. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from itching all over the body wherever there is hair in the body like in private parts hands, leg, thighs, stomach, back and in scalp and hair quickly falls out when I scratch wherever it itches, and skin flakes fall like rain when I comb my hair. Suffering from 12 year...  Read Full »


Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sweat glands help to regulate body temperature and moisturize skip. At hairs areas, due to sweat, there is a possibility to develop a fungal or bacterial infection. So keep clean and dry that areas and apply Mahamarichyadi oil to affected areas and during bath you sh...  Read Full »

I live in high altitude and I feel itching around my mouth in monsoon. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I live at high altitude 7000’ with mostly dry climate except during the monsoon, before this monsoon kicked I felt itching around and near my lips and mouth and later that day the skin darkened. Please advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Nazma Parveen

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query and here is my opinion. Itching and darkening of the skin around the mouth can be due to varied reasons like allergies, dermatitis, extremely dry, and cold weather. In your case, it is likely the last reason. I would advise you to use a g...  Read Full »

My friend has burning, itching and fluid discharge from nipple area. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am posting this on behalf of my friend. She is 24 years female. She is having severe burning and itching around her nipple area. Sometimes fluid also discharges from the affected area. The problem persists for the past four months, and she has also tried anti-bacterial powders, but th...  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your query. What your friend seems to suffer from is a bacterial infection. Burning and itching are not alarming, but discharge from nipple is not a good sign. It could denote a severe underlying problem. The antibacterial powder will not help in her cas...  Read Full »

Can Coumadin be replaced with Aspirin?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 91 years old. She is currently taking 4.5 mg of Coumadin a day. She has developed a very itchy rash on most of her body. She has been on Coumadin for six years, but this dosage is particularly high for her. Her INRs were only showing 1.2 to 1.4, which is why it was increased ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: No, as she was already on Coumadin (Warfarin) since a long time, it cannot be the cause of the rash. Aspirin and Coumadin have different methods of action and one cannot be used in place of another. Both may be used. A prefer...  Read Full »

What is the black spot on my toe?

Query: Hello doctor, I have this black spot (bar shaped) that has been on my toe for a while. It may be nothing but I just wanted to get it checked.  Read Full »


Dr. Hariharan V

Diabetologist, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Nutritionist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is just an old hematoma (blood clot), may be due to some blunt injury to toe like falling of hammer on your toe. Try to remember whether you had any injury there a few months ago. If it was due to inj...  Read Full »

Why is Itch Guard not helping my skin problem?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male. I am having some allergy or skin disease on the upper part of my penis. Because of my shy feeling, I did not consult any doctor. I am having this almost from one year. I have used Itch Guard but I think it is not working. I am attaching the pictures. Can you give ...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your pictures (attachments removed to protect patient identity) and I would like to summarize it in pointwise manner. Your lesion gives impression of two diseases. One is fungal and second is eczema. In both the cases, itching persists and looks ...  Read Full »

I have red round itching patches in arm. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, From the past one week, I have itching problem in my arm area. It itches more and more and red round patches have become prominent. It is very humid here. Please suggest me.  Read Full »


Dr. Sunil Kothiwala

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The diagnosis is polymorphous light eruption (PMLE). It is UV rays induced skin allergy. So, main precaution is sun protection. The treatment involves tablet Wysolone 10 mg once daily after br...  Read Full »

I have bumps on my buttocks that itch. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have got bumps on my buttocks which are painless and itchy. No pus is present. They are hard, dry and usually itchy while sleeping. I am trying to avoid scratching it but the sensation of itching increases even more unless I strike my nails over it. There is no increase in the number...  Read Full »


Dr. Vinay Kumar

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Microbiologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted your case details (attachments removed to protect patient identity) and would help you deal with the problem on the basis of my experience with similar cases in my clinic. Your problem is generally caused by a mite and is manageable. Please do not u...  Read Full »

Why is there itching in wrists while sleeping?

Query: Hello doctor, I have itching especially during night while sleeping on the two wrists. When you touch, it is a little hard. It is not spreading across the body. On the left arm above the wrist, there is just one boil and on the right wrist, there are two boils. The right ones are itchy but not as m...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is going in favor of scabies. Use Permethrin 5 % lotion once weekly for two weeks. Tablet IV scab, 12 mg once weekly for three weeks. Tablet Teczin M twice daily for 25 days.  Read Full »

What causes water bubbles on hand?

Query: Hi doctor, I have water bubbles on my fingers and they are itchy. when I am out in sunlight or when my body heats up, I have a feeling like thousands of ants are crawling and biting my body and my body starts itching. I am very worried. I maintain good hygiene. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Chaitra Prakash

Cosmetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the details you have provided and feel it be an allergic condition of skin known as pompholyx. Pompholyx generally causes itching of the hands and feet. Since these body parts directly come in contact with external objects on a day to day basis. The s...  Read Full »

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