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 experiencing swelling, a large red rash on my back, and severe itching. Is this due to bug bite?

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing swelling, a large red rash on my back, and severe itching, which may be a bug bite. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I reviewed the picture (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). There is an erythematous patch and swelling with erythema present. Are both the same lesion or present at a different area of the body? One of the common caus...  Read Full »

I have recurrent skin rashes and itching all over my right hand, and using soap aggravates it. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor,I have rashes and itching all over my right hand. I can hardly eat. I consulted many dermatologists. They have prescribed me medications. In the beginning, it just gets fine, it seems like it is getting cured, but it returns. When using soap, the irritation is higher, so I hardly use so...  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. You have eczema. The ointment does not cause itching. Dryness, crack, and fissuring easily absorbs multiple chemicals, making the process chronic. Chemicals could be soap, detergents, and perfumes. The best way is to...  Read Full »

I have elevated blood sugar levels with a yeast infection and itchy legs. Which medications would help me overcome it?

Query: Hello doctor,My fasting blood sugar level is 298 mg/dL, and two hours after the meal is 402 mg/dL. I got a yeast infection and itchy legs. Please suggest some medicine to control my blood sugar level and get rid of yeast infection.Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. How long have you had diabetes? 2. What is your HbA1c (glycated hemoglobin)? 3. What medications are you currently taking for it? Diabetes has many complications, so it is not just to bring down the numbers but to monitor and treat complications associated with...  Read Full »

My wife has been having itchy bumps all over her chest and back, spreading down her arms and neck. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My wife woke up one morning with itchy bumps all over her chest and back. It has been four days since it started, and it seems to spread down her arms and neck. We need some advice. We have tried heavy doses of Benadryl and topical cream Cortisone, which was not helping. Please help. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. From your descriptions and images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), it seems your wife is suffering from scabies. Scabies is an intensely itchy skin infestation caused by the mite. Scabies can oft...  Read Full »

Why am I having intense itching, which worsens at night, and there are bumps seen all over the body?

Query: Hi doctor, I have redness and bumps in multiple places on my body, on both legs, on my hips, under my hands where you put deodorant, on my buttocks. It can get really itchy sometimes, and it has been there for almost ten days now. I tried using Hydrocortisone cream a few days ago but did not see mu...  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It looks like you have got scabies, a condition caused by a mite. It cannot be seen by naked eyes, only under the microscope. Symptoms include intense itching, which worsens at night, and bumps are seen all over but more prominent between fin...  Read Full »

I have pimple-like bumps on my scrotum with an itching sensation and rashes. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have pimple-like bumps and an itching sensation with rashes on the scrotum. I first had an itching sensation on the penis and later had pimple-like bumps on the scrotum area. I also have an itching sensation in other parts of my body with minor dot-like rashes. The encircled part in ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. As per the history and images provided (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it appears as scabies. Scabies appears as skin rashes that occur as a reaction to the skin of bed bugs which are not visible...  Read Full »

I have hives from the ragweed. When can they recur, and will I have them daily?

Query: Hi doctor, I have hives from the ragweed everywhere in my yard. The onset was about 27 hours ago. At first, I thought I had bug bites, but then more kept appearing as time went on. And there are no centers in the swellings where the bite would have occurred. Got it right after pulling and mowing it....  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your queries and understand your concern. Hives due to external factors are kind of easy to manage because the culprit is known. In your case, the best treatment here is avoiding contact with ragweed completely. Hives are because of urticaria that devel...  Read Full »

I have had a dark, dry skin patch on my chest with itching. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old and have had dry skin. Now there is a black dry skin patch on my chest with itching and pimples. Should I be concerned about it? Do I consult with the doctor? Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I would suggest the following: Avoid the use of any antiseptic lotion in that area. Apply a combination of Provate S (Betamethasone and Salicylic acid) lotion with liquid paraffin in equal amounts to the area three times in a week. Use ...  Read Full »

The mosquito bite caused redness, swelling, and itching that is not improving after four days. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, Some mosquitoes bit me on my thigh during the night, and by morning it was a bit red and very minor swelling in about two-inch diameter of the skin. I just ignored thinking it was just a mosquito. But after that, the itching started in the area. Now, after four days, the itching is goi...  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Please mix Fudic cream (fusidic acid) and Cutivate cream (propylene glycol, mineral oil, Ceteth-20, isopropyl mystirate, cetostearyl alcohol, citric acid, and sodium phosphate) in equal amounts and apply on lesions ...  Read Full »

Can Terbinaforce Plus cream be used for ringworm infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having ring like patches all over the body for the past five months. I have itching all over the body including private parts and now it spreads to face as well. I had Griseofulvin tablets, Liv-Cet-5 twice daily and Terbinaforce Plus cream for the last 2 months. But, it did not cure...  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should not have used Terbinaforce plus cream (combination of Clobetasol propionate, Ofloxacin, Ornidazole and Terbinafine) as it contains Clobetasol which is a steroid. It aggravates fungal infection and does not get it cured. You should take capsule Itracon...  Read Full »

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