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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I had intercourse with a sex worker 40 days ago and started developing itching, burning anus, sores in the mouth and foreskin. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have the below symptoms: My entire body itched for the last five days. First three days, there was more itching, then on the fourth day, it reduced little, reduced more on the fifth day. Still mild itchy is there but no rashes. I feel like my anus has been burning and sometimes itch...  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query, and I am sorry for such discomfort. All these symptoms are tough to put under one diagnosis. So I need more detail about it. However, I will try to explain each symptom and find any common thread between them. Generalized body itching for five d...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest an effective solution for granuloma annulare.

Query: Hi doctor, I consulted a doctor, and he told me I am suffering from dermatographic urticaria. A biopsy was performed on my hand then I learned that my chronic hand rash is granuloma annulare (GA). I have severe itching at the site where GA shows up. I have been suffering for many years with it. It w...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through the photographs (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Well, granuloma annulare is a self-limiting and symptomless condition. Your biopsy has suggested it to be a case of granuloma annulare. Intense itching along with purplish plaqu...  Read Full »

What should I apply for anal itching?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel very itchy around the anus. It feels like I need to press around the periphery for it to stop. There is no pain, just irritation. I have had hemorrhoids once before, but this is not the same. I do not feel any pimples or problems in opening bowel. I tried Glyvenol cream for a f...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammad Aamir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should apply Calamine lotion at the place where it is itching thrice a day for a week and take tablet Loratadine 10 mg once a day for a week. I would like to review after a week and please send me the picture of it. Revert back with the photographs to 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 icliniq.com. 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 b...  Read Full »

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 twic...  Read Full »

Why do I get small bubbles over skin accompanied by severe itching?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having small bubbles over my skin since the past three to four months. They come and go in an hour but there is severe itching in that period of time. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Kalpana Pathak

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the description provided, it seems that you are having urticaria. Urticaria is characterized by red itchy elevated lesions that disappear in a few hours. Right now you may take an oral antihistamine like Cetirizine to help these lesions resolve and give you respi...  Read Full »

How to cure the itching and color change in my buttocks for the past four years?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a skin problem on my buttocks since 4 years. Due to this severe itching sensation was there and also my skin on the buttocks became black. Please help me to get rid of this disease and get back my original color of skin. Kindly suggest me some medicine. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Chaitra. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the details (attachments removed to protect patient identity) provided by you. You seem to have a fungal infection of skin called tinea cruris. It is commonly called as ringworm. Due to inappropriate treatment it might have spread extensively. ...  Read Full »

I am having constant itching, stomach pain, joint aches, and constipation. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been to many doctor's over the years, and I did not get any help. My skin is constantly itching, I have stomach pain (mostly dull sharp pain during movement), my joints aches, and I am constipated. I only go once a week, maybe. My stomach feels like something is moving, like a baby...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, the rashes are real and not delusional. You were right. There is much reason for these rashes like, Atopy - Tendency to develop allergies. Seborrheic dermatitis - An skin condition caused by inflammation of the sebum-producing glands in the skin. ...  Read Full »

I have itching only on the penis and surrounding areas. Kindly suggest a cure.

Query: Hi doctor,I am having an allergy for the last two weeks. This allergy only affects the penis and surrounding areas. Sometimes I have more allergies and creates a feeling like I have to cut this part of the body. When the body is dry, there are more allergies. Please tell me a cure for this disease.   Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It looks like you have got scabies, a condition caused by a mite. It cannot be seen by naked eyes, but only under the microscope. Symptoms include intense itching, which worsens at night, and bumps are seen all over but more prominent b...  Read Full »

Why do I have itching all over my body for the last one and a half years?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 49 years old. For the last one and a half years, I have been suffering from itching all over my body, especially in my hands and feet. When it was very itchy, I used to take Prog 1O. Then it did not itch for a few days and started again after a while.  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You did not mention that if there are any skin lesions anywhere on the body. The investigation attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) does not show any significant abnormalities. Anyone else in you...  Read Full »

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