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 am I having intense itching, which worsens at night, and there are bumps seen all over the body?

Query: Hi doctor, I have redness and bumps in multiple places on my body, on both legs, on my hips, under my hands where you put deodorant, on my buttocks. It can get really itchy sometimes, and it has been there for almost ten days now. I tried using Hydrocortisone cream a few days ago but did not see mu...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Meena

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It looks like you have got scabies, a condition caused by a mite. It cannot be seen by naked eyes, only under the microscope. Symptoms include intense itching, which worsens at night, and bumps are seen all over but more prominent between ...  Read Full »

How can I lower my high triglycerides level?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 54-year-old male. I am approximately 20 pounds overweight due to COVID-19 stress. I went to my physician, and my blood pressure was 120/80, and all other lab tests were normal except for triglycerides at 667. I am not on any medications typically for hypertriglyceridemia. I was no...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from obesity, and your recent lipid profile has shown that your triglycerides level are 667 that is very above normal. According to your lipids profile test and re...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a treatment option for intense itching and red rashes.

Query: Hi doctor,I am asking questions on behalf of my friend. She has a skin condition. It seems to be a kind of eczema with itching. She has red rashes on her body. Mostly it is present on her legs and genitals.   Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please mention whether your friend has a history of mite allergies. Please mention whether she has excess scratching and rubbing of the lesions. Please mention whether she has spreading margins and it involves the web spaces of the fingers. Please mention whether she ha...  Read Full »

How to get rid of scabies?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from scabies. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini V Swamy


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Scabies is a contagious skin condition. Treatment for scabies is Permethrin cream. Can you please provide more information, and if possible, send a picture of the rash? Have you been diagnosed to have scabies by a doctor? Are you on any treatment for that? When do you ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of non-itchy red spots on hips, abdomen, and arms?

Query: Hello doctor,I have some red spots on my hips, lower abdomen, left arm (smaller), and a single large spot on my left leg. They have been there for a long time (months), and they do not seem to go away. I tried to apply a Fluticasone propionate 0.05% cream twice a day for one week, but it did not hav...  Read Full »

Dr. Abdel Hakam Soliman

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Is there anyone else in your family affected by the same?  Read Full »

How to confirm whether my itchy rash is scabies?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a skin rash and it is very itchy. Exactly eight days back, I had two or three red dots on the chest. I approached the GP. She was not sure since there were only two dots but approximated it could be scabies and advised me to use Lyclear scabies cream (Permethrin 5%). But it see...  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Does itching aggravate at night? Does web spaces of fingers involved? Do you have similar complaints from family members? Will you scratch or rub the lesion? Use Permite 5 percent cream at night on day 1 and day 7. Apply all over the body below the neck. Use Permi...  Read Full »

My overall family suffers with scabies. Please suggest scabies medicine for my family.

Query: So for a little while now my family has had something causing us to itch. At one point we were prescribed a cream for scabies/mites but that didn’t work. I think it may be yeast or a fungus, or maybe even white piedra or trichomycoses. We all itch p, and have little white pimple like bumps all...  Read Full »

Dr. Nasir

Pain Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Good day to you from what you are describing , if the similar symptoms are present in all of the family it might most probably be scabies. but since you have already tried creams for scabies with no improvement it I would like to prescribe and oral medication that has to be used by all of your fam...  Read Full »

What could cause pricking and itching sensation on the legs of a diabetic patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a severe pricking sensation between my toenails. I also have an itching sensation radiating up to my leg. Almost I feel like something is crawling up. I have been on oral anti-fungal Terbinafine for two months and also applying a topical anti-fungal. I see no changes in my symp...  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern, and from your history, it looks like you could be having, 1. Fungal infection, which is having delayed healing due to prolonged uncontrolled sugar levels. 2. Scabies, which are unlocked as inter-toes, are the only sites with other t...  Read Full »

Why is there a red spot on the head of my penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a red spot on the head of my penis. I wanted to know if somebody can help me figure out what it is and how to cure it?  Read Full »

Dr. Abdel Hakam Soliman

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please send me close and focused photos of the affected area to facilitate its evaluation.  Read Full »

How do I get rid of my back acne?

Query: Hello doctor, I have back acnes for the past five years. I did not take any medicines because it does not bother me. How to get rid of it? Can it spread from others?  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do you scratch or rub the lesion often? Do you have a pus-filled lesion or mite allergies? Does itching aggravate during the night? Are there any similar episodes in any of your family members? Please attach the picture of the lesion to confirm the diagnosis.  Read Full »

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