Topical Lactic acid or Lactic acid lotion is the most common and popular alpha hydroxy acid used in skincare products. It is used to lighten dark spots, remove fine lines and wrinkles, and exfoliate the skin. It works by speeding the cell turnover rate and stimulates cell renewal.
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How to treat little red bumps on the thighs and butt?
Query: Hi doctor,I have some red bumps on my thighs and butt for the last couple of years. It is present on the sides of the thighs and back of the butt. It is not painful or itchy. I thought of it as razor burn and tried to use different razors and creams. But nothing helped me. I also have them on my inn... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have keratosis pilaris. They cause tiny bumps on the sites of hair follicles or just next to the hair follicles and they get irritated easily by shaving. Medications containing Lactic acid tend to work well by unplugging the pores and it reduces the bumps. It restor... Read Full »
My brother has something on his leg since two years. What are they?
Query: Hello doctor, My brother is so worried about some wounds on his leg. I am not sure what they are. They have been in his leg for two years and did not go away. He told me that it did not hurt. I am attaching a picture. What are they, and will surgery help? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the images attached to you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like plantar warts. It will not go off by itself. They are best dealt with radio cautery, which is a simple office-based surgery with a cautery machine or by las... Read Full »
Please suggest a medicine for fungal infection of the toe.
Query: Hello doctor, There is a fungal infection between my toes. My doctor advised me to apply a Bifonazole cream. But, it is not showing any result. My wife having the same problem last month, applied Salactin paint and it got cured in just four days. So, can I apply the same cream too? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have digital intertrigo. Continue the application of antifungal cream which you have. Also, Salactin paint (a combination of Salicylic acid and Lactic acid) can be applied at bedtime. Still, if there is no response, then visit a dermatologist so that ... Read Full »
What causes itchy swelling on the inner labia?
Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with my husband a week ago. I felt some pain during sex and after a day I started getting itchy on the inner side of my left inner labia. I tried to rub a cotton swab to check it and there was fresh blood on it. It happens even now, although itching and irritation h... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There might be two possibilities. Either Bartholin's cyst or infected hematoma. You need to upload the picture for us to make the correct diagnosis. The size of the lesion will help us decide whether it can be managed with medications or incision might be needed. Othe... Read Full »
What causes acne-like bumps on the upper arms?
Query: Hi doctor, I have acne-like bumps all over my upper arms. I have tried Retin-A, but it did not help. Please guide me. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is your acne like bumps only localized over arms? Or do you have these kind of eruptions over face, upper back and chest? If yes please review with picture. With your descriptions it seems you are having keratosis pilaris, which usually localized over upper arms. Kerato... Read Full »
I have two holes with hard surrounding in my foot. What is it?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old. Before three months, I noticed two small holes beneath my right foot at a depth of 1 mm. Its surrounding has become hard. I feel pain when I press it. Also, the pain is like burning sensation and it is not itchy. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. These are corns. These are painful on pressure. They are best dealt with radiocautery, which is a simple office based surgery with cautery machine or by laser. It is a superficial procedure which would be performed by your dermatologist and only local anes... Read Full »
There is a black mole-like growth on the sole of my foot. Is it a wart?
Query: Hello doctor, I have one black mole on the sole of my feet, below the big toe since a few months. I pulled it out and it has now spread. There are similar black moles under my sole. The top layer of the skin is not broken, but there are a number of black moles or dots (few are raised). However, wh... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your problem in detail. But, it is not possible to say anything about it without a picture of your problem. Yes, it could be a wart which is a common issue, but a melanoma and few other possibilities should be ruled out. So, please send me the pictures ... Read Full »