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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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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Why is my wound itching unbearably?

Query: Hello doctor, I got a grafting surgery on my chest for which a skin was removed partially from my leg. The problem is in my leg from where the skin was extracted. It has converted to an infection with small red bumps, pimple and unbearable itching. I am attaching the picture. It has been like this f...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In the picture, there is no infection seen (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Only post procedure pigmentation is there at present. You have itching due to healing. Any skin wound during healing cause bit itching. You continue taking Teczine 5 mg (Levocetir...  Read Full »

How to get my itching treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from itching in different parts of the body for the last three years. It increases during winter season, though it stays in summer season also. I had a past history of head dandruff, face itch and rashes, which was cured and relieved. At present, I am facing problem of i...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be suffering from atopic dermatitis. Do you suffer from any allergies? Is there any history of asthma in your family? Moisturizers, which are specially meant for such conditions and other medicines can be used. For example Aveeno or Cetaphil DAM lotion. I...  Read Full »

How to relieve severe pubic itching?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from severe itching near pubic area and the skin turned black. Previously, I had pubic lice issue, which was cured using Permethrin lotion. I am currently using Flucort-C cream, but it is not effective. Please suggest some medicine for it. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from tinea incognito (steroid masked fungal infection). Steroid¬†is contraindicated in fungal infection and you were using a steroid on it, so you have made the condition worse. Nevertheless, I suggest the following medications. Consult a specialist doct...  Read Full »

What could cause fluid-filled vesicles in feet with severe itching?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having an allergic reaction on both of my feet. It will start like fluid-filled vesicle, then it will get hardened and will start peeling off the skin. There is an excess of itching in that affected area. I had consulted a dermatologist and was told that it is contact dermatitis. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Very itchy rash over the feet with fluid-filled vesicular lesions is tinea pedis vesicular type. No response to steroids also confirms that. Contact dermatitis also mimics it and bilateral also gives suspicion of dermatitis but you did not respond to steroids. I can see...  Read Full »

Why does my skin allergy not heal fully and keeps itching?

Query: I have developed some skin allergy on my back and it itches a lot and sometimes uncontrollably. The allergy is fading but the burning and itching is still there. The affected skin area has got rough and it feels weird also. For the past year I have realized that all my wounds never recover fully ...  Read Full »


Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi this type of allergy is occurs in some genetic diseases .. during the healing process there is increased formation of some cells which release histamine chemical cause itching this is a very resistant condition but you try following treatment. I want to know since when you are having such sympt...  Read Full »

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