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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Are the rashes on my forehead a reaction to Ivermectin cream?

Query: Hello doctor,Is this rosacea forehead reaction to Ivermectin cream (1%)? I have attached the picture.  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like you have developed a bacterial infection over the forehead, which is evident by numerous coalescing pus-filled bumps. Do you have any pain or fever?  Read Full »

Are dry eyes a sign of Sjogren's syndrome?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been told by someone in the medical profession that I may have Sjogren's syndrome due to the symptoms that I have been having. I would like to know this could be possible. My symptoms are itching mostly everywhere on my body, very dry skin, dry mouth (a dental professional noti...  Read Full »


Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, as per your symptoms, it does look like Sjogren's syndrome. I want to ask you a few more details to be sure if it is the diagnosis we are dealing with. How long have you been experiencing the symptoms of dryness? Did the dental surgeon point to any cavities whi...  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 Meena

Dermatologist, Venereologist

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 ...  Read Full »

Can I get the COVID vaccine as I have a food allergy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 48-year-old female. My height is 5'3, and my weight is 54 kg. My symptoms are hives, itchiness, sleeplessness. I used Zyrtec and Aquasoft moisturizing lotion. After a mosquito bite, hives are formed, and now without mosquito bites, also I had hives and itchiness. I started t...  Read Full »


Dr. Jebin Abraham

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Allergy Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for contacting us. Hives can be triggered by a variety of insults. A detailed history and check-up will be needed to find out the exact cause of the same. Apart from mosquito bites, food, clothes, other insects, etc., can cause hives. Some medicines can also c...  Read Full »

Is urticaria seen in few COVID patients?

Query: Hi doctor, 1) I have chronic hives since last year. I have been taking Bilaxten 20 mg tablets since then, an almost daily tablet. Nowadays, it is once in two days or when hives appear. Even after one year, no relief. I am worried about what is the root cause. I consulted a dermatologist and did a b...  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Meena

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It is chronic urticaria, as you already know. Now urticaria can be of two types (besides acute and chronic). Chronic spontaneous urticaria: This is the commonest and seen in more than 70 % of patients of duration more than six weeks. ...  Read Full »

Do my blood reports show the cause of my symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor,I am having a 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, and RBC are slightly increased. The body has itching problems, usually at night. Eyes are blurry nowadays. I am very ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathish Kumar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I see you are worried about the symptoms. Your platelet levels are not soo high to worry about. It is only slightly elevated. It does not cause any significant harm. So you need not worry about that. Most of your symptoms relate to hypothyroidism, and your TSH level is...  Read Full »

How do I permanently get rid of tinea cruris?

Query: Hi doctor,I have itchy lesions on both legs (one on each), red with mild pain for two years. Some say it is fungal, and some doctors say it is a viral infection. Kindly provide me with an accurate diagnosis and treatment (with dose and frequency). Also, suggest if I should get any tests done. I have...  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Meena

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The condition you have is known as tinea cruris or corporis (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), which a type of superficial fungal skin infection. Take the following medications for two weeks and then follow back: 1. Ca...  Read Full »

Can herpes cause itchy lesions in the forearm and thighs?

Query: Hi doctor, I got some itchy lesion on one of my inner thighs and forearms. Previously, I was diagnosed with herpes, but unlike any outbreak, I have ever had. Any information on this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Shalini Patodiya

Dermatologist, Venereologist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, Hair Transplant Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Herpes affecting more than one area is not common. I need a detailed history of your problem. Please mention the duration of forearm and thigh itching. Do you have any other medical conditions? What is your age? Kindly send a clear photo of the lesion. Revert with the det...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor,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 are 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 rec...  Read Full »


Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This type of allergy 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 the following treatment. I want to know when you...  Read Full »

Why do I have severe skin issues with pain and itchiness?

Query: Hi doctor, I have eczema and it is present all over my body. It is present mainly on my neck and bends of my joints. When I was in my childhood, it got calmed down. Now, I experience severe skin problems. I know that I have eczema. But I believe that something wrong is happening to me. I experience...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have urticaria right now. It is a chronic problem but there is a treatment. If it is not completely cured, we can try to subside it. As you have done an allergy test several times, it shows that you are allergic to many things. Avoid using chemicals, cosmetics, dete...  Read Full »

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