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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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Are there any chances for scrotal dermatitis to relapse?

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

Do frequent washing of hands lead to eczema?

Query: Hi doctor, I have recently had small tapioca-like bumps underneath the palm of my right hand (I have attached the photos, kindly have a look at it). My skin gets fairly dry in the winter due to extremely cold climate in my country, and sometimes my hands dry out and crack. The bumps seem to be aroun...  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have reviewed the attached photographs (attachment removed to protect patient's identity). I can appreciate red plaques on the backside of the hand in two of them, while in the third one, I can see dryness on the palm. According to me, it is neither psoriasis nor dysh...  Read Full »

I am a 17-year-old boy suffering from pneumonia for the past four years, and also an asthmatic, but I have body weakness. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 17-year-old boy with a height of 5.7 feet and a weight of 103 pounds. I have been suffering from pneumonia for four years, but now I use asthma medicine. I am very weak even though I eat adequately. I have been weak from birth. Every winter, I face difficulties in breathing. I take ...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query, and I can understand your concern. You have mentioned in history that you have had pneumonia for four years. So if pneumonia is present, then it should be treated with suitable medication. For pneumonia, I suggest investigating with a chest X-ra...  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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Based on the information provided, it seems that you may have hereditary angioedema or a severe allergy to red ants. I strongly recommend consulting an allergy specialist who can conduct patch testing and specialized blood testing to identify other potential allergens...  Read Full »

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