Skin Rash

Skin rashes refer to abnormal changes in skin color or texture along with severe itching and infection of the affected skin. Common skin rashes include eczema, psoriasis, lichen planus, and dermatitis. Topical corticosteroids are used to treat severe skin rashes.

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Why do I have rash after visiting the beach?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently had a beach bath in Goa, after which I had itchy skin and very small-sized red spots all over the upper body, except the face area. I am attaching a picture of the affected area. Three days are already over, and I feel very uncomfortable because of the problem. Please give me s...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Fungal infection indeed is very problematic if it becomes recurrent. First of all, keep the following precautions in mind: 1. Do not keep the area wet. Use powder frequently to keep it dry. 2. Avoid itching and do not scratch it. 3. Chang...  Read Full »

My wife developed rashes on her thighs after delivery that does not respond to medications. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife delivered a baby last year, and for the past ten months, she has been facing rashes on her thighs. Earlier she was using Surfaz SN Cream and Candid Gold powder as recommended by her gynecologist. But this skin issue has increased in the past month, and Surfaz SN Cream looks ine...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Postpartum (post delivery) rashes on the thigh and body, in general, is a common phenomenon experienced by most women due to the sudden physical changes in the body during pregnancy and the slow regularization of your body to the pre-pregnancy state. It is caused due t...  Read Full »

I had itching and rash on my left leg four weeks ago after a massage. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I am concerned about sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, after going to a massage parlor. There was no sex (oral, anal, or vaginal), and no handjob. I did not inspect her hands for cuts or sores, but I saw no blood smear. I put a t-shirt between myself and the massage table. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern and reviewed your pictures (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It is a huge rash. You have to consult a dermatologist. I suggest you to follow a few things mentioned below. Apply Betnovate and...  Read Full »

I have a skin rash with itching. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 20-year-old male and have been suffering from a skin rash. I have been applying ice to soothe my rash, which returns after a few minutes. What could be the reason for my skin rash? Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Skin rashes could be due to multiple reasons, including urticaria, wherein there is a hypersensitivity reaction of the skin to external factors, including sun exposure, underlying medical conditions, medications, and changes in body tempera...  Read Full »

I have red itchy spots on my chest that improve with Calamine lotion but appear again later. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had red itchy spots on my chest for two weeks, which improve after applying Calamine lotion. But it comes back after a day or two. Please help.   Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is an allergic rash with superficial fungal infection. I suggest the following: 1. Apply 1 % Luliconazole cream or lotion at night for two weeks. 2. Apply Fucidin (Fusidic acid) cream in the daytime for ten days. 3. Tablet Teczine-M (Levocetirizine + Montelukas...  Read Full »

I developed rashes on various body parts, some of which are occasionally red. Could it be due to dust mites?

Query: Hello doctor, A couple of months ago, I started experiencing rashes on various parts of my body. The bumps were very small and sometimes slightly red, and sometimes they appeared to be skin-colored. I went to the dermatologist for the first time (I have never experienced skin problems), and he said ...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. From your description and the pictures shared, it seems you have papular urticaria (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It is a type of insect hypersensitivity reaction which is genetically deter...  Read Full »

I get rashes and small blisters whenever I go out in the sun. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 55-year-old female. I develop a rash and small blisters whenever I go out in the sun. This issue started ten years ago. Is there any medication that will help prevent an allergic reaction to the sun? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern and reviewed your pictures (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Unfortunately, it seems you have developed severe sunburn. Sunburn is a clinical reaction due to the acute effects of ultraviolet r...  Read Full »

I have rashes on my face with pus-filled bumps, lower abdomen tenderness, and extreme fatigue. What could it be?

Query: Hi doctor, I have never had acne or any skin problems in the past. The breakout comes and goes, off and on lower abdominal pain with gas but constant tenderness in the lower abdomen. I seem to always be cold lately and extremely tired all time, no matter how much I sleep. I have always struggled wit...  Read Full »

Dr. Prathish Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your description of symptoms and understand your concern. Had a look at your images also (the attachments are removed to protect the patient's identity). The possibilities which I could think of include the following: 1. Streptococcal skin infecti...  Read Full »

I have red, inflamed skin near my vagina and around the thigh gap. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My skin near the vagina, above and under the thigh gap, has become red and inflamed. There are large spots that are red and thick. I do not know what it is. So I started using Candid-B cream and Mycoderm-C powder. What could be the reason for this? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 1. Do you had any other symptoms before the appearance of thick red spots in the genital area? 2. Have you had these rashes, or is it the first time? 3. Have you done any screening tests or investigations for this before? If it happened before, it is an old virus infec...  Read Full »

What is the reason for the dry, itchy, and severe acne-like rash that I have had for the past five years?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had a severe acne-like rash on my face for almost four to five years. It is chronic, itchy, dry, and leaves a purple scar once it heals. It all started four years ago, after which I got my two wisdom teeth removed. But it got worsened the last year. I have been to a private dermatol...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi,Welcome to understand your concern. It is an atopic rash with a secondary bacterial infection. I suggest the following:1) Apply 2 % Nadifloxacin cream twice daily in the morning and night for 15 days.2) Tablet Antoxid HC (Selenium, Beta Carotene, Copper, Manganese, and Zinc sulphate...  Read Full »

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