Scabies

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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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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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. Geeta Priyadarsini Kamminana

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Why are there tiny bumps in hand, finger and feet?

Query: Hi doctor, My son, who is 10 years old, is suffering from skin problem like a tiny bumps in hand, finger and lower part of feet. There is mild itching. The old eruption dries and disappear. There is no fluid sac in the new bumps. Earlier we applied Ascabiol lotion for 5 days and then started Permit...  Read Full »


Dr. Charu Bansal

Dermatologist, Cosmetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and seen the attached images also (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I understand your concern for your son. As per details, there are the following possibilities for your son's condition: 1) Scabies - It is characterized by ...  Read Full »

I have itchy skin rashes in private area. Please advise some medicine.

Query: Hi doctor, I am facing skin rashes in private spaces for three days and it is very itching and burning situation. Kindly advise me medicine. I am staying abroad for a project.  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Kakani

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Itching over the private area has multiple causes. The most common cause is a fungal infection which presents as red annular patches which keep on increasing or as redness with itching and burning with whitish deposition over the glans and foreskin. The second most co...  Read Full »

I am suffering from scabies for a week. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 40-year-old, suffering from scabies from a week. I have two kids, a wife, and a cat, and they keep on itching themselves continuously. Please suggest treatment.  Read Full »


Dr. Kakkar

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You may have acquired animal scabies. I would suggest a single whole-body application of 5 % Permethrin cream from the neck downwards to the whole body, kept overnight for eight hours, followed by bath the next day. An OTC oral antihistamine, e.g. Cetirizine 10 mg once...  Read Full »

Could scabies stay dormant for some time in hard and thick skin?

Query: Hello doctor,I contracted scabies from a hotel I stayed at over two months ago. Two nights later, I stayed with my partner at his place. I learned that symptoms can show as quickly as 1 to 3 days in cases of reinfestation and I immediately recognized the small red itchy dots that I began developing ...  Read Full »


Dr. Payal Chauhan

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. But it can mean that you do not have scabies and it is something else like papular urticaria or like that. Please send pictures of the affected area to help you better. Take care.  Read Full »

Why is there itching in wrists while sleeping?

Query: Hello doctor, I have itching especially during night while sleeping on the two wrists. When you touch, it is a little hard. It is not spreading across the body. On the left arm above the wrist, there is just one boil and on the right wrist, there are two boils. The right ones are itchy but not as m...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is going in favor of scabies. Use Permethrin 5 % lotion once weekly for two weeks. Tablet IV scab, 12 mg once weekly for three weeks. Tablet Teczin M twice daily for 25 days.  Read Full »

Why is my scrotum leathery and itchy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36 year old male. I had severe itching on my scrotum for the last one month or so. This issue first began before three years and has been on and off since then. I have tried several combinations of medicines, including Itraconazole, Terbinafine, Levocetirizine, etc., but only wit...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have just explained about your problem of severe itching in the scrotum. Do you have lesion or rashes or swelling of the skin or just itching? The treatment you are taking is for fungal. As you said you have itching on scrotum, fungal mainly involves groin area and...  Read Full »

Why do I have red itchy bumps on my ankle?

Query: Hello doctor, I have red itchy bumps on both legs and ankles. They keep recurring for months. I have attached the pictures for your reference. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query in detail and viewed the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and do understand your concern. Let me know whether the itching occurs predominantly at night? Any other family members or roommates are affected? ...  Read Full »

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