Moisturizer

Moisturizers, otherwise called emollients, are skin products that are used to lubricate, moisturize, and protect the skin. These functions are naturally carried out by the oil or sebum produced by the oil-secreting glands in the skin. Moisturizers prevent the evaporation of water from the deeper layers of the skin, thus preventing it from drying out.

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Why am I getting wandering rashes all over my body for more than ten years?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a skin rash on my legs or arms all the time. There is only one rash at a time and at different places every time. What could this be? I have had this issue for at least 10 years and maybe more.  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). But, please let me know the following: Is this rash associated with itching? Have you consulted a dermatologist in the past? What topical medications have you used for this? The clinical photograph...  Read Full »

What could be the rash that has been progressively getting worse for the past two weeks?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a rash for the past two weeks. It is getting progressively worse. It does not itch or hurt, but it is spreading. It started on my stomach. Now, it is on both arms, neck, back, and upper legs. The red dots that have been there for two weeks are larger now than they were origi...  Read Full »


Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). These lesions look like pityriasis rosea. But, to be sure, I need a little more information: Did one big patch appear first, followed by small patches? Do you have any compla...  Read Full »

Why are my palms dry and have many lines?

Query: Hi, My hands are extremely rough since childhood. I am 17 years old now. I have tried almost everything to get rid of this problem. I also have so many lines on my palm and fingers. Suggest me some treatment.  Read Full »


Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hyperlinearity (lines in the palm and fingers) of palms is a feature of a condition called atopic dermatitis. These patients, in general have dry skin in their palms, soles and elsewhere as well. I would suggest you to use a moisturizer twice daily upon the dry ar...  Read Full »

I have a lesion that spreads from the arms to stomach and back. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, It started with a burning sensation on my neck, and then I have noticed red dots in the inner side of my arms. Then it spread to my stomach and back. They itch sometimes. I have a previous history of psoriasis on my knees, but this is different. I also had shingles when I was seven years...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and read your given history. Your case looks like guttate psoriasis. This type of psoriasis occurs in individuals with plaque psoriasis and develops the sudden appearance of an outbreak of red...  Read Full »

What is the reason for sudden red rashes on my face that itches and spread all over the body?

Query: Hello doctor,Last night, I broke out in a red rash on my face. The rash burns and itches. It also appears to be spreading to other parts of the body when touched. I woke up and found it on new areas of my face. A first opinion I received last night told me it is an allergic reaction and that taking ...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have got a mild urticarial reaction. You will have to observe what causes it. It is commonly precipitated by dust, medicine, spicy food, street food, or perfume. It is not serious. Do not worry. I suggest the following: Tablet Levocetirizine 10 mg twice a day for ...  Read Full »

Why are my hands always dry with on and off non-itchy red spots on the back of my left hand?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old male. My hands remain dry always. And I could notice red spots on the back of my left hand during bedtime. These spots last for about 30 minutes to one hour. They are not itchy or painful. I am having this issue for more than seven years. I am allergic to dust and...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly send some good quality photographs taken in the natural light. Regards.  Read Full »

Does long-term use of antifungals cause dry and scaly skin in scrotum?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26-years-old male. I have been suffering from an infection in my scrotum for several years. And I use Luliconazole cream for my infection. But there is no relief yet. Now, my scrotal skin has been scaling day by day, and it became very dry and thin. I am afraid now. Kindly h...  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that you are concerned about your skin condition. It looks like scrotal dermatitis (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). And thinning of skin might be the effect of previous topical medications. Fungal infection limited to s...  Read Full »

My lips remain dry and turns dark. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,My lips have been dry, and the skin is senseless and tight. I cannot smile or move them. Eating has become a problem because the corners are cracked. I am not using any products, as they only seem to make it worse. They peel off after many days, but the new skin also drys out and again...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Your condition is called eczematous cheilitis. But, still please upload 2 to 3 photos of the area, so that is easy to diagnose the condition.Try applying topically Mometasone cream mixed with some moisturizing lotion, 2 to 3 times a day for two weeks.Avoid licking your ...  Read Full »

My 8-month-old suffers from a rash on the neck, chest, and face. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, My 8 months old baby is suffering from allergy or rash. First, it started on her neck, small tiny bump-like and then now appeared on her face, chest and all over her neck. What will be the issue? She had eczema before a month and was treated for the same.  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.There can be a few common reasons for this rash.Oil massage is the most common reason. If so, then please stop doing oil massage.Milk dripping down the chin and neck. This may happen when the child is feeding. If the milk stays there, in some children it may cause irritatio...  Read Full »

Why do I have a continuous itching sensation in my right thumb?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 59 year old female, I have itching sensation in my right thumb, and due to continuous scratching, the skin is slowly getting damaged. There is some infection, and then the skin heals on its own. This cycle is repeating itself from the past year. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Have you applied any creams? Are you diabetic? Please send images for better understanding. Revert with more information to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

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