Moisturizers, otherwise called emollients, are skin products that are used to lubricate, moisturize, and protect the skin. These functions are naturally carried out by the oil or sebum produced by the oil-secreting glands in the skin. Moisturizers prevent the evaporation of water from the deeper layers of the skin, thus preventing it from drying out.
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What should I do to reduce the hyperpigmentation and dark circles under my eyes?
Query: Hello doctor, I had undergone a Co2 laser treatment around my eyes about three and half years ago. Now, I am left with dark circles under the eyes along with hyperpigmentation and redness. About one and half weeks back, the doctor prescribed me a cream that has Kojic acid 1%, Glycolic acid 5%, Beta... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and reviewed the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I suggest you a moderately potent topical steroid like Fluticasone propionate 0.05% cream, twice daily for a few days. Prescription hyperpigmentation treatment can b... Read Full »
My 8-month-old suffers from a rash on the neck, chest, and face. What is the cause?
Query: Hi doctor, My 8 months old baby is suffering from allergy or rash. First, it started on her neck, small tiny bump-like and then now appeared on her face, chest and all over her neck. What will be the issue? She had eczema before a month and was treated for the same. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There can be a few common reasons for this rash; 1.Oil massage is the most common reason. If so, then please stop doing oil massage. 2. Milk dripping down the chin and neck. This may happen when the child is feeding. If the milk stays there, in some children it may ca... Read Full »
How can I keep my skin moisturized?
Query: Hi doctor, The use of moisturizer or face wash made my skin glow. If not for five to six days, my skin would become very dull even without any sun exposure. So, I used them regularly. But, I had stopped applying anything on my face for about three months and then my facial skin stopped responding t... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. My inference from the above is that your skin is facing lack of oil. There is dryness which makes your skin vulnerable to sun and other external influences. Hence it gets dark. However, with moisturizer, the skin gets adequate moisture and hydration and stays supple and... Read Full »
What causes itchy spots with pus?
Query: Hello doctor, My 15 month old baby is having spots with pus. It is itchy and scaly. The spots have increased in a week. It seems to heal, but then they appear in other region. I have attached the photos. Kindly check them. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You child has atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis). He scratched it a lot and so the lesion got infected. Basically, two things have to be in mind. First, we need to treat atopic eczema. S... Read Full »
What are the causes of flaky white patches on a baby's forehead?
Query: Hi doctor, My baby is four months old. He has white patches on his forehead and around his eyes. They are flaky and little skin peels off. I am much worried. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It may be due to seborrheic dermatitis (itchy red rash with flaky scales) or atopic dermatitis or simple dryness. Please consult a dermatologist for examination and management. Use mild soap or cleanser for face wash. You can also use a moisturizer. Read Full »
What is the supposed oil and moisture content level, in the face?
Query: Hello doctor, What is the supposed oil content level? And moisture level in the face that will be considered as normal, low or high? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Both dry skin and oily skin are considered normal as long as it is not causing any problem such as premature cellular aging, wrinkles, acne, and the likes. The amount of moisture in the skin, on the other hand, has to be enough to keep your skin hydrated. So there is n... Read Full »
I am about to start using Tretinoin to my face. Can I use a moisturizer after applying Tretinoin at nights?
Query: Hello doctor,I am 33-year-old male, healthy, and have no current or previous skin conditions.1) I am about to start utilizing Tretinoin 0.025 % to apply to my face to get a head start and keep fine lines and wrinkles at bay. There is a product that is a moisturizer that comes with Vitamin C and has ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Both Tretinoin and glycolic acid work by exfoliating the superficial layers of skin. When applied together, they have the potential to irritate the surface for the same reason. But obviously, it also matters glycolic acid is in what concentration 1 or 2 % should not i... Read Full »
How to fix the dry and flaky skin around my mouth?
Query: Hello doctor, I skin is too oily on my face, but skin around my mouth and nostrils is very dry and flaky. It has also been making a ring form around my mouth. It is of different color from the rest of my skin tone. How can I fix this? Please guide this. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Avoid excessive cleansing of your skin. Use soap or face wash not more than two to three times a day. Plain water can be used to cleanse whenever required. Pat dry your skin after washing it. Keeping your skin moisturized is the key to healthy looking skin. Pick a g... Read Full »
Please suggest a solution for sunburn.
Query: Hi doctor, Someone suggested me to apply baking soda over the sunburn. So, I have applied baking soda on the face. The skin around my eyes is getting dark, wrinkles and has some pain also. Also, suggest me some medicine to get rid of sunburn. Please suggest me some cream to get rid of this fast. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern and I have reviewed your photographs (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). You have developed irritant contact dermatitis to baking soda. You should wash your face with plain water only and avoid using soap till the reac... 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 »
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 »