Prurigo

Prurigo is a condition that shows itchy papules or nodular eruptions on the skin, which occurs most often due to scratching of the skin. They have specific types, such as prurigo nodularis, actinic prurigo, Bernier's prurigo, and chronic prurigo. In some persons, it occurs with other skin conditions such as iron deficiency anemia, diabetes, thyroid disease, and chronic renal failure. It is treated by taking topical corticosteroids, intralesional corticosteroids, and phototherapy.

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How to cure the rashes in the hands, face, and legs of my 2-year-old son?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 2 years and 9 months old. Five months back, he got rashes all over his hands, face and legs, from buttocks to toe. We have consulted many doctors. One of them said it would last three months and prescribed some medicines, but it did not subside. I was then told he is hypersensi...  Read Full »


Dr. G.s.s. Sandeep

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, your kid might be having acute urticaria symptoms, papular urticaria or purpura. Please send me a few pictures, taken when the rash is active. This will help me in diagnosis. For more information consult a dermatologist online --> http...  Read Full »

I noticed an itchy, raised and hard lesion on my scalp. What is that?

Query: Hi doctor, I noticed a scalp lesion two months ago. It is a bit scaly if scratched, hard and raised. I would like to peel it off, but it is not getting removed. But, I did not notice any hair loss. Other than a little bit of itching of the scalp, there is no issue.  Read Full »


Dr. Shalini Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It can be scalp psoriasis or warts. Please send me a photo to diagnose the condition and suggest you treatment. Revert with the photos to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

Do prurigo and psoriasis have the same symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor, As seen in the attached picture, I have red spots on my skin for two months. It is neither itching nor dry, and now I have small bumps on my arms and the other places of my body. One year back, I had itching in my legs, which I thought to be due to my detergent. The itching stopped on it...  Read Full »


Dr. Sudhir Kumar. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read about your query and have seen the photographs (attachment removed to protect the person's identity). What is present is less likely to be psoriasis because psoriasis usually has scars and itching. It is a prurigo that generally presents with reddish spots ...  Read Full »

What foods to avoid for spongiotic dermatitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been dealing with spongiotic dermatitis for 17 months now, and I am at my wit's end. I will provide you with as many details as possible so that maybe you could provide some answers on the cause and cure. For 15 years, I have lived in a very dry region, so I have commonly had dr...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern. There are two causes of dermatitis, one is exogenous and another one is endogenous. You have tried to rule out maximum exogenous causes, but as you did not get any relief, there might be some endogenous factor causing you the trouble. So...  Read Full »

What to do for skin itching problem in a diabetic patient?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother has itching and scratching for the past three months. She is 85 years old with a controlled diabetic. For now, she is applying Polysporin ointment and Benadryl 25 mg. She gets better for a while, and she gets it again. I am attaching the picture. Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Yeshwanth Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like prurigo simplex. Apply Mometasone cream. Mix it with coconut oil in equal ratio and apply over the affected area twice daily for two weeks. Take tablet Levocetirizine 5 mg...  Read Full »

I have itching on my arm and chest. What is it due to and what is the likely treatment?

Query: Hello doctor,I have itching on my right arm and chest.  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Since when do you have this itching? Are you concerned about black nodular lesions over chest? On arm, there is no active skin lesion. Have you used any topical creams? Do you have acne o...  Read Full »

I have itchy skin rashes on my back that are now spreading. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, There is an area on my back that started as a rash and it has now spread and it continues to itch. What should I do? This has been there for approximately two months. I have attached photos for your reference.  Read Full »


Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted your concern and I have viewed the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can see several dark nodular lesions on the back. I would keep a possibility of nodular prurigo or hypertrophic lichen planus. I suggest you use a topical ultr...  Read Full »

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