Skin Rashes

A change in the color or texture of the skin is called a skin rash, which commonly results from skin inflammation. Some conditions that cause skin rashes are impetigo, rosacea, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), cellulitis, etc.

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How to get rid of scabies?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from scabies. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini V Swamy

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Scabies is a contagious skin condition. Treatment for scabies is Permethrin cream. Can you please provide more information, and if possible, send a picture of the rash? Have you been diagnosed to have scabies by a doctor? Are you on any treatment for that? When do you ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of non-itchy red spots on hips, abdomen, and arms?

Query: Hello doctor,I have some red spots on my hips, lower abdomen, left arm (smaller), and a single large spot on my left leg. They have been there for a long time (months), and they do not seem to go away. I tried to apply a Fluticasone propionate 0.05% cream twice a day for one week, but it did not hav...  Read Full »


Dr. Abdel Hakam Soliman

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is there anyone else in your family affected by the same?  Read Full »

I have rashes on my neck and chest with fever and joint pain. Does it indicate HIV?

Query: Hi doctor, Initially, I noticed four red rashes on my chest and neck. On the next day, I got another four rashes on my face and after two days, I got rashes on my hand and fingers. I also have mild fever and joint pain. All the symptoms have started after my treatment for herpes from a hospital. Do...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send a few good quality photographs taken in a natural light to help you better. Revert back with the photos to a HIV AIDS specialist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/HIV-AIDS-specialist  Read Full »

How to treat the skin rashes present on the elbow, forearm and neck?

Query: I have several small, splotchy rashes appearing on my inside right elbow, inner left bicep and forearm, and on the right side of my neck. They're all very itchy and haven't gone away for over a month. I've tried putting fragrance free moisturizer on them as well as an antifungal cream. Neither seem ...  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Meena

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello Thanks for sharing the pictures of the affected area. This looks like Discoid/Nummular eczema, which a kind of endogenous eczema, characterized by coin shaped skin lesions with itching, redness, scaling and sometimes oozing of watery fluid. Antifungals won't work in nummular eczema. Do you o...  Read Full »

What should I do to help the skin rashes on groin?

Query: Hello doctor, I have noticed a slight skin rash on both sides of the groin. I am not sure how long it has been there. I do not have any symptoms like itching. It is slightly worse on the right than the left.  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is intertrigo or friction rash. Apply Miconazole ointment or gel twice daily for 15 days, Clotrimazole dusting powder after bath for one month. Take tablet Levocetirizine 5 mg at night ...  Read Full »

How to confirm whether my itchy rash is scabies?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a skin rash and it is very itchy. Exactly eight days back, I had two or three red dots on the chest. I approached the GP. She was not sure since there were only two dots but approximated it could be scabies and advised me to use Lyclear scabies cream (Permethrin 5%). But it see...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Does itching aggravate at night? Does web spaces of fingers involved? Do you have similar complaints from family members? Will you scratch or rub the lesion? Use Permite 5 percent cream at night on day 1 and day 7. Apply all over the body below the neck. Use Permi...  Read Full »

What causes skin rashes with itching after showering?

Query: my gf recently went to the doctor with a skin problem, looks like a rash i've attached the picture, the doc said its serious so i wanted a second opinion. She had stye operation three times nothing besides that. The marks have been there for almost 2 years but they seem to be increased now, its itch...  Read Full »


Dr. Meha Malhotra

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Frankly the photo and the details in the query are not very informative to help u in a proper manner. what is the age of the patient? from where did these lesions first appear? do these appear and disappear, if yes then with what frequency? are these lesions flat or fluid filled? is she allergic to...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a medicine for the skin rashes present in the thighs.

Query: Hello Doctor, I am a 45 year old Male. 1.I have got dry skin patches adjacent to both the nostrils adjacent to moustache , which itches slightly but rarely.Also it has become whitish in colour. 2.I have got severe itching and skin rash in the inner regions of both the thighs adjacent to genitals. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Diabetic? Fungal infection in past? Recurrent episode? Annular ring like inflammatory lesions with elevated margins? Spreading lesions? Excess Scratching and rubbing of lesion? Excess sweating? Tight clothes? ATTACH PICTURE of lesion for confirmation of diagnosis.  Read Full »

I suffer from skin rash that led to open wounds. What to do?

Query: I've gone to the dermatologist once and my doctor's office once where there was a dermatologist there. I had gotten some kind of rash I have never seen before on my skin which led to open wounds I thought I had some kind of bugs both of them told me it was eczema. Which it could be but then with som...  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, welcome to icliniq, Don’t worry, lets look into your symptoms one by one- You complained of a skin rash, that led to open wounds. You have not mentioned the duration of symptoms. You are suspecting this to be due to flies. Myiasis is the infestation by maggots (larvae) of houseflies , w...  Read Full »

How to get rid of the oozing rashes and itchy spots on my body?

Query: Hello doctor,For the past few months, every couple of weeks, I have been getting terrible oozing rashes behind my ears and extremely itchy spots all over my body. I have been to the doctor and gotten many allergy tests, blood panels, etc., but they never found anything. They just gave me a cortisol ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing to us, and I understand your concern. Can you please attach the pictures of your ears? I will have to check the spots then can prescribe you the medicines accordingly. Steroids are given for allergies or infections. The sports you have can be due t...  Read Full »

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