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Skin Sensitivity

Skin sensitivity is when the skin is prone to adverse and allergic skin reactions and lesions to potential triggers. Usually, these triggers do not induce any reaction in normal skin. Some skin sensitivity reactions are contact dermatitis, atopic eczema, rosacea, burning sensation of the skin, dry and flaky skin, etc. Such skin becomes red and itchy when exposed to triggers. Moisturizers, hypoallergenic skin lotion, gel, oatmeal lotion, skin-friendly sunscreen, etc., can help.

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After wearing clothing for a few days, I developed a sensitivity to it and get headaches. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been trying to find out the name of the condition that I am experiencing and possible treatments. For three years now, I have noticed that after wearing clothing for a few days, I develop a sensitivity to it and get headaches, irritation, and inability to concentrate. In this state...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Are you reacting to clothes in the form of a rash over skin or itching or burning or redness? How exactly do you feel? Is it only for clothing or to bathing or any other activity? Are you on any drugs? Have you lately changed your skincare ro...  Read Full »

I am suffering from urticaria for a long time and I am not under treatment. Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old male. I am suffering from urticaria for a long time. I did not remember exactly how long but it has been approximately four months since I am suffering from this issue. My father and brother also had suffered from this, but only once or twice, but for me, this is a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Srinivas Morampudi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have new-onset urticaria. Since it has gone on for longer than six weeks, it is now considered chronic urticaria. It is a common condition. Most people will experience at least one episode of urticaria during their lifetimes. There are many causes of urticaria s...  Read Full »

Could the sensitivity and pain in the skin of my legs and arms be related to any medical condition?

Query: Hello, Ten weeks ago, I suddenly experienced sensitivity and pain in areas of skin, primarily on my legs and arms. This sensation resembled sunburn, although there was no visible redness. The symptom has persisted and varies in quality and intensity each day, from nearly unnoticeable in the morning...  Read Full »

Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi

Answer: Hello,Welcome to I am here to help you with your health queries. I read about your concern in detail. I should be frank in saying that your problem, as per your description, appears to be complex. While there are small fiber neuropathies that can result in a burning sensation in the fe...  Read Full »

I have extreme sensitivity and swelling in clitoris. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing extreme sensitivity in my clitoris. Just my pants/underwear touching it is bothering me right now. I would not describe this as an itch, it is just sensitive. Also, it may appear that it is swollen, and when I pinch it I feel a ball inside of it. Perhaps it was always...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It would be better if you could send me a picture of the lesion. It could be some pelvic infection or a sign of a sexually transmitted infection or local inflammation such as abscess as you feel some ball appearance. 1. Temporarily sit in warm water to relieve pain. ...  Read Full »

I need information about sensitive skin and the causes of sensitivity. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 38-year-old male. Please provide a clear definition of sensitive skin and explain what factors can contribute to its sensitivity. What are the typical symptoms and signs of sensitive skin, and how can one distinguish it from other skin conditions? What are the common triggers and...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I hope you are doing well. I have gone through your query, and I do understand your concern. Sensitive skin is usually extremely dry skin that causes frequent redness, inflammation, pain, itching, flaking, forming of pimples, bleeding, formation of pus, and breakage and c...  Read Full »

Why do I have burns, pimples on the nose, and skin sensitivity?

Query: Hello doctor.I am an 18-year-old female. My face burns when I stand in the hot sun, and I have a little pimple on my nose. No face cleanser is suitable for my skin. Please suggest any face wash along with any moisturizer or sunscreen.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the details you provided and understand your concern. I suggest that you follow the following routine: Salicylic acid face wash: Apply half a teaspoon of this face wash to a moist face and massage in gentle circular movements for one minute before...  Read Full »

What causes burning skin, particularly in the morning?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32-year-old male, and for the last six months, I have been experiencing my skin burning in the morning. It happens mainly in the mornings, and my skin, especially from the neck and above, hurts by burning for about one to two minutes. After this, it stops. What makes it weird is th...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Having gone through the information provided from your end, it appears as urticaria. This is a hypersensitivity reaction of the skin to any pollutants or allergen which is present in the atmosphere, which could be due t...  Read Full »

Seborrheic dermatitis has spread to the nose and head. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had seborrhoeic dermatitis for the past 20 years, I am 35 years old. Now mainly, it is affecting my nose and forehead. I have extremely sensitive skin. I cannot use any cleansers (just plain water), and I only use a tiny bit of medicated dandruff shampoo every second day, as even t...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It seems you have seborrheic dermatitis. Seborrheic dermatitis is a papulosquamous disorder that involves mainly sebum-rich areas of the body like the scalp, face (postauricular areas, eyebrows, side of nose, chin), and trunk. It is intermittent and have active phases ...  Read Full »

My skin is sensitive to products. How can I improve my skin?

Query: Hello doctor, I wanted to ask about what I can do to improve my skin. I feel I have comedonal acne, I do not really get any pimples, but my skin seems to be very reactive with products, and I break out with tiny bumps all over, and they look like closed comedones. I had broke out bumps when I used ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. First, you need to understand you may have frequent outbreaks because they get exacerbated by stress, hormonal changes, periods, certain food items, and cosmetics. Try to avoid multiple cosmetics and exfoliating scrubs as...  Read Full »

I have dark spots on my legs and small white spots on my hands and legs. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor,I have many dark spots on my legs. And many small white spots on my hands and legs. They are because of the mosquito bites. I have been told that I am allergic to mosquitos. I have tried many creams and medicines, but nothing seems to work. My mother had the same allergy. And just because ...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your query and concern and examined your pictures (attachments removed for patient's identity protection). It seems you have post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation(PIH). PIH persist for a short duration in light skin individuals, but in darker individuals, these...  Read Full »

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