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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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Is the itching predominantly occurs at night? Is there any other member of your family affected?   Read Full »

I have bumps on my scrotum and penis head. What could it be?

Query: Hi doctor, Initially, I had bumps on my scrotum and now I got a few bumps on my penis head. I have attached the pictures for a better idea. First It was told that these may be cysts. And later it was told as Fordyce spots. Please give me a correct diagnosis. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to They are neither cyst nor Fordyce spots. Sexually transmitted disease can be a probability. But, for proper diagnosis I need to know the complete history that is the onset, progression and duration of lesion. Did you experience any whole body itching predominantly ...  Read Full »

What are the probabilities of having HIV and scabies together?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with scabies, and now I am worried my family also has it. The doctor has prescribed Permethrin cream 5%, Ketoconazole cream, Flutas 150 mg, and Levocetirizine. Are these tablets fine or should I add anything more? What should I do with the furniture and mobile phones? I ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Permethrin is fine, but Fluconazole and Ketoconazole have no role in scabies. Permethrin has to be applied two times, one week apart and every member of the family should apply it at the same time. Leave the furniture and mobile as it is, as transmission rarely occurs ...  Read Full »

What is the remedy for recurring scabies?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 39 years old, with a height of 6 feet and a weight of 190 lbs. I have recurring scabies for over a year, which is contagious.  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please send photographs of all the affected areas. Any history of hypertension or diabetes mellitus? Any other family members affected? Kindly share your detailed history of the onset and progression. Regards.  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

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 »

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is going in favor of scabies. Use Permethrin 5 % lotion once weekly for two weeks. Tablet Iverscab (Ivermectin), 12 mg once weekly for three weeks. Tablet Teczin M (Levocetirizine and Montelukast) twice daily for 25 days.  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 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 the hands and...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to HH Mite cream (Permethrin) is for scabies. Can you please send me the photograph of the lesion?   Read Full »

Why do I have constant itching between the fingers?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from an itching problem in between fingers of both hands. It is a kind of red rash. I am suffering with this since nine months. Please suggest some remedy. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to What is the complaint in it? Is there itching, pain, or burning? Does itching predominantly occur at night? Are abdomen and genitalia also affected?   Read Full »

I have whole body itching.Is it anything serious? Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27 year old male. I have an irregular sleeping pattern due to software job. I do not drink or smoke. Also my job is a very stressful job. I had whole body itching very rarely in the past 3 years, like once I take bath or suddenly during sleep. This never disturbed my lifestyle ...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are suffering from either scabies or urticaria. Since no other skin lesion is present this is going more in favour of scabies. Does any of your other colleagues suffering from itching? Does itching occur predominantly at night? Take the following med...  Read Full »

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