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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Allergy on the head part of my penis and inner skin of my penis.

Query: Hi, I am a 26 year old male. I am having some allergy on the head part of my penis and the inner skin of my penis. Consulted a local doctor. The doctors are saying that, it is just an¬†allergy and giving some tablets and ointments. But it is not recovering. Give me your advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Kalpana Pathak

Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing to us. There could be many causes for such lesions like fungal infection (candidal balanoposthitis), lichen planus, irritant dermatitis, and etc. Candidal BP is the most common cause amongst all. So right now, I would advise you that, wash the area with lukewarm water twice in...  Read Full »

After waxing, I developed pimples on my back that spread in huge numbers. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have never experienced any pimples on my back, but after getting my first-time wax (honey wax) on the first day, I started having rashes, and it is present for over a month, and there are so many pimples on my back they are very itchy. I do not know of my medical condition. I did my full...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. After going through the history provided by your end, back acne or back folliculitis is caused due to inflammatory response of the skin around the hair follicles caused due to bacterial contamination or infection, most often from triggering o...  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

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 you v...  Read Full »

How to relieve severe pubic itching?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from severe itching near the 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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 docto...  Read Full »

I am suffering from severe itching that started with a rash around the arm and chest area along with fluid-filled blisters. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from severe itching that started with a rash around the arm and chest area. Currently, fluid filled blisters are developing. Also, I do not have allergies to any food or medicines.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query, Kindly answer the questions below in detail. Do you have any history of Herpes. Burning. Tingling sensation. Fever. Oozing. Painful blisters. I suggest you to apply Mupirocin cream twice daily for ten days. Thank you.  Read Full »

I have had itching on both sides of my thigh that causes redness and bleeding. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had high itching on both sides of my thigh for one year. The itching causes redness and bleeding. It is also present in my stomach and my skin has become black and red. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The condition is known as Tinea corporis or cruris, or dermatophytosis. It is a type of superficial skin infection. It can affect the groin, buttocks, or any skin area along with nails too. Here it seems you also have a secondary bacterial i...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing increased itchiness on my gonads for the past week with premature ejaculation. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been facing itchiness on my balls with higher frequency for the past week. Further, I face premature ejaculation or ejaculation within 30 seconds. This has been present for the past three years. I had a habit of masturbation earlier in the past. But I overcame this, and it is for q...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern about your symptoms. There are many reasons for premature ejaculation: Stressful work, night duties, and 24-hour jobs. Diabetes, hypertension, and thyroid issues have an effect on premature ejaculation. Keeping your blood sugar, blood...  Read Full »

I experience itching in my fingers, arms, belly, and vaginal region because of a skin condition. How can I overcome it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a skin condition, but I am really not sure what it is. My fingers have itchy skin, and I just noticed it last month. I have never had it before. I am unsure of how to get rid of it. I also have it on my arms, belly, and vaginal region, however, I am not certain whether they are...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. You are suffering from scabies, it is a disease caused by a mite. Please take the following medication and revert back to me. Apply Permethrin lotion, once weekly for two weeks. Take tablet Ivermectin 12 mg, onc...  Read Full »

I have severe itching in my inner thigh and around my penis. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My skin in the inner thigh section around my penis and inner thighs is very bad, I have been scratching it for almost two months as I face severe itching sensation there, but now the entire area is so black and ugly. The skin is dead, and I also had ringworm around the area three years...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the information provided on your end, and I understand your concern. The rashes, as per the history provided, may be Tinea cruris or fungal infection on the areas which are closed and unexposed. Which usually forms due to stagnation of moisture an...  Read Full »

What causes the entire body to itch during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am pregnant, and my entire body is itching. What could be the reason? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Gowrimeena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If there is itching alone (especially involving palms and soles) without any skin rashes, it could be a condition called obstetric cholestasis. In obstetric cholestasis, the liver is unable to send out the waste product called bile acids, and they accumulate in the blo...  Read Full »

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