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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Is dryness in the face a symptom of HIV?

Query: Hello doctor,I had protected sex with a commercial sex worker two years back; that was my first and last time having sex. The intercourse lasted for around half an hour with a protected oral blow job and vaginal sex. After sex, I tied the condom to confirm if it had tears and it was intact. I consul...  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, you can stay assured that the dryness in your cheeks is not related to HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). I suggest you use the following products to help with the dryness; 1) Wash your face using a mild cleanser twice a day for 20 days. 2) Apply photost...  Read Full »

I have a dry patch near my ankle. What could it be?

Query: Hi doctor, I have this patch of terrible dry skin on my foot near the ankle. It has been there for a few years. It does not bother me much. But gets drier in the winter. What could it be?   Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have reviewed your image (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). You are having lichen simplex chronicus (LSC). 1. It arises because of repetitive scratching or rubbing. There is a thickening of the skin with irregular flak...  Read Full »

How to get glowing and healthy skin?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. My weight is 48 kg, and my height is 5'2". I have fair skin. I had nodular acne on my face, back and shoulder. I was on Isotretinoin for five months and have gotten over my acne. However, my skin looks lifeless, unmoisturized, and dull on the face, hands, and s...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The dull skin is due to the capsule Isotretinoin. It removes the moisturizing sebum and oil from the skin and acts against acne. Unfortunately, the same action causes the side effect of dry and itchy skin. First, you should understand that this effect is temporary and w...  Read Full »

How do I manage my combination skin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am so depressed regarding my face. I have combination skin. It is dry and oily too. I am applying a petroleum jelly daily but after that, my face looks dull. No glow on face after washing with face wash. It glows but not after applying vaseline petrolium jelly.  Read Full »


Dr. Rashmi Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understood your concern. You have a combination skin which is a little difficult to take care of. In the morning, wash your face with Cutishine facewash and follow up with a good sunscreen like Suncros or Sunban ultra XL gel. Reapply sunscreen o...  Read Full »

In winters, my skin gets very dry. What cream would suit me?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old female. I am facing pimples problem in and around my nose area on my face. Now, in winters, my skin is getting very dry and also getting white. I want to know which face cream suits me for dry skin.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hope you are doing well. At your age, pimples are very unlikely. Pimples seen after 30 years of age is called adult acne, most of the times it is because of a hormonal cause. I am really sorry, I cannot suggest medicines for pimples without seeing your clinical pict...  Read Full »

I am experiencing uneven skin tone on my face as compared to the rest of my body. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,Compared to the skin color of the rest of the body, which is whitish fair, my face has an uneven tone with dry skin. The pigmentation is such that the natural skin tone of the face is hidden under the extended dark patches. I tried many things, but nothing helped. Kindly share some cert...  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have read your concern and will help you out. I want to know some more details to guide you better.1. Are you concerned about melasma?2. Do you have prolonged exposure to the sun?3. Are you having dull skin?4. Are you experiencing skin tanning as well?Kindly share a cl...  Read Full »

What can be done to manage dry and itchy skin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having itching and dry skin all over my body. Specifically on legs and hands for the last two weeks. Now, I observe red patches on the thigh, and they burn and itch a lot. Moisturizer soothes for very less time. I took Cz-3 for three days and using Atogla lotion.  Read Full »


Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted your concern, and I have viewed the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You seem to have eczematous dermatitis. Underlying dry skin or xerosis and dry, cold weather could be the most likely reason for eczematous dermatitis. I sugges...  Read Full »

I find clotted blood whenever I clean my nose. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I am having clotted blood whenever I go for cleaning the nose from the last few days. After every four hours, my nose is choking.Kindly help.   Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Use Solspre nasal spray (Sodium chloride) two to three puffs every few hours. It will help keep the mucosa lubricated and avoid excessive dryness. These days due to weather change and pollution, extreme dryness occurs which causes abrasions and bleeding in the nasal ...  Read Full »

Can I use Evion 400 for dry skin and hair?

Query: Hello doctor, My skin and hair have become very dry. Someone suggested taking Evion 400 capsules orally daily. Can you please suggest if I can take these capsules? Will they help in getting rid of dryness? Are there any side effects?  Read Full »


Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Evion (vitamin E) capsules will not help much with the dryness. For the skin, I suggest the following: Use a gentle soap like Dove or Cetaphil. Apply Venusia lotion twice a day over your body. For the hair, I suggest you try doing the following: Use any good conditione...  Read Full »

Which product is safe for my skin to look lighter?

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to know how and which product is safe for my skin to look lighter. My facial skin does not look like how it used to, and I do not like it. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After 30 years, skin starts to lose its elasticity, and during winter because of dryness, skin looks dull. I would suggest you try: Vitamin C serum - it is a good antioxidant and anti-aging medicine. Apply to the whole face in the morning. A good sunscreen with a...  Read Full »

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