Moisturizer

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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Why do I get drool stains on the corner of the mouth?

Query: Hello doctor, I need treatment for drool stains on the corner of my mouth. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Use 1 percent Hydrocortisone cream at night (in a very small quantity) for seven days, Tacroz 0.1 percent ointment twice daily during the day for ten days. Do you use cosmetics like lip balm? Is there any history of atopy or allergies? Do you have irritation due t...  Read Full »

How to treat perioral dermatitis presenting with skin burning?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is suffering from perioral dermatitis for two years. He was prescribed Tacrolimus, Eucrisa, Metronidazole 75 mg, and Cephalexin 250 mg. Now, his condition got worse. He suffers from skin burning. I do not know what to do. Please help us.   Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After looking at the picture, (attachment removed to protect patient identity) it looks like inflammation. You should use a very mild cleanser on his face like Cetaphil (Methyl Paraben with water) or Cerave (Water with Glycerin) and you can apply a gentle moisturizer to...  Read Full »

What should I do to get rid of dark circles and dry skin under my eyes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 39 years old. The skin under the eyes is dry, and I have had dark circles since a teenager. Now getting worse kindly suggest some applications cannot go for the surgical or other treatments.  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Sud

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have an undereye hollowing, which gives rise to the impression of you having dark circles because of changes in light reflection dynamics. This hollowing results due to the descent of cheek fat pads and thinning of the skin with loss of skin elastic support becaus...  Read Full »

Will skin dehydration on palms heal on its own?

Query: Hello doctor,I have dehydrated skin in my palms. How should I treat it? It is there for three months, and Cetaphil lotion for 20 days did not help.  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The lotion will not work. You should apply moisturizer in the form of thick cream or ointment form. Do not use harsh soaps. Wash hands with a mild cleanser and apply moisturizer immediately after drying with a soft towel. Avoid direct contact with any detergents ...  Read Full »

How long will it take to recover completely from balanitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have balanitis for the past 11 months. I have taken two tablets of Fluconazole with daily application of Candid Clotrimazole cream. Now I still have slight redness in the glans penis and sensitivity when I wear tight formal clothing at work. Any idea how long will this take to resol...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandip Pramanik

Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Balanitis can take a little more time to resolve. Apply moisturizer to the glans and prepuce. Do you have prepuce? Or are you circumcised? If you can upload the photo of the diseased part, it would have been convenient for me to diagnose.  Read Full »

What should I do to help my large pores and pimple spots?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 36 years old. I got large pores and many pimple spots on my face. Currently, I am using AHA glow face wash and Aqua oats moisturizer cream. But my face is getting very oily. If I am not using it, then it becomes very dry. At night, I am using Botanica 3D serum and Dervia CMS on my pi...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Are there inflammatory papules, pus-filled lesions, or painful nodulocystic pimples, or active lesions? Do you have post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation marks, melasma, or dark patches? Wash your face twice daily in the morning and night with Cetaphil cleanser (for...  Read Full »

I need a best treatment for scalp psoriasis.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering form scalp psoriasis from more than 5 years. Initially i have tried allopathy treatment then it got cured temporarily till the time i use those medicines and later on i have reached homeopathy treatment for 2 years but it was of no use. Can you kindly suggest a better t...  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, welcome to icliniq, Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder, which means your body’s immune cells are attacking the skin. There is no as such permanent solution, but the treatment is given to minimise the symptoms to a point that you dont get any lesions or itching and it is maintained at this b...  Read Full »

How to get rid of recurrent impetigo outbreaks on face?

Query: Hello doctor, I keep getting recurring impetigo outbreaks on my face. I have no idea how this keeps happening. Will change of place possibly related to my skin being extremely dry, but that cannot just be it. So I guess I am asking why does this keep happening? Can I stop impetigo from progressing ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case. First, you need to understand impetigo is a superficial cutaneous infection caused by staphylococcus or streptococcus. The bacteria enter into the skin when you contact any other infected products like bed linen or towel or from other per...  Read Full »

How to control eczema flare-ups?

Query: Hello doctor, I am looking for some advice about eczema as I am currently in a very bad flareup and suffering from inflamed, watery, extremely itchy, red, and broken skin. I have been given my fourh course of antibiotics and it will finish tomorrow. I am really concerned that I will flare up ...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Eczema is a condition that tends to recur again and again. In patients with recurring eczema there is defective skin barrier which makes these patients prone to eczema. Also, your IgE levels are quite high so you have atopic tendency also that is why you are so prone...  Read Full »

I used apple cider vinegar to remove a mole, but it left a pinkish scar. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, About 15 months ago, I used apple cider vinegar as a home remedy to remove a mole from the back of my calf. I applied the apple cider vinegar to the mole daily until it formed a scab, which later fell off leaving pink skin underneath. There is still a pinkish scar, which is very slowl...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Although the pictures are not clear (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I can perceive it as the junctional nevus. Using vinegar cause irritant reaction and thus causing the destruction of melanocytes, but unfortunately this method is not precise and does n...  Read Full »

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