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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I have a skin disease with itching in hands and legs with hair fall problem. Give me advice and details related to the disease.

Query: Dear Doctor, I have skin disease with itching in hands and legs along with heavy hair fall problem. I have attached my medical report and prescription (attachment removed to protect privacy). Give me advice and details related to the disease. Also I need more details about the prescription.  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your biopsy shows hansen's disease or leprosy in common language. To help you better, I need a few photos of the lesion and few more details. Also kindly answer the following questions: Do you have any dry hypopigmented patch anywhere on the body? Do you have any tingling...  Read Full »

Is vitamin E the right treatment for polymorphous light eruptions?

Query: Hello doctor, I have self-diagnosed myself with polymorphous light eruptions, and I know that sounds annoying to someone who has dedicated their entire career to skin care. But every time I am at the beach in extreme sunlight, around day 2 or 3, I start developing a bumpy and itchy rash. After much ...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvina Attavar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Vitamin E is a potent free radical scavenger and antioxidant. Free radicals are reduced oxygen elements, which are responsible for skin damage and photoaging. Vitamin E protects the skin from effects of acute and chronic sun exposure. However, vitamin E alone is not eff...  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 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 does my skin allergy not heal fully and keeps itching?

Query: Hi doctor,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 are 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 rec...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This type of allergy 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 the following treatment. I want to know when you...  Read Full »

Why do I have black patches on the periphery of my feet?

Query: Hi doctor, I have skin allergy on feet. Black patches on periphery of feet. Lack of moisture in those areas causing wide open cracks and even the flesh are exposed outside. I have attached the pictures for your reference. Kindly guide. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Rashmi Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Is the lesion present on both the feet? Do you have any itchy lesion anywhere else in the body? How long have you had it? Judging by the photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and the limited history, I have come to the following conclusi...  Read Full »

When will one get black papule that itches along with hair loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old doctor. I have a black papule on my forehead since 1.5 years and that is associated with itching. It got subsided four to six months after using Mometasone and multivitamins, but has reappeared then. It first appeared just below hairline and spread to contiguous areas ...  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have reviewed the attached photographs (attachments removed to protect patient identity). You are having lichen planus. It is a chronic disease of the skin due to immune dysfunction. I would recommend you to apply Mometasone furoate cream on the affected areas...  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 equal ratio and apply over the affected area twice daily for two weeks. Take tablet Levocetirizine 5 mg...  Read Full »

The white spots on my skin are spreading fast. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have some small white spots on my skin of the legs, from the past two years. I was taking homeopathic medicines for it. From the past six to seven months, some new patches are coming on my face. These spots are spreading fast, and it has become a serious issue. Kindly suggest some quick...  Read Full »

Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is vitiligo and since new patches are appearing it is called unstable vitiligo. How many patches are there over your body other than your neck? I suggest you try using the following: Tacrolimus 0.1 % ointment once a day. Melgain or Melbild lotion (Deca Peptide)...  Read Full »

I have 12 warts on my scrotum that have darkened over time. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have about 12 warts on my scrotum that have not gone away for three years. Because of the length of time they have been there, it seems that they could only be molluscum or HPV. They vary in size from small dots to clusters of slightly larger dots. They have darkened over time, do n...  Read Full »

Dr. Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have noted your concern. I request you to kindly upload a few clear images of the affected area so that I can have a look and guide you further. Revert with more information to a dermatologist online -->  Read Full »

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