I am a 20-year-old female. I have many hard skin patches majorly in exposed areas like hands and feet. They started around when I was 10 years old. I have consulted many doctors in the past, and all of them have different opinions like some would say it is an allergic reaction or it is a mosquito bite allergy and also deficiency of vitamin E. After any mosquito bites, it really urges to scratch, and I tend to scratch a lot and due to some reason I do also pluck my skin. Also, I have sensitive skin. I can also send you a photo of these patches.
I am looking forward to your reply. Currently, I apply Mometasone furoate cream on the affected area.
Welcome to icliniq.com.
It indeed looks like an insect bite hypersensitivity reaction, also known as papular urticaria (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The best way to manage this is protection from insect and mosquito bite. Use repellents, or liquid mosquito vaporizers, or full sleeve clothes and mosquito nets, etc.
As this is not always possible, you need to take medications also. Continue using Mometasone furoate cream and take these tablets. Kindly consult your doctor to discuss the suggestion and take the treatment with consent.
1. Tablet Dapsone 100 mg once a day.
2. Tablet Teczine M 10 mg (Levocetirizine, Montelukast) once at night.
Get G6PD test (glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase) done before starting Dapsone once.
Was this answer helpful?|
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 48-year-old female. I am 5'11" and I weigh 145 lbs. I have been generally healthy my whole life other than some minor chronic conditions (IBS, sinusitis). I had a hysterectomy two years back and appendectomy four years back. I was recently diagnosed with a sliding hiatal hernia... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My dad is 65 years old and has lesions on his back. I have attached images for your reference. What could these be? He has a normal liver function test although his abdominal ultrasound shows fatty liver grade 2. He also has a normal lipid profile. Read Full »
Article Overview: Eosinophilia or a rise in the eosinophil count can occur due to allergy or skin infection, or due to HIV infection or cancer. Read the article to know more. Read Article
Eosinophilia Definition Eosinophilia is said to be present when the absolute eosinophil count is more than 400/cmm (some books mention eosinophilia when the absolute count is more than 500/cmm). Etiology: I will describe in brief the causes of eosinophilia so that it will help in detecting the und... Read Article
Ask your health query to a doctor online?Ask a Dermatologist Now