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Skin Disorder

Most skin disorders present with skin lesions like redness, lumps, rash, eruptions, peeling, scales, itching, discoloration, dryness, etc. Sun exposure, autoimmune disorders, diabetes, allergic reactions, microbial infection, and medications increase one's risk of developing a skin disorder. Various skin disorders include psoriasis, lupus, sunburn, vitiligo, eczema, rosacea, pemphigoid, melasma, acanthosis nigricans, etc.

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Can shaving my bikini area make it rough, itchy, and painful?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been waxing for ten years, and I have no skin reactions. But the last couple of months, I could not wax, so I shaved. And my bikini line has changed drastically. It has become itchy, rough, and painful. I have no discharge. I was given antifungal cream Fucidin, and nothing se...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It could be a razor rash that got infected and formed cellulitis due to the hair follicles getting infected, causing pain and inflammation. Would you please send a picture of the lesion for a better opinion and suggestion on treatment?  Read Full »

There is a zit on my tongue. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am 49 years old and have this white pimple kind of thing on my tongue (left side) since quite some time (more than two months). It is not causing me any symptoms or any discomfort. I also have not noticed any increase in size or any other changes. I do not drink, smoke or use tobacco. Ho...  Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the proper detailed history and the appropriate clinical picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Since you are not a tobacco or alcohol user the chance of oral cancer is ruled out. Now a few types or differential diagnosis are left. Lie bum...  Read Full »

I have some have depigmented patches. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing some unusual skin changes over the past two months, and I am concerned it might be something serious. I have noticed depigmented patches on my skin, especially over my hands and arms. Can it spread to my face? Also, I am eager to understand what kinds of treatm...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I have gone through your query, and I do understand your concern. Depigmentation of the skin can be due to multiple reasons, including: Previtiligo or vitiligo: This is an auto-immune condition. This means one's body cells are being ...  Read Full »

I have a sensitive skin. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old female with sensitive skin, and I am dedicated to addressing my skin concerns to enhance its health, comfort, and appearance. I would greatly appreciate your expertise and guidance on this matter. Could you provide more information about sensitive skin, its causes, and...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Here is a suggested skincare routine for the next few weeks: 1. In the morning, cleanse your face with any branded cleanser. Repeat this routine for 20 days. 2. After cleansing, apply a non-greasy moisturizer. Continue this...  Read Full »

What causes two circular rashes on my arm?

Query: Hello doctor, I have two circular rashes on my arm across my elbow, such that when I close my elbow, the rashes touch. They are red with a brighter spot in the center. I noticed them two days ago, and they have gotten a bit bigger and redder since then. Each is about 2" in diameter. They are slightl...  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw the image attached by you (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). This looks like an insect bite reaction or a blister beetle dermatitis. I suggest you start applying Mometasone furoate ointment twice daily over the problem area for five days. C...  Read Full »

What causes red, raised, scaly, and non-itchy rashes all over the body?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had skin rash all over my body except my face, neck, palm, and sole for four months. The rashes appear as a raised red nodule of 1 to 3 mm in size initially and slowly go flat and scaly. It is non-itchy but can be easily felt on touch. I initially thought it is due to my soap, and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. As you have attached only a single picture, it is difficult to diagnose (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). It is always better to examine multiple lesions. I guess you might have an inflammatory skin condition called...  Read Full »

Why is the color of skin under breast weird?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old. About three days ago, I could see that the color of skin under my breast was weird. It does not hurt or itch. It is only on my left breast and on my right breast there is only like five small spots. I am very scared what it might be.   Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is a possibility of pityriasis versicolor. Pityriasis versicolor is a superficial fungal infection caused by Malassezia furfur. The infection is more common in hot and humid weather conditions, which favor the growth of the fungus. Clinically, it present...  Read Full »

I used epilator on my face, which has caused redness. Please help.

Query: Hello Doctor, Two days ago I used an epilator on my upper lip, it became red and hurts a bit. Then I applied a cream to moisturize it. Today, after shower, I peeled it off. But the redness is still present. What do I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You can clean the wound with warm saline water twice daily. You can apply some antibacterial creams like silverex (silver sulfadiazine) or soframycin (framycetin sulphate). It will heal on its own in a week's time, if not infected. If it does not heal, consult a derma...  Read Full »

I spilt hot tea on my thighs.What should I apply for rapid healing?

Query: Hello doctor, Tea spilled on my thighs last night and I can see swelling filled with water now. I have already applied silverex ointment yesterday night. What should I apply for rapid healing?   Read Full »

Dr. Hariharan V

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Hot beverage spillage usually causes severe burning sensation, but there is no reason to get alarmed if managed properly. From what you have said, I guess that the scalded area is small. If it is so, the first thing you have to do is to apply water and wash the wou...  Read Full »

What to do if baby accidentally poured Dettol antiseptic liquid over body?

Query: Hello doctor, My 1 year five month old baby poured Dettol antiseptic over his body. We washed it only after four hours. Later, we found a brown and burnt skin area around the genital organ. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Dettol antiseptic does not cause any burn injury to the skin. It may be that your baby had this skin problem prior to this incident. Babies frequently have these kinds of rashes. Follow these steps: Apply coconut oil on the affected areas. Do not use diapers....  Read Full »

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