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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My son is suffering from strange scaly spots on his skin and has been diagnosed with skin diseases. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My son began developing strange scaly spots on his skin at the ends of his hands and feet two years ago. Their form, color, intensity, and location change over time. Since the situation, he has been presented to several doctors. He has been diagnosed with several diseases, such as allergi...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Welcome to I understand your concern. I have reviewed the reports and the images (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It is psoriasis, a condition in which skin cells build up and form scales and itchy, dry patches. First, apply liquid paraffin lotion (Calamine) in ...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from dead skin and a tiny scab without pain and itching. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, This was the first time I discovered it, and there was dead skin and a tiny scab. I do not know what was there before this happened. There was no pain, and itching. And a few weeks later, I found these lesions again. It was the same. The last photos were taken under a microscope at hom...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have reviewed your attached images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), it shows only scaly scar kind of thing. It is very difficult to comment without seeing the original lesion. It could be psoriasis lesions or it cou...  Read Full »

I have developed psoriasis in my scalp and there is constant itching. Please help

Query: Hi doctor, I have developed Psoriasis in the scalp and ear region with flaky scalp and dryness along with itching in the scalp. I am also having premature greying of hair. When the flakes are removed by itching or combing, the region becomes bloody, and watery liquid is secreted. Kindly advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Kumari Monalisa

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You have scalp psoriasis. This condition needs long-term maintenance therapy to control the flare-up. You can start on 0.05 % Clobetasol propionate and 6% Salicylic acid lotion, a combination to be applied over a wet scalp and to be left for ...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from psoriasis and noticed a swelling in my leg for the past few days. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I have diabetes and hypertension. I have had psoriasis for the past few years in my left ankle. Now, I have noticed swelling in the same part of my leg for the past few days which causes pain. Please suggest treatment. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I request you attach a clinical picture so that I can guide you accordingly. Thanks and regards.   Read Full »

Can psoriasis cause rashes all over the body?

Query: Hello doctor, About 12 days ago I started getting a raised red rash on my stomach and upper leg/thigh area. Maybe about 15-20 spots on my stomach and same about on my legs each. At first I though it was some from of psoriasis as I have small psoriasis patch on my shins, elbows, and foot. After a co...  Read Full »

Dr. Kalpana Pathak

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From the description of lesions and pictures attached (attachment removed to proetct patient identity), there could be a few possibilities like eruptive psoriasis, lichen planus, pityriasis rosea, pityriasis lichenoides, etc. As you already have history of psoriasis, erup...  Read Full »

After I stopped Methotrexate and Exemptia, I develop dryness, skin rashes and joint pain. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 41-year-old male, an old case of ankylosing spondylitis and was on Methotrexate for 10 years, then switched over to injection Exemptia and after six month of injections, I started developing skin rashes and dryness and lost hairs on my both the legs only on the outer side. I ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Answer: HiWelcome to have seen the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity).I went through your case which is indeed a chronic one and has a lot of other manifestations in skin too. Ankylosing spondylitis is commonly associated with psoriasis and so other vasculitis which may pr...  Read Full »

What causes psoriasis?

Query: Hi doctor,I need a permanent cure for psoriasis. Kindly suggest a treatment to cure psoriasis permanently. What are the different types of treatment available? What causes psoriasis? What are the precautions to be taken to avoid its recurrence? Kindly suggest some ointments, hair lotion, shampoo, vi...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, welcome to icliniq. It's very sad to hear that you are having this skin issue since 3years, I can totally sense your frustration. Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease, with some genetic, environmental influence. If there is family history of psoriasis, then the chance of getting p...  Read Full »

What is the reason for recurring white spots on my genital area?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had white spots on my genital area for the past one year. They are not bumps but just spots. They do not itch or smell. They are only just visible. After applying a cream such as Beclomin for prolonged periods, it goes away but once I stop, it starts to appear again.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This seems to be related to some atypical skin lesions that respond well to Beclomin (Beclomethasone and Miconazole nitrate) (attachment removed to protect patient identity). These can or cannot be sexually transmitted disease-related symptoms. It depends on proper eval...  Read Full »

I have a skin infection at the joint of my left thumb that is round in shape with hard and dry skin. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor,I have an infection at the joint of my left thumb. It is round in shape with hard, dry skin over it. I cannot feel anything above it. On coming in contact with water, it absorbs the water, and the surface becomes white and soft to scrape. When I scrape the scales off with a razor blade,...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to After going through your description, I can think of three possibilities: 1. Warts - A contagious viral infection. 2. Callosity - Thickening of the skin due to constant pressure. 3. Psoriasis - A localized skin disease with bleeding on scrapings (Auspitz sign). I...  Read Full »

Despite taking medications, my scalp psoriasis has not been reduced and has spread to my back and knees. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from scalp psoriasis for the past four years. I have consulted many doctors but did not get good results. Initially, it appeared only on my scalp, but gradually it started spreading in the back, knee, etc., I have used many shampoos like Ketoconazole shampoo and some...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Psoriasis is a chronic immune-mediated skin disease. It may have a remitting and relapsing course. The treatment depends on the extent of body surface area (BSA) involved. Several topical and oral remedies availabl...  Read Full »

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