Face Allergy

Face allergy can result in raised lesions, redness, swollen lips, skin rashes, and watery eyes. The skin might feel itchy, warm to touch, the tongue might get swollen, and the skin might get dry and cracked. Face allergy is most commonly due to cosmetic allergy or hay fever.

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After taking Betnelan for two years, my face has turned black. Kindly suggest.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21 year old male, five years back, I started taking Betnelan 0.5 mg for asthma. After 5 to 6 months, my body was swollen, and my face color has turned black after two years of consuming this medicine. I reduced taking the medication slowly, and my swollen body has recovered. But, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You might be suffering from a cushingoid appearance with steroid facies. Please send few photographs of your face taken under natural light. Revert with more information to an allergy specialist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/allergy-speciali...  Read Full »

I got a bad reaction in my face on applying facial hair removal cream. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21 year old female, who weighs 56 kg and I am 164 cm tall. I have had a bad reaction to cream that I used on my face. The cream is a hair removal cream designed to be used on your face. I did a patch test on my arm (as instructed in the product instructions) and had no reactions...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern and examined your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems you have developed irritant contact dermatitis to the hair removal cream. I suggest you try using Fucibet cream (combination of Betamethasone and Fusidic acid)...  Read Full »

My new born baby got a rash on his chin. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor,Our newborn boy is now 10 days old. He drinks soy formula milk because he is allergic to milk. Today, he started having this rash on his chin (photo attached). He wears gloves but likes to touch his chin. What can we do?  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have seen the photo of the rash that you have sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity).As it is present only on the chin, it is less likely to be an allergic rash, which in contrast will be on the entire body.This rash looks more so like a type of milia. It w...  Read Full »

My mom is allergic to Kumkum. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am asking a query on behalf of my mother. One year back, my mom got some allergy in the area where she applies kumkum (a powder she got used to putting it from many years in the centre of the forehead). The allergy has reduced after she consulted a doctor, but it left a black sca...  Read Full »


Dr. Shalini Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. She has an allergy to kumkum. It is a very common problem.  She needs to avoid kumkum altogether. Whenever she applies kumkum, her problem will increase. As of now, I suggest her Momate cream (Mometasone furoate) twice daily and tablet Dazit (Desloratadine) once daily...  Read Full »

My pimples are more visible after using a new face product. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am using new face product. But, it made the tiny pimples and bumps more visible. Am I experiencing purging phase?  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern. Since you are using face products over face, have you done patch test over face before starting? I would like to tell you, always do patch test over face before starting any new face product. Method of patch test is that you should apply little ...  Read Full »

Can Hydrocortisone cream be used if the face becomes red and inflamed after a chemical peel?

Query: Hello doctor,Five weeks ago, I did a much too deep Jessner and a 30 % TCA combination peel myself. I swelled so much 24 hours after the peel that my eyes almost shut. Yes, this was a terrible mistake. My face is still red, but slowly resolving and I have been keeping it constantly moist and have bee...  Read Full »


Dr. Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and viewed the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, there is redness on the side of the forehead. Redness from a deep peel can stay for months. Instead of a massage, I suggest you use a topical steroid cream, pr...  Read Full »

I have white spots on my face every summer since childhood. How to get rid of it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 and I have white spots on my face. Actually, I have this problem since childhood. The spots occur every year on my face, especially in summer. But this time it has been two months and they are still present in my face although I am applying sunscreen and keep my face moisturiz...  Read Full »


Dr. Sreelakshmi S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The white spots you describe can be due to various causes. It may be due to a fungal infection called tinea versicolor which usually occurs in the summertime, or it may be an allergic reaction to the sun. I suggest using an antifungal cream like Clotrimazole 1 % cream twi...  Read Full »

Why do I have pimples after forgetting to remove my make up off?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old, and I have this problem for about two weeks. I think this is because I did not remove my make up after a party and slept off. And the very next day, I got small red pimples on my face. I have this redness or spots on both sides of my cheeks. What could this be? Plea...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This might be allergic contact dermatitis or cosmetic-induced acne. Make sure that you do not get exposed to that chemical within the next 10 days otherwise there are chances of sensitization and can cause further flare-up of the disease. Apply the following medicines o...  Read Full »

My new perfume has caused a very bad face allergy. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have developed a very bad face allergy, possibly caused by my new perfume. It itches very badly. It has created swollen patches on my chin, jaw, and cheeks. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Stop using all the creams or cosmetics for the time being. I suggest you try doing the following: Wipe the affected area with saline water 2 to 3 times a day initially. Tablet Cetirizine, twice daily. You may require topical steroid like Hydrocortisone after the oo...  Read Full »

Please suggest a natural remedy for an allergic reaction in my chin.

Query: Hi doctor, I got an allergy in my chin. I have so many pimples, redness, and itching also. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query. Take some Multani mitti (fuller's clay). Add a pinch of turmeric powder and sandal powder in it, and make a paste using rose water and apply it on the area. After 10 to 15 minutes, when it starts drying, wash it away with simple water. Use it da...  Read Full »

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