Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that causes red and itchy patches due to building up of cells on the surface of the skin. The symptoms include red, thick, and scaly skin, dry and cracked skin, itching and burning sensation, and stiff joints.

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Why is the skin black and itchy on the buttocks, elbows, and around my eyes?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a skin condition where my skin is black and I have itching on my buttocks, hand elbows, and around my eyes.   Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, please mention whether you have two different conditions such as itching and black spots, or suggest whether you have itching on black spots. I need an answer to my question for having a definitive diagnosis. Please mention whether you have black spots or ...  Read Full »

I have rash on my inner thighs. Can it be due to psoriasis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a rash on my inner thighs. I am male, 28 years. I have had history of ezcema, psoriasis and jock itch. Hands, feet, and groin area. I am trying to determine if I have psoriasis or jock itch. I have been using Antroquoril cream. I also have Emuovate available too. It is frustratin...  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hope you are keeping safe and doing well. 1) I understand your concern about the doubt of it being a psoriatic or a fungal lesion. I have seen the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and read your brief history, it most likely looks like ...  Read Full »

Is vitamin D deficiency one of the reasons for psoriasis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from psoriasis for the past 24 years. I have tried a lot of ointments already. I heard one of the reasons is lack of vitamin D. Is it true? I am 54 years old now.  Read Full »


Dr. Meha Malhotra

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Psoriasis is a T-cell mediated autoimmune disorder. What you have heard about lack of Vitamin D as its cause is a myth among patients because nowadays there is a new class of topical drugs available which are analogues of Vitamin D. These reduce the excessive cell proli...  Read Full »

I have redness and itchiness in toes. Is it psoriasis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have some infection like redness and itching in toes. I am afraid, is it an infection or psoriasis? It is there since last 4 months and progressing slowly slowly. On cosultation with doctor, I took Itraconazole 100 mg BID, Montelukast with Desloratidine OD and used Amorolfine ointm...  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hope you are staying safe. 1) I saw the attached photo and have read your history (attachment removed to protect patient identity), as the interdigital spaces (between the toes) are unaffected it does not look like a fungal infection to me, and if it was, it should...  Read Full »

Is scalp psoriasis curable?

Query: Hi doctor, I have psoriasis and would like to ask you whether I can apply castor oil to my head where I have psoriasis. I have severe hair loss. Can I use baby shampoo for my hair? And I also have another question: Despite eating a lot, how some girls are still thin? I hope I will get an answer s...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Scalp psoriasis is a very complicated disease. It needs multiple and extended duration therapy. Castor oil may work as a moisturizer, but it is not a treatment. There are a few shampoos containing Salicylic acid which could work better than regular shampoo. There are o...  Read Full »

I have developed scalp, fingers and nail psoriasis inspite of applying Tacrolimus. Please advice.

Query: Hello doctor. I am a 35-year-old male with moderate obesity. I do not have any chronic ailments like diabetes, BP, etc. The skin on my inner groins (slightly close to the gluteal folds) has become dark over the years and due to constant friction between the inner thighs has developed dryness and cr...  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case. Yes, it could be flexural psoriasis as you have psoriasis on two other body parts. Please apply clobetasol propionate ointment mix it with petroleum jelly or vaseline and use two times a day for 14 days. And apply Tacrolimus ointment at...  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

Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Cosmetologist

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 causes black coating and bleeding from the scrotum?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old. I am having pink spots and patches on the inner part of groin. I had intercourse few times but it was protected. I also have psoriasis and vitiligo on the groin. Kindly suggest some medicine.  Read Full »


Dr. Meha Malhotra

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I will need specific details so that I can help you better. Have you been diagnosed by a doctor because groin psoriasis is not very common? Are you taking any treatment for the same? Do you have any other medical conditions? The pink patches can be pigmentation ...  Read Full »

Why is there a foot swelling in a psoriasis patient for past two months?

Query: Hello doctor, The patient is my mother, age 58, with chronic psoriasis which is under control. She has been having right foot swelling for the past two months. Her left feet is normal. Initial diagnosis at local clinics was an infection and severe arthritis. She was put on anti-inflammatory, antibi...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your health query and can understand how worried you are about your mother. This seems to be due to the foot sprain she inflicted in the recent past (attachment removed to protect patient identity). She might have caused a damage to the soft tissues of ...  Read Full »

What can be done for skin infection affecting fingers and legs?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is suffering from a kind of skin infection. This infection occured across his fingers and leg. I am attaching photographs for the same.  Read Full »


Dr. Kakkar

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have viewed the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can see dry, scaly, red patches. This seems like psoriasis vulgaris rather than skin infection. Psoriasis usually presents as dry, red, well defined, scaly patches on extensors like the elbow,...  Read Full »

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