Severe Itching

The cause of itching, otherwise called pruritis, can be challenging to diagnose and treat, as sometimes it is a sign of a serious underlying condition. The common causes include dry skin, eczema, allergic reaction, hives, insect bite, etc. Treating the underlying disease usually treats severe itching.

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Do itching attacks resolve by taking Chloropyramine and Levocetirizine?

Query: Hi doctor, I have itching attacks and Chloropyramine helped me a lot. I tried using Levocetirizine 5 mg but it failed to work for some hours. Some studies suggest that using a double dose can fix the issue. Do I need to take two pills of it every day one in the morning and one in the evening? Or ca...  Read Full »

Dr. Jebin Abraham

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Allergy Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can try using Desloratadine 5 mg once daily and it is more effective in urticaria. It is usually less sedative when compared to Chloropyramine.   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 »

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 »

Kindly suggest a medicine for the skin rashes present in the thighs.

Query: Hello Doctor, I am a 45 year old Male. 1.I have got dry skin patches adjacent to both the nostrils adjacent to moustache , which itches slightly but rarely.Also it has become whitish in colour. 2.I have got severe itching and skin rash in the inner regions of both the thighs adjacent to genitals. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Diabetic? Fungal infection in past? Recurrent episode? Annular ring like inflammatory lesions with elevated margins? Spreading lesions? Excess Scratching and rubbing of lesion? Excess sweating? Tight clothes? ATTACH PICTURE of lesion for confirmation of diagnosis.  Read Full »

What is your advice for a small itchy area in the buttock?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a small round area in the buttock that is causing itching. I had a similar itching area two to three times last month, and it was cured by applying Dermikem OC Max cream. I find today there is another itching area, and the photo is attached. These are some queries in this reg...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do you have any other family members affected? I am looking forward to your response to help you. Regards.  Read Full »

What is the reason for color change in buttocks with severe itching?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a skin problem on my buttocks for the past four years. Due to this severe itching sensation, my skin on the buttocks became black. Please help me get rid of this disease and get back my original color of skin. Kindly suggest me some medicines. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not worry; I will help you with your concern. From your history, it seems that you have a fungal infection. But I need to see these rashes so I can confirm the diagnosis. Also, I need to know your age to decide the dose and suggest your treatment accordingly. Kin...  Read Full »

Can swimming be the reason for bleeding rashes on legs?

Query: Hello doctor, I have itching in the legs, which resulted in some bleeding due to scratching, I believe. As a background, I swim five times a week and have been taking showers every time I stepped out of the house during this pandemic situation. I have attached the pictures.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your query and examined your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems you have developed scabies. Do you have itch more during night hours? Any other family member do have the same? Any other body parts involved?  Read Full »

Can insect bite and sweat allergy cause itching and red spots on the skin?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother-in-law, 67 years old, had severe itching and irritation last week. Suddenly itching started in the middle of the night, probably due to some insect bite she feels. Then the next day, the itching became severe, and these red spots developed. We consulted a general doctor who pre...  Read Full »

Dr. B. T. Priya


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please send me some more pictures with long and closeup shots. To know which part of the body is affected, and where all other lesions are there. Does she have diabetes? Is she taking any medication?   Read Full »

How to treat Fluconazole allergy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having an allergic reaction (hives) to Fluconazole. What can be done to reverse the side effect of this medication? I already went to the doctor over five times in the last three weeks. This is going on for four weeks. All the doctor does is give me itching medication. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It can be a reaction to Fluconazole, but we should rule out other causes as well. As you mentioned that you are not responding to itching medicines like antihistaminics, you need to be started on steroids like Prednisolone. But before starting steroids, I suggest yo...  Read Full »

Why is Itch Guard not helping the dry, itchy, and flaky patches in the groin?

Query: Hi doctor i have itching problem in groin for past 3 weeks i applied itch guard but it doesn't work and areas were became black please help me  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Excess Scratching and rubbing of lesion ? Intense itching ? Dry flaky areas? Excess sweating? Tight inners? Razor use? Moist/wet body areas? Extent of involvement? widespread? Since when it appeared? previous treatment details? Stop itch guard,it worsens lesions. Answer the questions for det...  Read Full »

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