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Dark Spots

Dark spots are also called hyperpigmentation. It is caused due to acne scars, excessive sun exposure, and hormonal changes. Patches appear on the skin, and they seem to be darker than the surrounding skin. It often occurs when there is an increased production of melanin. It is treated by taking Hydroquinone creams and Retinoid solutions. Another option that is used to lighten the dark spot is laser treatment and chemical exfoliators.

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Why do I have flat dark brown spots on my vulva?

Query: Hello doctor,I had pain in my vagina about two nights ago, but I brushed it off. Today I had some spotting (very little light red blood), and I noticed I had two dark spots on my vulva. They are small and flat and dark brown. I also had sex last night (about 12 hours ago from now), but it was with a...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is difficult to make a comment over the possible petechiae (dark spots) over your vulval region. However, bleeding or spotting per vaginum post vaginal pain is likely to be your start of menses but as you had sex 12 hours back so due to rise in endorphins and prog...  Read Full »

I suffer from pimples and dark spots. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from pimple problems for the past three years. There are pores and dark spots also on my face. How to get rid of these? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your query and understood your concern. It seems you have acne scars. You have various types of acne scars like an ice pick scar and rolling type of acne scars. There are various techniques to treat acne scars: 1. Subcision and derma roller - A technique...  Read Full »

What causes a small area of multiple black dots on my skin?

Query: Hi doctor, I found a small area of multiple black dots on my skin. What could that be? Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. The black dot you refer to can be anything from a mole to a black head. It is difficult to make a precise diagnosis without seeing your clinical picture. Kindly attach your clinical picture so that it will be conven...  Read Full »

I have major adult acne breakouts mainly on my cheeks, neck, and ear. Please give suggestions.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 40 years old. I have major adult acne breakouts mainly on my cheeks, neck, and under my ear. I am dark complexioned, so when it does clear, it leaves scarring and dark spots. The last dermatologist I consulted suggested birth control. Could please give some suggestions?  Read Full »


Dr. G. S. S. Sandeep

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can see pus-filled acne along with post acne pigmentation. Start using Azithromycin 500mg of any brand for six consecutive days after breakfast. Apply Epiduo gel (Adapalene and Benzoyl peroxide) ...  Read Full »

I would like to know whether the spot on my body is mole or melanoma?

Query: Hello doctor, I have attached a picture. I would like to know what is this spot?  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the photo attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like an insect bite reaction or bruise. How long have you been having it? Are there any other sites involved? Is there any pain or itch associated? Are you on any medications cu...  Read Full »

I have acne breakout and scars on forehead. What has to be done?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a really bad acne breakout and scars and it was just on my forehead two months back. Then I just had another one about two weeks ago, on my forehead again. It is not mostly just dark acne scars and I want to get rid of them. My skin also turned from combination to dry on my entir...  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have been through your case. Well, acne is common in your age. Drink plenty of water and juices. Avoid fast food and chocolates. Even then you may have frequent relapses which are precipitated by stress, periods, and cosmetics. For daily routine healthy skin, do the ...  Read Full »

I have acne, pimple, and dark spots. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have had acne on my face for more than one year. I also have pimples and some dark spots. Could you please suggest remedies.   Read Full »


Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. I am very sorry about your medical condition. Do not worry; I am here to take care of you. Regarding your symptoms, you have developed a resistant acne vulgaris. Any history of itching and swelling, drug inta...  Read Full »

Why do I get spots during my periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from PCOD And hypothyroidism. I am getting spots during my periods continuously. What should I do? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. Spots or acne can occur due to various factors like hormonal imbalances, stress, or lifestyle habits like diet and skincare routines. Here are some steps you can take. 1) Consult with your gynecologist: Your gynecologist may be able to pr...  Read Full »

How can I remove tan from my skin?

Query: Hello doctor, My skin is very tanned. I want to whiten my skin tone. Can you suggest any supplements to lighten my skin? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I would like to clarify that there is no safe and effective way to permanently lighten or whiten your skin using supplements or other topical products. The color of your skin is determined by the amount of melanin, a pigment produced by ce...  Read Full »

I have dry gray spots after sunbath, and I feel uncomfortable. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,I have dry gray spots. After sunbath I got this and is uncomfortable while reading.  Read Full »


Dr. Payal Chauhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that you are concerned. But the picture attached is quite blurry. Kindly send a clear and well-focused photograph to help you better.  Read Full »

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