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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Why does a certain part of my skin become extremely sensitive?

Query: Hello doctor,A part of my skin has become extremely sensitive for no apparent reason. The skin does not look different at all, and it seems to literally be the skin and nothing deeper or muscular. It is an area roughly 10 cm by 10 cm (~5”) on the front of my upper right thigh, the bottom of the ar...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Shakeel Akthar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please provide a clear photograph for better understanding. With the description given it can be frictional dermatitis or tinea if it is itching. If there is no itching and only burning sensation, avoid friction of both legs by wearing suitable clothes and apply some...  Read Full »

I am a 20-year-old with excessively oily and dark skin. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old with excessively oily skin, despite not consuming excess fast or oily foods. My skin is too sensitive. Even after using a sunscreen powder with SPF 40, my skin is getting excessively darker after getting out. What should I do? Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Take a capsule of Perfectil daily. Apply vitamin C cream at night. Continue your sunblock. Use Cetaphil cleanser for oily skin. Use for two to three months. Skin will glow but do not expect white color as it will not be achieved. I hope this...  Read Full »

I have been taking medications for my seborrheic dermatitis for 20 years, but still, it has spread to my nose and forehead. 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 »

How do I prevent itchy legs after exercising on a treadmill?

Query: Hi doctor, Every time I exercise on the treadmill, my legs are blushing and itching. So, that is stopping me from exercising. What is wrong and what can I do to prevent this?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I want to assure you not to worry as everything is going to be fine if proper care and treatment is opted in for. I have thoroughly gone through your case and understand your genuine health concerns.  Read Full »

I have comedonal acne, and my skin seems very reactive with products. What should I do to 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 been experiencing burning skin for the last six months, particularly in the morning. Please help.

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 »

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 have painful breakouts and sensitive skin. What should I do to resolve this issue?

Query: Hello doctor,I suffer from acne. In my teenage, I had severe acne and was prescribed many antibiotics before being put on Isotretinoin capsules. It was a gradual process, but eventually, my skin cleared completely. After this, I found I would only ever get the odd spot now and again. However, I have...  Read Full »

Dr. Amanjot Kaur Arora

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Acne is a skin condition affecting oily skin. Though it usually fades away after adolescence and more so by mid-twenties, it is not uncommon for it to persist or recur in the twenties and even later. Other than oil...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to protect me from sunlight.

Query: Hi doctor, Two years back during my holidays, I developed a large rash over the whole of my legs. It was described as petechiae when I got back to my native. The infection had got into my blood stream and my white blood cell count was extremely high. It took some time for it to return to normal. I a...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The problem quoted by you as a petechia with blood stream infection and increased white blood cell count is broad in the sense it can include, Sepsis due to bacterial infection. Viral hemorrhagic fever. Parasitic infections. Whatever might be the cause; infe...  Read Full »

The rashes on my buttocks usually worsen after my period. What should I do to get rid of it?

Query: Hello doctor,My skin is very sensitive, and I have got rashes on my buttocks that worsen after my periods get over. Kindly suggest ointment or medication to cure it.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello,Welcome to share the following details about your lesions.1. Is it annular or inflammatory ring-like lesion?2. Is it spreading to other parts of the body?3. Do you experience any itching?4. Do you experience scratching or rubbing?5. Is it due to occlusive wear or friction?6....  Read Full »

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