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Skin Rashes

Skin rash is the development of red, scaly, bumpy, and itching patches on the skin. The causes of skin rash include prolonged exposure to the sun, weather changes, or sometimes due to allergies.

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I have an itchy bruise on the knee for a week due to insect bite. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Patient is a 59-year-old diabetic, having a rash on the knee probably insect bite from a bush. It is itchy and looks like a bruise. The rash is present for about a week. Patient is currently on Janumet 50/1g, Alkaline 24, and Spirulina capsules.  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your history, it is unclear what your concern is. It would advise you to attach a photo to guide you better. Since you are a diabetic, there might be slow healing and that is why a suspected insect bite rash is persisting. You can apply Fusidic acid cream twice ...  Read Full »

I have unbearable skin itchiness and rashes. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, For two weeks, I have been unbearably itchy. I had a rash to go along with it that looked more like little plaque rashes but those have faded now. I am left with super itchy skin that bumps up when I itch but fades away after a while. The itching is driving me insane. I have seen two d...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to In my opinion, you are having urticaria as your rash came along with itching and then disappeared. You should note if something you have taken after which this itching has started like drugs, meat, expired poultry product, some insect bite reaction and even artificial f...  Read Full »

Why do I have dry, itchy, and sensitive skin below my eyes and cheek area?

Query: Hello doctor, I have skin sensitivity below my eyes and cheek areas. It started four weeks back. I usually have oily and sensitive skin. But now I experience dry and itchy skin on my cheeks with bumps and rashes. I have used Retin-A micro topical cream, holistic skincare complexion correction dark s...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Do not apply a lot of things to your face. Tretinoin causes dryness and tightening of the skin. Pimples occur due to hormonal issues and oily skin. As you have a lot of acne on your face, I suggest you follow a few inst...  Read Full »

My wife has itchy rashes that are spreading. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My wife had an itching and rashes problem around private parts, including the lower side of the stomach and thigh area. Initially, it was a small patch; but it spread slowly. The patches spread to all areas below her navel; now, there are big patches below the navel and thigh area. We ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per the history you have provided and the images shared (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it is a fungal infection called Tinea. Tinea spreads fast and is contagious. It is not a life-threatening problem. It is a skin infection that completel...  Read Full »

Why my father is having skin allergies and itching all over his body?

Query: Hello doctor, My 80-years-old father is itching all over his body. It has been for the past three weeks. Doctors prescribed antifungal creams like Ketoconazole and Luliconazole. Also, anti-allergic medicine like tablet Atarax (1/2 tablet a day). But there is no improvement in the symptoms. He has di...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Does your father have any history of a fungal infection in the past? Any history of atopy or allergies? Any aggravated itching or mites infection? Is it spreading or causing dryness of the skin? Please attach a picture of the affected area to help me guide you be...  Read Full »

What could be the cause for thick red rashes on face?

Query: Hello doctor, A 34-year-old female is having thick red rashes on the face. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Charu Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The thick red rashes on the face can be because of many reasons like allergic contact dermatitis, papular urticaria, irritant contact dermatitis, and many more. I need to know more details like for how long are they present? Are they itchy? Are they transient or pers...  Read Full »

Why do I have skin rashes with swelling of lips and eyes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old man. For the past three months, I have been suffering from rashes on my skin. It is usually occurring at night. I have seen two dermatologists. Both of them have not been able to identify the cause. Now I am in big trouble that I am getting irritated. Sometimes my li...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw your clinical picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your clinical diagnosis is urticaria. You have mentioned that you have had this issue for three months. So, to be more precise, it is chronic spontaneous urticaria. The most common causes ...  Read Full »

I suspect of having pityriasis rosea. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I recently had my blood tested and it turned out that I have WBC at 16000. I have no fever, a cold or a cough. Although I have rashes and I suspect this is pityriasis rosea. My doctor is not aware of my suspicion. Now he wanted me to undergo CBC and peripheral blood smear. If I really ...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Pityriasis rosea is a form of viral skin infection. Your total WBC count can be high because of that and in your CBC, high lymphocytes can be a possibility but it is not the rule. For your rash, Levocetirizine 5 mg OD like an oral antihistaminic drug can be prescribe...  Read Full »

My 1.5-year-old daughter has recurrent pimples. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 1.3 years old. She weighs about 24.25 lbs. She is having pimple type nearby under arm area at the right-hand side. It is newly grown and old ones are blackened and healed.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please get the child evaluated for scabies. The child may need to be started on Permethrin. Please get the child evaluated physically by a pediatrician in order to assess and start Permethrin.  Read Full »

I get sudden rashes in body and neck at least once in a week. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old male. My weight is 180 pounds. I have sudden rashes on my body and back of the neck. I get this at least once in a week. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are suffering from urticaria. Since you have not mentioned the duration to say it is acute or chronic. It is of two types exogenous and endogenous. If you can pinpoint any cause like eatable or after wearing some clothes or any contact it is exogenous you have to av...  Read Full »

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