Patch Test

A patch test is done to check if you are allergic to a particular substance. Here, a patch containing a small amount of the material is applied to the upper back. The surrounding tissue is checked for signs of an allergic reaction for the next 48 hours.

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What medicine is used for itching and rash?

Query: Hi doctor, I am itching on my palms and fingers. There is redness and small hives. It has been one week now. I have also developed a rash near elbow and wrist. The itching is more when I wake up in the morning. I have attached the images along. The rash is on both of my hands. I am studying agric...  Read Full »


Dr. Sidharth Sonthalia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The quality of your pictures was unfortunately not very good, but decent enough to allow me to make a provisional diagnosis (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems that you are suffering from a form of contact allergic eczema. It is an eczema in resp...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for anaphylaxis.

Query: Hi doctor, Last week, I was bitten by red ant. Within 5 minutes I was collapsed and immediately rushed to the hospital. My BP was low at 80/60 mmHg. It was detected as anaphylaxis. I hereby attaching the treatment sheet for your reference. Six months ago, my 2 year old son expired due to unknown ins...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think that you have hereditary angioedema or severe allergy to red ant. I would suggest seeing an allergy specialist to get patch testing and specialized blood testing to identify other allergens that may cause potentially fatal reaction. Meanwhile, get an EpiPen. Th...  Read Full »

I got skin lesions after using a nose pore strip. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old female. I washed my face and did not apply moisturizer or any other thing. Then I placed the Biore pore strip on my nose. While removing, it ripped my skin. It was red, burns bad, liquid comes out of it and looks like a huge blister. I had this for about almost three we...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern and understand your problem. You developed irritant contact dermatitis to Biore strip chemical. It is a localized disease confined to areas of exposure and may aggravated on subsequent exposure.   Read Full »

My pimples are more visible after using a new face product. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am using new face product. But, it made the tiny pimples and bumps more visible. Am I experiencing purging phase?  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern. Since you are using face products over face, have you done patch test over face before starting? I would like to tell you, always do patch test over face before starting any new face product. Method of patch test is that you should apply little ...  Read Full »

How is the cause of an allergy identified?

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting allergy once in three to four days, which causes rashes and swelling on the body. I take Cetirizine to control the allergy. The allergy is mostly due to unknown factors. Although, it could be because of cloth material I am wearing or bed sheets. Is there anything I can do ...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Dermatologist, Venereologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query in detail and do understand your concern.  Read Full »

Please suggest a way to discontinue Montair-LC.

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old female. When I was 5 years old, I had pneumonia. At that time I was fully cured. Now, I am suffering from cough, cold and sneezing for so many days. My doctor recommended many medicines along with Montair-LC. Everything is fine now, but the problem is that I have t...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history. It appears that you have allergic rhinitis, asthma or bronchitis. It would be of help to know what other medications you are taking. Are you using any inhalers? I would not suggest discontinuing Montair-LC (combination of M...  Read Full »

I have scrotal dermatitis.Is it a relapsing disorder?

Query: Hello doctor, I have scrotal dermatitis. My dermatologist gave me some steroid creams, riboflavin tablets, multivitamin and mineral tablets. It subsided and I was normal in ten days. But again it came back in another 2 or 3 months. When I consulted the doctor again, he said it is relapsing due to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. What you have mentioned as scrotal dermatitis can be lichen simplex chronicus (causing chronic itching and scratching). Since it is a relapsing disorder, it is very difficult to get control over the disease. It's etiology is not clear. Nutritional factors, stress and envi...  Read Full »

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