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 there are black dots in my nail fold?

Query: Hi doctor,I am getting black dots deep in my longitudinal nail fold that seem like a root. The skin around it gets soggy and white when soaked. I think it is some type of keratin thriving bacteria or fungus. Also, they appear under nails like splinter hemorrhages but seem to burrow under the nail be...  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.After going through the pictures (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it looks like a mixed infection affecting the nails as well as adjacent tissues.So here is what you can do to promote healing:1. Apply antibiotic ointment Mupirocin along with an antif...  Read Full »

I have extremely dry skin on my eyes and eyelids. How to treat it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 52 year old male with type II diabetes. For the past few weeks, I have had extremely dry skin around my eyes, particularly on the corners and on my eyelids. Lotions tend to make my skin red rather than resolve my issue. When the lotion dries, it cracks and peels again. The problem...  Read Full »


Dr. Chaitra Prakash

Cosmetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There appears to be a little inflammation and scaling of skin (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I suggest you apply Desonide lotion and Mupirocin cream twice a day to the affected area. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take trea...  Read Full »

I have painful and itchy rashes on my neck. How to cure it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a terrible, painful and itching rash on my neck since 20 days. I have taken Benadryl, Claritin, Allegra and now Zyrtec with Fluocinonide ointment. Before that, I used Triamcinolone Acetonide and Cortizone-10 cream. Nothing is working. I had similar problem thrice before due to all...  Read Full »


Dr. Chaitra Prakash

Cosmetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As I can see from the picture uploaded (attachment removed to protect patient identity), there is some redness and there are few sores. There might have been a contact dermatitis. You could find relief from using Cetaphil moisturizer and Mometasone and Fusidic acid cream ...  Read Full »

I have a clear yellow substance that crusts over my skin pores. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I have suffered from acne since I was in high school and have used over-the-counter creams such as Benzoyl peroxide. The sides of my nose produce a clear yellow substance that crusts over my pores. When I clean the area and the crust is removed, it then produces the liquid again. I have h...  Read Full »


Dr. Chaitra Prakash

Cosmetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could possibly be an infection of the sebaceous gland. Please provide a picture of your problem. Revert with the pictures to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

Will skin dehydration on palms heal on its own?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a dehydrated skin in my palms for the past three months. I am using Cetaphil lotion for 20 days. But it did not help me. Kindly suggest.   Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Using lotion will not help you. You can apply moisturizer in the form of thick cream or ointment. Do not use harsh soaps. Wash your hands with a mild cleanser and apply moisturizer immediately after drying your hands with a soft towel. Avoid having direct contact wi...  Read Full »

My partner has white patches literally from the shoulder to toes. Is it caused due to eczema?

Query: Hi doctor,My girlfriend is 20 years old. She suffers from mild and controllable eczema. But for the past six months, she has some worsening effects due to skin irritation. It has affected her self esteem. She has varied white patches on the skin. It is dry and itchy. Around twenty percent of the bod...  Read Full »


Dr. Rashmi Singh

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is necessary to consult a dermatologist soon and get a biopsy done. As it looks like atopic eczema, your history concurs with it and it is good to rule out other possibilities as the disease is widespread. Apply moisturizer multiple times a day on the affected region...  Read Full »

I have a lesion that spreads from the arms to stomach and back. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, It started with a burning sensation on my neck and then I have noticed red dots in the inner side of my arms. Then it spread to my stomach and back. They itch sometimes. I have previous history of psoriasis on my knees, but this is different. I also had shingles when I was 7 years old.  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and read your given history. Your case looks like a guttate psoriasis. This type of psoriasis occurs in individual who had plaque psoriasis and developed sudden appearance of an outbreak of red d...  Read Full »

I have dark-colored dry patches around my mouth. Please suggest some medicine.

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from dark colored dry patches around the mouth, which are swollen and very painful. I am only on some cream for acne. Please recommend some medicine for dry patches.  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your history and clinical images (attachment removed to protect patient identity) are suggestive of a perioral variant of acne. Also, long term use of certain creams for acne can make your skin susceptible to such patches at the angles of your lips. Kindly mention the dur...  Read Full »

Why do I have a weird rash on my foot for a year?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a weird rash on my foot. That has been persistently itchy, peeling and building. It does not burn, but it is unappetizing to look at. I do take Lyderm for it. It seems to stop the itching, but not the spreading of the rash. It has been on my leg for a year now. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is most probably stasis dermatitis (attachment removed to protect patient identity), which occurs in people with poor circulation and in serious cases may develop into ulcers. Stasis dermatitis is common in people above 50, especially if have heart diseases or o...  Read Full »

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 »

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