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What causes small itchy pimples?


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Published At January 21, 2024
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Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I have an allergy in my face overall, and especially in my eyes. In the neck and arms, it is like small pimples, and it is so itchy. I take several medicines for allergies. I have been suffering for the last two months, and it is so irritating. Please help.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Hope you are doing well.

I have gone through the details and the image (the attachment is hidden to protect the patient's identity), which has been provided from your end, and I do understand your concern.

The condition that you are suffering from is termed eczema. Eczema is an allergic condition that causes inflammation along with excessive itching on the skin. There are multiple reasons why you may get eczema, which may include exposure to any external allergen in the form of external atmospheric pollutants, any external skin care products that are used due to regular and frequent allergies, changes in weather, and dust. It may also occur due to any allergic food items, allergic medications, any changes in the body temperature, and sometimes due to intake of hot and spicy food, along with hot drinks, which increase the body temperature. Due to the fact that eczema is an internal body reaction to external stimuli or internal stimuli in terms of body temperature changes, there is, unfortunately, no complete cure or permanent cure for the condition. However, they can be managed each time they occur. In order to prevent any further recurrences, I would ideally advise you to undergo an allergy panel test, which is a test done at super specialty hospitals where all possible allergens would be tested on your skin in the form of a patch test or prick test to rule out allergies to any external allergens. This way, the doctor will be able to prepare a detailed report that states the possible allergens that you are positive for so that you may be able to avoid those in the future.

I suggest the following:

1. Lycor 1 % cream (Hydrocortisone 1 % cream): Use this cream on the affected area in a very thin layer at night. Make sure to keep it overnight and wash it off in the morning. Use this for two weeks on the affected area. This may also be used in case of future recurrences.

2. Tablet Levocetirizine Montelukast: Use this tablet daily after dinner, at least two hours before going to sleep. Use this for two weeks. And in case of future recurrences as well to reduce allergies.

3. Angelskin cream (Glycerin) Cera ve moisturizer (Aqua, Glycerin, and Cetearyl alcohol): Any of the above moisturizers can be used to keep your skin moisturized and smooth so that the chances of itching will reduce and the dry flakes which are formed will also reduce.

4. Kindly undergo an allergy panel test to rule out any possible allergens.

5. In case of excessive itching, cold compresses, and lukewarm salt water fomentation can be done alternating with each other every day for ten minutes.

Hope I could be of help.

Stay happy, healthy, and safe.

Take care.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty
Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty


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