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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What can cause skin infection during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I am three months pregnant. I am suffering from a skin infection. I have skin rashes on my whole body. I consulted a gynecologist and she gave me Avil and Oldid cream. But still, there is no relief.   Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From your history, you are concerned about skin rashes present during pregnancy. There are certain rashes and conditions that co-exist with pregnancy and it is completely hormonal and it subsides as the pregnancy hormone subsides. As you have consulted the gynecologist,...  Read Full »

Can you transmit skin infection by coming in contact with them?

Query: Hi doctor,Before few months, I was diagnosed with atypical dermatitis. I had red spots on and off regularly. They were not itchy except the ones present on my scalp and forefront. Showering exacerbated the symptoms for about 30 minutes. But this happens only with water. But there was no reaction to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap


Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to your description, you seem to have hives or urticaria. It is a slightly red or white lesion occuring on the skin and disappears after a few minutes or hours. This often occurs due to allergies to some internal or external agent. It can also occur due to...  Read Full »

Why does my father have itchy rashes on his calves?

Query: Hello doctor, My father has a rash on both calves, and itching happens. Please suggest a remedy.   Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please attach the picture of the lesion for better understanding.  Read Full »

I have rash on my inner thighs. Can it be due to psoriasis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a rash on my inner thighs. I am male, 28 years. I have had history of ezcema, psoriasis and jock itch. Hands, feet, and groin area. I am trying to determine if I have psoriasis or jock itch. I have been using Antroquoril cream. I also have Emuovate available too. It is frustratin...  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Hope you are keeping safe and doing well. 1) I understand your concern about the doubt of it being a psoriatic or a fungal lesion. I have seen the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and read your brief history, it most likely looks like ...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a treatment option for intense itching and red rashes.

Query: Hi doctor,I am asking questions on behalf of my friend. She has a skin condition. It seems to be a kind of eczema with itching. She has red rashes on her body. Mostly it is present on her legs and genitals.   Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please mention whether your friend has a history of mite allergies. Please mention whether she has excess scratching and rubbing of the lesions. Please mention whether she has spreading margins and it involves the web spaces of the fingers. Please mention whether she ha...  Read Full »

How to manage viral infection present with red rashes in my 4-year-old son?

Query: Hi doctor, I am looking to get advice for my 4-year-old son. He has red rashes on various parts of the body. He has large red patches on the lower stomach, upper legs, face, and on his neck. He does not have any skin problems in the past and the rash does not seem to be itchy. I have consulted two ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the case. Yes, your son can have two possible causes. The first one is a viral infection. For any viral infection, it takes up to six to seven days to get resolved. Your son needs proper bed rest and maintain good hydration. You can give Panadol syru...  Read Full »

How to get cured from malarial fever?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is suffering from malaria for a week. Before five days, she got a positive result for malaria after having weakness, increased temperature, coughing, and loss of appetite. After taking tablet Metakelfin, her weakness and tiredness got increased. She was not able to eat and drin...  Read Full »

Dr. S D Sinha

Family Physician, Infectious Diseases Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Plasmodium falciparum accounts for ninety-six percent of malaria. But plasmodium malariae and plasmodium ovale account for the remaining four percent. For Plasmodium falciparum, Metakelfin (Pyrimethamine with Sulfadoxine) of two tablets should be taken as a single dose....  Read Full »

Will bed bugs cause rashes on legs and arms?

Query: Hi doctor,I have rashes for a couple of days and it seems to be itchy. It appeared first on the lower back of my legs. Then, it got spread on my legs and arms. I am not sure whether it is due to allergy or dust mites or bed bugs.   Read Full »

Dr. Md Rajja

Internal Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, General Medicine Physician, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have rashes for a couple of days and it seems to be itchy. You can take tablet Loratidine 10 mg one tablet orally eight hourly for ten days. You can use Calamine lotion (Zinc oxide with Ferric oxide). Apply it below the neck for fifteen days. It has started to sprea...  Read Full »

What to do for spreading rashes on the cheek?

Query: Hi doctor, I have rashes on the right cheek for ten days. It keeps on increasing over the days.   Read Full »

Dr. Sudhakar Palanisamy


Answer: Hi, Welcome to It seems to be a skin infection. Please mention whether you have pain while touching and send a more clear picture of both cheeks. Please mention whether you have any other symptoms like fever.   Read Full »

Are the lesions on my penis and legs due to sarcoidosis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have rashes for four to five months. They do not cause itching or burning. They are simply displeasing to watch. During that time, I was diagnosed with tonsillitis. Recently, my dentist noticed some dental caries inside my mouth. I feel to have nasal congestion although it is clean. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You seem to have fine papules over the glans penis. This is common in sexually active people and it can occur due to a hypersensitive reaction to candida. It is a fungal element found in genitalia. You can use topical antifungal creams such as Clotrimazole or Miconazole...  Read Full »

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