Pruritis or itching is a continuous unpleasant urge to scratch the skin. Conditions like psoriasis, eczema, allergic dermatitis, dry skin, pregnancy, worm infestation, irritation to cosmetic products, shingles, drug allergies, etc., cause pruritis. Anti-allergic medications like antihistamines, Chlorphenaramines, cold compress, and avoiding scratching are its treatment methods.

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Why do I have itching all over my body for the last one and a half years?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 49 years old. For the last one and a half years, I have been suffering from itching all over my body, especially in my hands and feet. When it was very itchy, I used to take Prog 1O. Then it did not itch for a few days and started again after a while.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. You did not mention that if there are any skin lesions anywhere on the body. The investigation attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) does not show any significant abnormalities. Anyone else in you...  Read Full »

How to get rid of anal itching?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an anal itch which is more predominant at night. I am not diabetic. What treatment should I take?  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Anal itching can be due to infections like fungal or bacterial, improper hygiene, or allergy. You can apply Hydrocortisone 1 percent cream at night time for five days. Follow up after five days. Keep the area clean and dry. I hope this helped. Thanks.  Read Full »

Can cholestasis affect the baby after pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 5 months pregnant, and I am suffering from cholestasis. I have done LFT in which the enzymes are high in ratio then I consulted a doctor, and he had given me Udiliv 300 twice a day and Laveta for ten days. Then again, I have done LFT in which the numbers have not changed, and itc...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Liver enzyme variation are common in pregnancy. Let me start by reassuring you that it is not going to affect the baby. Enzymes are associated with such generalized pruritis or itching. Unfortunately, you have this a bit early on in pregnancy. Usually, it appears around...  Read Full »

Why does my hand itch a lot every night when I am about to sleep?

Query: Hi doctor,I am having itchiness in my hands every night for two weeks. When I am going to sleep, I started to have this itchiness. I do not know whether it occurs due to insect bites or red spots or rashes on my skin. I cannot sleep due to this issue. I think that this itchiness is coming from the i...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Nighttime pruritus is a common issue. The notable causes are insects, temperature changes, hormonal, internal diseases, and psychological. You need to rule out the cause. I suggest you spray insecticide in your room. The temperature change can present as a cold alle...  Read Full »

What will be the causes for itching in private parts in diabetic patients?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 46-year-old female, and I have itching in my private parts for three days. I took the FAS kit on the advice of my physician but was not resolved. I am also a diabetic.  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for reaching out. I am happy to help you with your query. First of all, we need to rule out any infection if present there. 1. Is there any discharge from your vagina like white or any other kind? Because, discharge sometimes causes itching due to associated...  Read Full »

Will Prednisolone with antihistamines help in morning colds, pruritic rashes and nasal congestion?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to consult for my disturbing allergic flares. I am a 33-year-old female. I am not known hypertensive, diabetic, or asthmatic. Within these three months I have history of morning colds, nasal congestion, pruritic rashes, and eye itchiness. I have no fever, no cough, shortn...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Regarding the treatment, I suggest you continue the medicines as they are. I would like to know how much of Prednisolone did you start with? Nextly, you must start on intranasal steroids to help relieve the nasal symptoms. Use Fluticasone furoate twice daily two puf...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from itchy skin and red patches on the foreskin. What could be the root cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from itchy skin since early this year. My doctor does not know the reason for this itching. I had a blood test a few weeks ago, which came back fine. It is mostly itchy on my scalp, upper arms and back. I have been on Telfast to help with the itching and Daktacort ...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please send the photographs of other affected areas too to help you better. Thank you.  Read Full »

My wife could notice blood in her stools.Could you please advise us with proper guidance?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife (age 33 years) has been suffering from piles related issues since last 10 years. It occurred after her delivery (in 2003) and was harmless at that time. We are having an eleven year old daughter. Recently she started experiencing pain and itching while going to toilet. Also sh...  Read Full »

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It seems like your wife has second degree hemorrhoids which has also led to her fissure. The good news is that it can be managed medically. The first line of management is medical management. Itching is a very common manifestation, which is a...  Read Full »

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