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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Are nausea, abdominal pain, itching, and swelling signs of parasitic infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe nausea, pain in the abdomen, dizziness, intense itching, and swelling all over. I believe it is a parasite infection, and I do not know where to go or who can treat me properly. I know it is something rare. I woke up today, and now my eyes are swollen. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from nausea, abdominal pain, dizziness, intense itching with swelling all over for the last few days. Your eyes are also swollen from today's morning. According to your description, y...  Read Full »

How to get rid of scabies?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from scabies. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini V Swamy

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Scabies is a contagious skin condition. Treatment for scabies is Permethrin cream. Can you please provide more information, and if possible, send a picture of the rash? Have you been diagnosed to have scabies by a doctor? Are you on any treatment for that? When do you ...  Read Full »

How to cure the round itchy patches present on the butt?

Query: Hi doctor, My skin is black with round patches near the butt. Patches grow fast and itch a lot. What to do?  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. From your history and photo, (attachment removed to protect patient identity) it looks like a fungal infection (Tinea Corporis). There is no need to panic. You can apply Luliconazole cream for local application twice daily on the lesion...  Read Full »

What should I do to help itchy skin in my 1-year-old kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 1 year old. She is suffering from itchy skin from time to time. Rashes look like red patches and scales. It is very itchy when it is too dry. We went to the doctor last week, and they gave her Quadrotopic cream and oral anti-histamine. It went fine, but after seven days...  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all, please do not use Quadrotopic cream for a one-year-old child, as it contains a strong steroid and is not meant for babies. If you have applied it for a long time, it will cause skin thinning, redness, and sun sensitivity, along with other side effects of ...  Read Full »

How to get resolved from the problem of chronic urticaria?

Query: A dermatoligist advised thru series of consultation that i have chronic urticaria. I've done some allergy test and found out that im allergic to dust mites, mussels, tuna etc. I followed different diets already but still from time to time i feel itchy at certain part of my body and when i start scra...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahendra Thakre

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq. I hope you are doing well. I understand your concern. You are suffering from chronic urticaria. Chronic urticaria (CU) is defined by episodic urticaria (hives) for a duration of longer than six weeks. Chronic urticaria (CU) causes marked distress to patients because it is p...  Read Full »

What causes skin rashes with itching after showering?

Query: my gf recently went to the doctor with a skin problem, looks like a rash i've attached the picture, the doc said its serious so i wanted a second opinion. She had stye operation three times nothing besides that. The marks have been there for almost 2 years but they seem to be increased now, its itch...  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Frankly the photo and the details in the query are not very informative to help u in a proper manner. what is the age of the patient? from where did these lesions first appear? do these appear and disappear, if yes then with what frequency? are these lesions flat or fluid filled? is she allergic to...  Read Full »

I have itching all over my body and it is getting worse at night. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old female. The lymph node behind my ear became inflamed and infected before six months. I thought it was caused by an insect bite. I was prescribed antibiotics and the inflammation went down. I can still feel the lymph node there but it is not inflammed. I can also fee...  Read Full »

Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan


Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems you got some skin eruption such as allergy, psoriasis, or something like that. Get FNAC (fine needle aspiration cytology) or excision biopsy of one of the largest lymph nodes. Also, get tests of serum protein electrophoresis, serum IgE, and skin biopsy. And ...  Read Full »

What should I do for my itchy and swollen lips?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old. I am experiencing itchiness on my lips, and my left lip is quite swollen at this moment. This morning, when I woke up from bed, I also experience swelling inside my mouth. I suppose this is an allergy, but I am not sure what I am allergic to. To my knowledge, I am no...  Read Full »

Dr. Dheeraj Kumar Jonnalagadda

ENT Otolaryngologist, Allergy Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your case. I need further history. Have you consumed peanuts recently? And any specific dairy product or meat? Apart from these, do you have any pets and had any incident of scratch? Kindly post the pictures of the swollen lips.  Read Full »

What should I do to help my daughter with her allergic rhinitis and itching?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter has been suffering from allergic rhinitis for the last few years. It is common during the winter season to cold and cough. In the summer also the same problem persists. She is on tablet Montek LC (a combination of Montelukast and Levocetirizine). If she discontinues this e...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Child Health Specialist, Family Physician, Paediatrician, Pediatric Allergy Asthma Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The pictures you uploaded are not clear (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Anyways it looks like some allergy. Give her anti-histaminic syrup, Atarax (Hydroxyzine hydrochloride) 7.5 ml twice daily for three days, and apply Lacto Calamine lotio...  Read Full »

What should I do to get rid of itching due to stress or exercise?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 19-year-old athlete. I have been feeling an itchy sensation when my body gets heated, stressed, or doing any type of exercise but I do not have any hives. I have been feeling this for over a year now. Usually it comes and goes, but now it started to get strong. I stopped doing sp...  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your history about the concern, it seems like you have a mild condition of cholinergic urticaria. Cholinergic urticaria is nothing but developing itching or, in some cases, itchy bumps when there is a rise in body temperature. I want you to answer a few mor...  Read Full »

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