Hyperpigmentation is when the skin becomes darker than the surrounding skin. The common types of hyperpigmentation are age spots, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), melasma. The treatment options include topical creams (Corticosteroids, Kojic acid, Hydroquinone), laser therapy, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion.
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Query: Hi doctor, I want to know about my skin type. My skin feels very dry after using facewash (lotus organic plus), but after some (generally after two to three hours) time, my skin becomes very oily (even if I do not apply any of the cream or sunscreen). It is the same condition in summers and winters... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you take tablet Limcee 500 mg (Vitamin C) once a day after breakfast for 30 days. Do you have tight skin? Is there seborrhea? Is your skin shiny or sensitive? Are there prolonged exposure to sun or UV (ultraviolet) rays? Do you have a history of photosensit... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I noticed a change in the color of my penis. I am always conscious about the color of my penis, and it appears darker now. I think it is due to excessive masturbation without any lubrication. The color change is less significant when erect. It is getting worse day by day. And I am devo... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I saw the pictures, and I could notice the discoloration (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). It is called hypopigmentation. It is seen only in your foreskin area. Kindly make sure you do not have phimosis and... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am having black spots on the tongue. What might be the cause for it? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Black spots on the tongue might be due to: Hyperpigmentation of the tongue (present since birth) for which you need not worry. Exposure to any chemicals. Tongue piercing. Scar due to any oral surgical procedures. An initial stage of a condition call... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor,I have a long-term skin issue. There is darkness in the underarm spreading to the chest, back, and neck. I am using HHzole for a long time. On application of the ointment, it will not spread and will not be much hyperpigmented. On the stoppage of the application, it spreads and looks quite... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have a bacterial infection called erythrasma. It occurs mainly due to moisture and sweat accumulation in that area. You will need different medications for this. I need a few details from you so that I can put you on the right treatment. 1) For how long are ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I got IPL for dry eyes almost one month ago. Since then, I noticed that my skin is different in texture in some parts. I will post a picture. I have seen a dermatologist who said that this healing process could take months. Should I trust them, or will it permanently damage my skin? I wo... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The area after IPL (intense pulsed light) treatment becomes sensitive. So please make sure to take proper care to avoid these side effects. These instructions (pre and post-treatment care) are given to the patients before the therapy. I hope they had given you counselin... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am getting black dirt accumulated on my arms, forearms, elbow, upper back (severe), lower back. I tried home remedies (Haldi + milk + honey) bath, soap changed but nothing happened, sometimes I feel irritation on my skin and dry and dirt layer can be seen and when scratch from nails... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern, I have read your brief history, and from it, it looks like you have been having Acanthosis nigricans, which is darkening or hyperpigmentation of skin folds. The various reasons for this can include obesity, use of corticosteroids for a long... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor,I have pigmentation with dark spots and melasma on my face for the past 16 years. I have taken a lot of medication and consulted many dermatologists. But there is no relief. My past medications are Claripex, Dermaclean, Cybele scagel, Sangobian, Evion, Glutamax, Colophylum, Lycopodium, and... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Melasma occurs due to the sensitivity of dark color-producing cells called melanocytes in the skin. In some cases, some of the cells present in the affected area become more sensitive to the sun and they produce more pigments. The reason behind it is not clear. Avoi... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have pigmentation around my mouth for more than three years. Initially, I used Melamet cream for two to three days and it worsened the condition. Currently, I am using Livalite lotion for about three weeks and still, there is no improvement. Please suggest. Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have hyperpigmentation in some parts of my penis. I do not have any other symptoms. One part of my glans is lighter and the surrounding area is dark. I do not have any medical history associated with it. Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I have dark circles under my eyes. Kindly suggest a permanent solution for the same. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dark circles can be due to different reasons like lack of sleep or poor sleeping habits, hyperpigmentation, reduced tissues or fat around the eyes, anemia, hereditary, thinning of the skin, prominent veins, and sun exposure. Creams can solve some periorbital pigmentati... Read Full »
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