Skin Infections

Skin infections can result from various micro-organisms, and it can result in mild to severe symptoms. The common types of skin infection include bacterial skin infections (leprosy, cellulitis), viral skin infections (chickenpox, measles, warts), fungal skin infections (ringworm, diaper rash), and parasitic skin infections (scabies, bedbugs).

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What are some of my yellow and green tattoos itchy, hard, and bumpy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am concerned about my tattoo placed before two months back. I have five tattoos with different colors such as blue, yellow, red, green, and purple. I have itching on my yellow and green tattoos from time to time and it lasts for two weeks. It subsides eventually for five to eight days ...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvina Attavar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Itchiness and thickening over tattoos indicate a couple of things. As these are occuring over colored pigments, there is a high chance for you to have tattoo granuloma. It means that the colored pigments have caused a foreign body reaction in your skin. If topical stero...  Read Full »

The fungal infection in my thighs, buttocks, and hips keeps spreading despite taking medications. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have fungal infection between my thighs and buttock. Also, on the left side, hip areas with big black dark lesions, and on the right side, it is getting started. I saw red lines on the borders, and I used some over-the-counter creams. However, it is not working, and in turn, it is just ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is extensor psoriasis with superficial fungal infection. I suggest you to follow the below-mentioned instructions, 1. Apply Liquid paraffin lotion in the daytime for 15 days, Physiogel Hypoallergenic (calming relief lotion) lotion at night for 15 days, or Moyzen liq...  Read Full »

I have been on tablet Fluconazole 500 mg four times daily for a soft tissue infection. Can I reduce the dosage to twice daily?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been on capsule Flucloxacillin 500 mg four times a day for a soft tissue infection. Unfortunately, the condition has recurred, and I am staying in abroad. Can I reduce the dosage of the medicine to twice daily? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Capsule Flucloxacillin has a short half-life, so it should be taken six hourly. However, I suggest taking it four times a day or thrice daily and taking it one or two hours before the meal as food decreases absorption. Kindly revert for more ...  Read Full »

I have had an infection in the butt for ore than one year. Why is it not healing?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had an infection in the butt for more than a year and have taken many medicines, but it is still not healing. Kindly help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The condition is known as Tinea corporis or dermatophytosis. It is a type of superficial fungal skin infection that can affect the groin, buttocks, or any skin area along with nails. I would suggest the following medicines: Capsule Sy...  Read Full »

How to cure my skin rashes that spread even after treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38-year-old female suffering from a skin infection in the groin and thigh for the last two months. The infected area is itching, and there were reddish circular rashes. After I used the tea tree oil, it spread too much. Then I used the Clotrimazole cream but did not notice any c...  Read Full »

Dr. V. Srikanth Reddy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the images attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), I think you are suffering from a fungal infection that commonly affects the inner thighs, groin, and buttocks. It can be treated with anti-fungal tablets and creams. Do not use soap over...  Read Full »

I have a small pinkish bump on my ear without any pain. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I noticed a small pinkish bump on my ear tragus with no associated pain. What is it, and is it dangerous? Not sure how long it has been there. I just noticed it two or three days ago.  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I can see a little red and swollen area (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity). Most likely, it is a low-grade skin infection. I suggest you use a topical antibiotic like either Mupirocin ointment or Neosporin ointment...  Read Full »

Please suggest some solution for jock itch as it is affecting my daily routine.

Query: Hello doctor, I have Jock itch since last month. I am feeling like having fever and tired all the time. I used antifungal cream Travocort and Terbisil, but I could not get rid of them. Please suggest me some solution for this as this disease is affecting my daily routine a lot.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The condition is known as Tinea cruris, Jock itch, or Dermatophytosis. It is a type of superficial skin infection. It can affect the groin, buttocks, or any skin area, sometimes along with nails. I suggest using the the following medicines...  Read Full »

Can I get infection from a person having sores in hands?

Query: Hi doctor, I ate a pineapple today from a street vendor. I saw him cutting the pineapple fresh, and so I ate it. When he was delivering it, I saw a black dry, flaky large sore on his hands. He was not wearing any gloves. Now I am worried about having an infection from this event. I am getting paran...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Usually, gastric acid can kill almost all the microbe present in the GI (gastrointestinal) infections like dysentery, hepatitis, and viral gastroenteritis from eating contaminated food. But the route is feco-oral. If he has not washed his hands properly, then there is a...  Read Full »

Can the red spots appearing on both legs be due to infection?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 21-year-old male. A week ago, I started getting red spots on both my legs. I have had this before, but it was a few years ago. It appears on the skin over the peroneus longus and the shin area, which begins as a red spot with mild pain, and hours or maybe days later, it develops ...  Read Full »

Dr. Radha Peruvemba Hariharan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand it. These are skin infections that can be prevented and treated by following the instructions I have mentioned below, 1) If your legs are frequently exposed to irritants like dust, plants, or grass, y...  Read Full »

Why do I have a continuous itching sensation in my right thumb?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 59 year old female, I have itching sensation in my right thumb, and due to continuous scratching, the skin is slowly getting damaged. There is some infection, and then the skin heals on its own. This cycle is repeating itself from the past year. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Have you applied any creams? Are you diabetic? Please send images for better understanding. Revert with more information to a dermatologist online -->  Read Full »

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