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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 got redness, itchiness and swelling due to cosmetic cream. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I got risings, itch, and redness from a cosmetic cream. Risings went off. Redness and itch are still here. It is the fourth day. And a little swelling like seems like I had botox. Is it normal to still have those? I only apply a cream for the itch. Should I take an antihistamine for t...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your query. With your descriptions, it seems you have developed irritant contact dermatitis to cosmetic cream which you have used. First of all, never use this cream and similar products in future otherwise on subsequent exposure may lead to fulminant reacti...  Read Full »

I am experiencing itching in my labia majora. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 39 years old, married, and have three kids. I am experiencing itching in my vulva or labia majora, a certain part of it, the inner top. The itching part of the skin is kind of hard to feel compared to the skin that is not affected, which is soft. The itching started over a month a...  Read Full »

Dr. Daswani Deepti Puranlal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I know itching creates a lot of discomfort and hampers your daily routine. As per the details, it seems like you have developed an infection. If it is associated with thick discharge, it should be fungal, which usually has this kind of it...  Read Full »

I have unbearable skin itchiness and rashes. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, For two weeks, I have been unbearably itchy. I had a rash to go along with it that looked more like little plaque rashes but those have faded now. I am left with super itchy skin that bumps up when I itch but fades away after a while. The itching is driving me insane. I have seen two d...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to In my opinion, you are having urticaria as your rash came along with itching and then disappeared. You should note if something you have taken after which this itching has started like drugs, meat, expired poultry product, some insect bite reaction and even artificial f...  Read Full »

The skin on my buttocks is black due to scratching. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,My buttocks are really itching. The skin over the buttocks has become black due to scratching. I suffer from hemorrhoids. Kindly suggest some quick and effective treatment for this condition, or can I do laser therapy? This has been in the same condition for more than four to five month...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is not due to hemorrhoids. You may have a laser treatment and others, but before that, you first need to get yourself examined and suitability for surgery. So visit a nearby surgeon for an examination. Do you frequently get bleeding? If yes, then you need surger...  Read Full »

I suffer from knee issues. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been dealing with a hard, thick buildup on both of my knees for many years now. Occasionally, it becomes extremely itchy to the extent that it bleeds, and kneeling causes pain. While it sometimes flakes off in the bath, it regrows quickly. I do not take any medication, nor do I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Based on the description and the photo you provided (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), you may be experiencing a skin condition known as psoriasis. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder character...  Read Full »

I have an itchy blister under my right breast. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an itchy blister under my right breast. I had the same thing happen a year ago, and the doctor gave me steroid cream and antibiotics, and it went away. I have used steroid cream this time, and it went away after three days. However, it came back again after a few days. Do I need ant...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. As per the history and image provided (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), it appears as urticaria. Urticarial rashes may be due to hypersensitivity, where one's body immediately and excessively responds to an insect bite a...  Read Full »

I have an itchy red rash on my scrotum. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old male with a red rash on my scrotum; it is itchy and sometimes burns. I consulted a doctor a year ago, and he said eczema and told me to apply baby powder. It worked, but it is back again. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The history and image provided (the attachments are removed to protect the patient's identity) may be Tinea cruris of the scrotum. Tinea cruris is a fungal infection that appears in the folds of the skin, private areas, underarms, groin are...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for constant itching and pimple-type marks on the thighs?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had itching in my body not constantly but frequent itching for the last one month. There is a constant itching in my chest, and also, there have been very small, red pimple-type marks on my thighs. What could be the reason, and is there any cure for it? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. It can be scabies, a condition caused by a mite. With naked eyes cannot see the mite, but only under the microscope. Symptoms include intense itching, which worsens at night, and bumps are seen all over but more prominent between finger...  Read Full »

I have generalized itching and cherry color spots on chest and back. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 38 years old and a little obese. I have noticed two or three cherry color spots on my chest and back. Are they something to be worried about? I hope it is not a sign of some serious disease. Secondly, I am experiencing some generalized itching on my body. Last year same time of t...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your case. These red spots are called cherry angioma and these are nothing to worry. They are just like black moles which normally do occur on our skin. These are due to swelling of the blood vessel. In winter we take bath with hot water which makes ...  Read Full »

Why my father is having skin allergies and itching all over his body?

Query: Hello doctor, My 80-years-old father is itching all over his body. It has been for the past three weeks. Doctors prescribed antifungal creams like Ketoconazole and Luliconazole. Also, anti-allergic medicine like tablet Atarax (1/2 tablet a day). But there is no improvement in the symptoms. He has di...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Does your father have any history of a fungal infection in the past? Any history of atopy or allergies? Any aggravated itching or mites infection? Is it spreading or causing dryness of the skin? Please attach a picture of the affected area to help me guide you be...  Read Full »

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