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 are the diagnostic tests for on and off itching and skin rashes?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is having on and off itching and rashes all over his body. The itching is more during the night. We did not consult any doctor due to lockdown. His current medications are tablet Plavix, Cardivas, Lipvas, Silodal, Cresar, Neurobion Forte, Zoryl-MV 2, Volix, and Human Mixtard ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your father has urticaria with scabies. It is challenging to evaluate further without a physical examination. Kindly answer me the following to help you better; 1) Do anyone else in your family has itching? 2) Do the rashes ...  Read Full »

Are my penile bumps and whole body itching related to scabies?

Query: Hello doctor, I have small bumps on my penis. And I started feeling itchy all over my body. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It looks like scabies, which is caused by a mite Sarcoptes scabei. It is characterized by lesions between fingers, genitals, and elsewhere with more itching during the night. It can spread by contact and clothes. ...  Read Full »

Does scabies spread through clothes and close contact?

Query: Hi doctor, I have itching and scars. The condition continues to grow. It appears to be worse at times. My mother and daughter also seem to have the same condition. I am taking Hydrocortisone and Clotrimazole. Here doctor told me it is an allergy due to a cat. I am attaching the pictures. Kindly giv...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It might be scabies. Can you please tell me which time of the day or night itching is more? Which body parts are affected more? Also, please send a picture of the affected area from a bit far away. Difficult to see in the attached pict...  Read Full »

Does itching that aggravates during night-time indicate scabies?

Query: Hi doctor,I had been treated for anxiety disorder before ten years. During that period, I used to get panic attacks and skin irritation, loss of sleep, acidity, etc. I remember the doctor also prescribed me the tablet Fluoxetine that might be given to treat skin irritation. Presently, I got a habit ...  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 1) Are you diabetic? 2) Is there any night aggravation of itching? 3) Are web spaces of fingers involved? 4) Do you have mite allergies? 5) History of Atopy? 6) Difficulty in breathing? 7) Do you feel restless? 8) Are you hypertensive? 9) Do you have thyroid der...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, My family suffers from something that causes us to itch. We were advised to use a cream for scabies or mites. But it did not help us. I think that it can be a yeast or fungus or even white piedra or trichomycoses. We have itching and some white pimple-like bumps all over our bodies. Ou...  Read Full »

Dr. Nasir

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your family members have similar symptoms at present. It indicates scabies. As you have tried using creams for scabies, I am willing to give oral medication to your family to have some relief. Wash all your clothes and sheets used on the bed every day. All of them h...  Read Full »

What are the commonly occurring lesions of the penis in childhood?

Query: Hi doctor,My son, aged 9 years, has a bump on his penis. This crusted bump developed about two months ago. It is painless, and there is no discharge of any type. It is dry, rarely itchy, and looks like a hard wax. No mass is present under the skin, and the skin is raised. He has no previous history ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Crusted lesion (of short duration) over the penis in childhood can be due to, 1. Frictional dermatitis. 2. Allergy. 3. Scabies. In some conditions where there is heaping up of dead skin, it causes this scaly lesion. I suggest the following methods to take care of it...  Read Full »

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

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

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33-year-old female. I am 4'11 inches in height and 57.7 kg in weight. I have skin rashes almost all over my body, particularly on my arms, abdomen, and legs. It started about three weeks ago. They are very itchy, and I took anti-histamine medicines. I used topical ointment as we...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The itchy rash does occur due to a variety of reasons. Please tell me when you have them. How and from where they started. Does any other contact of yours have such lesions? A clear photo of all different lesions helps a lot. Whatever description I gathered and the m...  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

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

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 »

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