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Skin Diseases

Various infections and conditions can affect the skin and result in skin diseases. The common skin diseases are acne, cold sore, hives, blisters, actinic keratosis, rosacea, cancers, measles, psoriasis, and eczema.

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My 60-year-old mother has had a black mole on her left cheek for six years without any symptoms. Should I be worried?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom, who is now 60-year-old has a black mole kind of mark on her left cheek. It was there even six years before, but it was less noticeable. She does not have any itching or pain, or bleeding on the mole, and the mole remained almost the same size. But there may be a slight increase i...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is a seborrheic keratosis. It is a benign epidermal growth that can be removed with a cautery if desired. Treatment is done only for cosmetic reasons. Take care.  Read Full »

I have had a tiny bleeding spot on my face for the past few days. How do I manage it?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had a tiny spot on my face that has been bleeding easily for the past few days. If I forget about it and slightly scratch my face, it starts bleeding a lot. The bleeding stops when applying pressure for about one minute.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It looks like pyogenic granuloma, a condition that presents as a friable red papular lesion. Usually, solitary and trivial trauma can lead to this. The lesions are bright red and bleed profusely with trauma or scratching as there is the prolif...  Read Full »

I have been taking medications for my seborrheic dermatitis for 20 years, but still, it has spread to my nose and forehead. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had seborrhoeic dermatitis for the past 20 years, I am 35 years old. Now mainly, it is affecting my nose and forehead. I have extremely sensitive skin. I cannot use any cleansers (just plain water), and I only use a tiny bit of medicated dandruff shampoo every second day, as even t...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It seems you have seborrheic dermatitis. Seborrheic dermatitis is a papulosquamous disorder that involves mainly sebum-rich areas of the body like the scalp, face (postauricular areas, eyebrows, side of nose, chin), and trunk. It is intermittent and have active phases ...  Read Full »

I have a white patch on one side corner of my mouth. What could it be?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a powdery residue coming from the corner of one side of my mouth. First, it looked like a white dot, now it looks bigger and whiter, and it is still not going away. What could it be? Is something from the sun affects my skin or allergy?  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Is it a patch or powder-like substance? Since when are you having this? Any complaints about that? Kindly send the photo if possible.  Read Full »

I have been suffering from allergies for the past four days. But I have not observed any changes despite taking the medications. So what could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from allergies for the past four days. I have been using Keto 4S cream thrice daily, Candiforce 200 mg once every two days after food, and Levocetirizine daily at night after dinner. Even after taking these medications, I have not observed any changes. Kindly help...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I reviewed your history and image (attachment removed to protect patient's identity). The most likely possibility of the skin condition is post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, also presented as lichen planus. Unfortunately, the history provi...  Read Full »

Does a long-standing skin lesion indicate skin cancer?

Query: Hi doctor,My daughter is very pale with blond hair and light grey eyes. She does not get any tan. She has a skin lesion on her chest, which developed over the last ten months. She also has swollen lymph nodes in her neck. What do you think this can be? She has no pain or itching, and the lesion is j...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand the concern. After seeing the photograph (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), I can give you some differentials, and you will still need a biopsy finally to rule out or confirm it. The differential, in this case, can be angiokeratoma and...  Read Full »

Why is there redness on cheeks?

Query: Hello doctor, I have redness on my cheeks that is not acne. I have used Sodium Sulfacetamide as a wash and Benzoyl Peroxide gel which just seem to worsen the condition. I have struggled with this issue and cannot seem to find a solution.  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the photo, it seems like rosacea (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is a common skin disease characterized by a tendency to blush or flush more easily than other people. Treatment consists of preventing the aggravation of symptoms. This is poss...  Read Full »

What to do for skin itching problem in a diabetic patient?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother has itching and scratching for the past three months. She is 85 years old with a controlled diabetic. For now, she is applying Polysporin ointment and Benadryl 25 mg. She gets better for a while, and she gets it again. I am attaching the picture. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Yeshwanth Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like prurigo simplex. Apply Mometasone cream. Mix it with coconut oil in an equal ratio and apply over the affected area twice daily for two weeks. Take tablet Levocetirizine 5 m...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from dead skin and a tiny scab without pain and itching. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, This was the first time I discovered it, and there was dead skin and a tiny scab. I do not know what was there before this happened. There was no pain, and itching. And a few weeks later, I found these lesions again. It was the same. The last photos were taken under a microscope at hom...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have reviewed your attached images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), it shows only scaly scar kind of thing. It is very difficult to comment without seeing the original lesion. It could be psoriasis lesions or it cou...  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 »

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