The infestation of the skin with mites called Sarcoptes scabiei is called scabies. If left untreated, these mites live and multiply on the skin by burrowing the eggs into the skin. It results in skin rashes, which itch intensely.

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Why do I have itchy red blisters all around my body?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old male. I am suffering from some red blisters all around my body, which are very itchy. This also spreads in my groin area and in the penile shaft. It is very itchy. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Is the itching predominantly occurs at night? Is there any other member of your family affected? Revert back with the answers to the above questions to a dermatologist online -->  Read Full »

How to get rid of itchy skin rashes present all over the body?

Query: Hi. female, 33 years old. I'm 4'11 in height and 57.7kg in weight. I have skin rashes almost all over my body, particulary on my arms, abdomen and legs. It started about 3 weeks ago. They're very itchy. I took anti-histamine medicines. I used topical ointment as well but they didn't work. I used ant...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap


Answer: hi itchy rash do occur due to variety of reasons. plz tell me since when you are having them. how and from where they started. is any other contact of yours having such lesions. a clear photo of all different lesions helps a lot. what ever description I gathered and medication you used and the resp...  Read Full »

What to do for itchy scrotum with pimples on it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having intense itching on my scrotum and penis and along the sides of thighs and also some hard pimples are there on my scrotum. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Aditi Dhanta


Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per your history, there are two possibilities either you have scabies or fungal infection, and treatment of both are different. Before deciding the treatment I advise you to send me a photograph of the affected area.  Read Full »

How is itchy rashes at bottom of ears related to HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I had protected sex with a woman. After a few days, I had an itch at the bottom of one of my ears. After 12 days, I done an HIV RNA PCR test and it was negative. After a few days, I had a wart-like bump in the shaft of my penis and body itching. Then after 60 days, I have done HIV duo...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the case. In my opinion, if you have no contact history for almost a year then there is no need to repeat all the tests. But first, you need detailed physical examination because there are different types of itchy red bumps and some of these are lin...  Read Full »

Please suggest the best medicine for itching.

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a tough time with my skin infection. It is being around two months since I got affected by that. I am having the hives of dark reddish in color in specific areas like on the penis point and on the buttock. It is so itchy and the whole body is getting so itchy like on hands and...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to HH Mite cream (Permethrin) is for scabies. Can you please send me the photograph of the lesion? Revert back with the photographs to a dermatologist online -->  Read Full »

Are itching and infection in private area be symptoms of scabies?

Query: Hello doctor, I have itching and infection in my private area for the past one month. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Any other area affected? Any history of diabetes mellitus? Hypertension? Thyroid disorder? Any family history of disease? Is itching occurs predominantly at night? Looking forward to your response in order to help you.  Read Full »

Will drinking garlic water help with pimples on penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a few medium-sized pimples on my penis. It was only one pimple a few days ago but now it has grown to four. I have started drinking garlic water after watching few suggestions on youtube.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvina Attavar

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to your description, there are multiple things that could present as such. It could be molluscum contagiosum, genital warts, or herpes. Sometimes even physiologic changes such as pearly penile papules can also present like this. If you are sexually active it...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for recurrent pimples in underarm area in a small kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 1.3 years old. She weighs about 11 kg. She is having pimple type nearby under arm area at the right-hand side. It is newly grown and old ones are blackened and healed.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please get the child evaluated for scabies. The child may need to be started on Permethrin. Please get the child evaluated physically by a pediatrician in order to assess and start Permethrin.  Read Full »

Why do my arms and legs itch?

Query: Hi doctor, My arms and legs have started itching very badly from last three to four days. First I thought it is happening due to not applying moisturizer after swimming. Now, I am applying all kinds of moisturizer and oils, but no effect. It is not dry but very itchy. When I stretch my arms or legs,...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From your descriptions it seems that you are suffering from scabies (swimming pool induced). If you can send some pictures, it will be helpful for me in management part. Scabies is an intensely pruritic skin infestation caused by the mite. The diagnosis of scabie...  Read Full »

I have body shivering with rashes on my hands and legs. What is it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old male. I have rashes over hands and legs. They are not red rashes, but more like insect bites. I also have swelling especially on the feet. My doctor has prescribed Benadryl anti-allergy tablet. I am also experiencing shivering when body is feeling hot. What am I lookin...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per the query quoted it appears to be a case of fever with rash the etiology of which is vast. It can be infective, allergic, immunological, drug induced, etc. You need to be specific with details like onset, duration, progression, nature of the rash, whether ...  Read Full »

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