Symptoms Of Scabies

Scabies is a skin infection caused by the infestation of mites called Sarcoptes scabiei. The characteristic symptoms of scabies include intense itching and rash, which gets worse at night. It commonly affects the wrist, elbow, penis, waist, and buttocks.

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What to do for itchiness present in the scrotum?

Query: Hi doctor,I have itchiness in the scrotum for the past few weeks. I do not have pimples or spots. The scrotal skin appears to be red when I scratch them. I tried using warm salt baths and it reduces itching at night. Moisturizers also helped me a lot. I seem to find this symptom getting worse after ...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention whether you have a history of atopy or allergy, scrotal dermatitis, dry scaly peeling in scrotal skin, any past fungal infection, and any annular or round lesions with elevated margins. Please mention whether it is spreading, any moist or wet body areas, ...  Read Full »

My overall family suffers with scabies. Please suggest scabies medicine for my family.

Query: So for a little while now my family has had something causing us to itch. At one point we were prescribed a cream for scabies/mites but that didn’t work. I think it may be yeast or a fungus, or maybe even white piedra or trichomycoses. We all itch p, and have little white pimple like bumps all...  Read Full »


Dr. Nasir

Pain Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Good day to you from what you are describing , if the similar symptoms are present in all of the family it might most probably be scabies. but since you have already tried creams for scabies with no improvement it I would like to prescribe and oral medication that has to be used by all of your fam...  Read Full »

Why do my arms and legs itch?

Query: Hi doctor, My arms and legs have started itching very badly from last three to four days. First I thought it is happening due to not applying moisturizer after swimming. Now, I am applying all kinds of moisturizer and oils, but no effect. It is not dry but very itchy. When I stretch my arms or legs,...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your descriptions it seems that you are suffering from scabies (swimming pool induced). If you can send some pictures, it will be helpful for me in management part. Scabies is an intensely pruritic skin infestation caused by the mite. The diagnosis of scabie...  Read Full »

Please give a correct diagnosis for bumps on scrotum and whole body itch.

Query: Hi doctor, Initially, I had bumps on my scrotum and now I got few bumps on my penis head. I have attached the pictures for better idea. First It was told that these maybe cysts. And later it was told as Fordyce spots. Please give me correct diagnosis. Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. They are neither cyst nor Fordyce spots. Sexually transmitted disease can be a probability. But, for proper diagnosis I need to know the complete history that is the onset, progression and duration of lesion. Did you experience any whole body itching predominantly a...  Read Full »

How to treat itchy bumps and rashes in the genital area?

Query: Hi doctor, I have rashes on my leg and arms. It started a month ago. I am applying steroid cream for that. Two days back started appearing in genital areas too. Kindly help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed the attached photographs (attachments removed to protect patient identity). I can see few fluid filled blisters. Please answer few questions of mine. Is the rash itchy or painful? If itchy, is it more during the day or night? Does the rash app...  Read Full »

Why do I have constant itching between the fingers?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from itching problem in between fingers of both hands. It is a kind of red rash. I am suffering with this since nine months. Please suggest some remedy. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. What is the complaint in it? Is there itching, pain or burning? Does itching predominantly occur at night? Are abdomen and genitalia also affected? Revert back with the details to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/derma...  Read Full »

Post HIV exposure, I had rashes, diarrhea and now sinusitis. Have I contracted it?

Query: Hello doctor, Within 24 hours of an exposure to HIV,  I had itchiness all over my body, especially around the inner thigh, knee, elbow, wrist, waist, and lower abdomen. I noticed a few pimple-like rashes around my inner thigh, probably due to scratching. But, my brother said that it looks like a sc...  Read Full »


Dr. Sushma Shah

HIV AIDS Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is no chance that you have been infected by the HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), as all the tests have come back negative. Also, you have recovered well from your fever without a treat...  Read Full »

What is the problem for having big thread like rashes and growth in my genitals?

Query: Hi doctor, I have some growth on my genitals. They look like big thread-like rashes. I did a urine test for infections, and the results were negative. I have done a skin culture test which said it is a fungal infection. I have taken various antibiotics like Ceftriaxone, Augmentin, and Septrin. But ...  Read Full »


Dr. Yeshwanth Kumar

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Are they itchy? Any other sites involved like finger web spaces, abdomen? Any other family members or friends have similar complaints?  Read Full »

My daughter has scabies, which did not subside with medication. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 20 months old and weighs 15 kg. She is a very active child. She was suffering from severe itching and rashes. The doctor diagnosed her with scabies. He prescribed HH mite cream for three days, and Atarax syrup 2.5 ml thrice a day. On the rash, he asked us to apply Flutivate...  Read Full »


Dr. Preeti Puranik

Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please continue the Atarax syrup (Hydroxyzine) only if there is itching. You can repeat HH mite cream (Permethrin) if itching is significant. It has to be applied to the whole body below the neck. Avoid the head, face, neck, anal and vaginal areas. Also, avoid regio...  Read Full »

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