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Dry Skin

Dry skin can result from using harsh chemicals and soap on the skin, or it can be a symptom of some skin disorder. The symptoms of dry skin are skin tightness, itching, rough skin, redness, and fine lines on the skin. To prevent your skin from getting dry, moisturize it, and use mild soaps.

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I have been experiencing inflammation in my genital area, and dry skin after masturbation. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have noticed inflammation in my genital area, which I just noticed today. I masturbated the day before and have been experiencing dry skin in that area recently. I am concerned that this might be herpes. I will attach a picture for your reference; one of the pictures was taken at hom...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. I have reviewed the pictures you attached (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity), it appears to be genital wart (verrucae) with penile melanosis. I suggest you follow the below mentioned instruction...  Read Full »

I am an 18-year-old and I have had mild acne for last six years. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had mild acne for six years and now I am 18 but still I have mild acne. I drink a lot of water, and consume a great amount of dairy products (this is one aspect of my diet I cannot change). Also, I generally avoid junk food. I just use a moisturizer for oily skin and cream for ...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Acne Vulgaris is a common skin problem in adolescents and in adulthood. It involves pilosebaceous follicles or oil glands and therefore is seen to involve areas where oil glands are dense like the face, chest, back, and upper arms. In your...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing a burning sensation, redness, and dry skin following the use of prescribed anti-acne medications. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I had severe acne on my face and consulted a dermatologist. He suggested I use a BPO gel, take Zit 20 mg capsules, use Djreal face serum, and Medfoam face wash. I have been using these medications for the last 1 week but now I feel a burning sensation after the application of BPO gel an...  Read Full »

Dr. S. Renjana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I appreciate that you have chosen icliniq for your medical needs. I am here to give you the best care possible. Kindly send a photograph of your present condition for proper assessment. Taking all these medicines together can lead to severe skin peeling which i...  Read Full »

I am 24 years old, having dry and flaky skin near my hairline. What could be the cause?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 24-year-old man. I am experiencing dry and flaky skin around my forehead (hairline). What could be causing this and what can I do to get rid of this?  Read Full »

Dr. S. Renjana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. The photo you attached has the hairline at the back (the attachment was removed to protect the patient's identity). Do you have flaking and itching all over your scalp? Is it coming onto the face like the eyelids and the no...  Read Full »

I am suffering from persistent red, Itchy, and dry skin. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have a skin problem. My face is red. It itches a lot. The surface is very dry. I have had it for three years. Different doctors have suggested many methods, but those remedies did not help and even worsened.Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern and will try to help you with it. It appears to be Acne Rosacea. (Steroid Rosacea after long-term use of topical steroid on face). Skin is damaged due to steroid use and even additional sunlight effect (Pho...  Read Full »

I am an 18-year-old male suffering from severe acne, despite over-the-counter medications. Kindly suggest methods to resolve acne with skin dryness.

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old male, and my confidence in day-to-day life is very negative due to acne. I have been dealing with acne for years, but it has worsened in the last six months. I have tried everything from Proactiv, some prescriptions, oil cleansing, lemon, and honey. My experience wi...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand acne is frustrating. You have grade-four acne, cystic lesion, and nodules. The most effective treatment for grade-four acne is Isotretinoin (Accutane). Isotretinoin is a vitamin A derivative and works great in acne. It acts by shrinking the oil-producing...  Read Full »

I am an 18-year-old with red bumps and itchy skin, causing my forehead to appear greasy. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 18 years old female, and my skin condition suddenly worsened seven years ago. There were red bumps on my skin that grew with time. My face became red and itchy. My skin would soften in humid weather, but in rainy or dropped temperatures, grainy particles would get attached to those...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query and can understand your concern. It seems you have acne vulgaris. Acne vulgaris is a common skin problem in adolescents and adults. Pilo-sebaceous follicles or oil glands can cause this condition and involve areas where oil glands are dense, like...  Read Full »

I suffer from dry skin. Kindly suggest a remedy.

Query: Hello doctor, I have dry skin and I bought a body lotion but it did not moisturize my skin properly. I wanted to ask if I can apply coconut oil on my face and body first and then apply body lotion. Also, can I apply oil first and then other beauty creams and sunscreens? Please let me know the names ...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read about your query and can understand your concern. The dryness of the skin depends on the type of the skin individually. I can suggest you try Aveeno (medicated lotion). You can follow the following routine: Apply a moisturizer within three minutes of your...  Read Full »

I have an old rash that itches. What is the treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a rash on my hand that I have since twenty years; it started on the day when my gloves broke, and I touched a dead mouse. The rash comes and goes for months. Then, it becomes itchy and looks like patches of dry skin. Eating cheese and gluten makes it worse. I also noticed that i...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Based on the information you provided, it is suggestive of hand dermatitis. It can be due to two factors one is dryness, and the second is contact with an allergen. At present, I would suggest you to use Clobetasol ointment twice daily till its remission, followed by...  Read Full »

I have dry skin, hair loss, and dandruff. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question about scalp issues and hair loss. I am 17 years old, pretty thin, and have celiac. I had dry skin on my face for a while but about nine months ago I immediately started to lose hair, experience uncontrollable dandruff, and my skin became dryer than ever. My individua...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Diet has nothing to do with acne so keep taking fruits and other stuff. Thyroidal abnormalities are among the most common causes of alopecia so do not underestimate it even when it looks very small. Genetics do play a role in cases of androgenic alopecia but are not solel...  Read Full »

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