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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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 »

I have small, round and itchy growth on shaft. What is it?

Query: Hi doctor, This is really nerve racking but I noticed these growth on my shaft (fold area) that are very small and round. They tend to itch quite often especially when touched. I can attach an picture.  Read Full »


Dr. Hari Hara Sudhan

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I see that the growth over the shaft of your penis has been disconcerting to you. It has a scabies look, which is caused by a small mite. For confirming the diagnosis, I need to know how long are you having this? Do you have itching over any other area in your body? Do ...  Read Full »

What Can Cause Sudden Tingling And Itchy Sensation?

Query: Hi doctor, Two months ago I started feeling tingling and itching sensation between my thighs and then up to my chest. I just took the most painful shower ever (warm water). It stung and I wanted to scratch my skin off. At first there was nothing visible, just itching, now you can see red dots here...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a case of folliculitis, probably fungal or bacterial in nature. Apply Mupirocin ointment, twice daily. For further information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

Which Ayurveda medicine can be used for ringworm infection in the groin?

Query: Hello doctor, I have chronic fungal ringworm infection in the groin region. Please suggest some Ayurveda medicine.  Read Full »


Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ringworm is a skin disease fungal infection. Mostly occurs in wetty areas. Its common symptoms are red skin rash that forms a ring-like structure. That is the area with itching and dryness.  Read Full »

I have itchy blisters over the sides of fingers and palms. Suggest me a cure.

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old female, and I do not know what is happening with my body. I have itchy blisters on my five fingers, and my entire body feels very itchy.  Read Full »


Dr. Kalpana Pathak

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Though the description of your query is a bit brief and vague, I could think of two possibilities in your case. Pompholyx - where one gets very tiny itchy blisters over the sides of fingers and palms. It requires taking oral antiallergic drugs like Cetirizine along w...  Read Full »

Why are there pimples on my penis and testicles?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a small pimple on the penis and testicles for the past six years. I consulted a doctor a long time ago. The doctor told me that it is normal. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Andrologist, General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If it is small and if it is not causing pain or any other symptoms, then there is no need to worry. Please send the images of it to guide you further.  Read Full »

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