Pigmentation is the number of melanin pigments present in the skin, which determines the skin color. Pigmentation disorder can result in light or dark patches on the skin. The common pigmentation disorders are birthmarks, hemangiomas, albinism, vitiligo, and melasma.

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What are these freckle-like spots on my nose and cheeks?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21 year old female. On my nose and some parts of the cheeks, there are freckle-kind of spots which I thought was alright to have. But, now I noticed that it is increasing from the last few years. What are these? Are these pigmentations or freckles? Can it be removed totally? Wha...  Read Full »

Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly send me an imageof your condition.   Read Full »

I have small patches of asymptomatic white skin on my glans. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I have got small patches of asymptomatic white skin on my glans. I had them for years but was told it was just skin pigmentation. So I’m just wondering, are there any creams or ointments that I could use to restore some natural color or even get rid of this white, pale skin pigmentat...  Read Full »

Dr. G.s.s. Sandeep

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is it possible to forward a few clear pictures of glans? I can guess a few differential diagnoses here. 1. Candidiasis: It is a normal fungal infection. Start using Ketoconazole cream once daily after bath for 15 days. 2. Post-inflammatory hypopigmentation: Due to ...  Read Full »

How to treat dark lines on the upper lip?

Query: Hello doctor, I have recently developed dark lines that align with my upper lip and curves downwards when I smile. I have no idea what this can be and how to treat it. Please let me know if you can help me. I use a cream to help with my acne, but I have been using it for the past four years now an...  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and read your history, and what you are having is pigmentary demarcation lines. Pigmentary demarcation lines can cause an appearance of uneven pigmentation over the face that can be wors...  Read Full »

I am a 30-year-old lactating mother suffering from facial wrinkles and pigmentation. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old lactating mother. Recently I got fine lines and wrinkles on my face. I also developed pigmentation around the mouth and nose, and itching is also present sometimes. I have been facing skin problems for the past eight months during my pregnancy. I have combination skin. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I would like you to attach a clinical picture of skin problems to assess and guide you accordingly. I suggest you do the following: 1) Avoid direct sunlight. 2) Use Photostable sunscreen (Bemotrizinol, Bisoctrizole, Uvinul) daily from 9 AM to 12...  Read Full »

I have black marks and pimples on one side of my face. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I have black marks and pimples on my face.There are black patches and pigmentation on one side of the face for a long time.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.You can go for the following treatment:Apply Kojic (Kojic dipalmitate, Potassium azeloyl diglycinate) cream at night on the dark patch for 20 days.Wash face with Ahaglow (aloe vera, Acrylate copolymer, Sodium laureth sulfate) face wash twice daily for 20 days.Take the table...  Read Full »

What is the cause for itchy red spots in the hard and soft palate?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I noticed red spots in my hard and soft palate. At times, especially after eating spicy food and in the early morning, I find the entire area itchy, and I tend to scratch it unknowingly during the night. I am concerned if it is a serious issue that needs a physical evaluatio...  Read Full »

Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for briefing the concern. I am unable to open the attached image. Could you please resend it? Once I look at it, I will be able to guide you better.   Read Full »

I have white, acne like boils on my face. What could it be?

Query: Hi, I have acne like boils on my face. When it comes in contact with sweat and water it looks white. What could it be?   Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This could be an entity called milia. Milia are small white bumps that appear superficially on the skin. There are several treatments for the same. Do not try to squeeze the lesions. It will lead to pigmentation. To confirm if the lesion is milia, attach pic...  Read Full »

Why is my eczema flaring up after ten years?

Query: Hello doctor, I was suffering from eczema since childhood. But it was not showing any symptoms for the past ten years. Now, my skin started itching suddenly about a week ago, and my eczema flared up on my arm. And also, my lips started itching, and there are brownish patches on the inner lip. The...  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your attachments (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity) Kindly answer the following questions to help you better; 1) Is there itching over lips? 2) Did you make any changes in your diet? Because some people may...  Read Full »

Does pityriasis rosea cause white patches on the face, which leaves pigmentation after healing?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past one week, I have small white patches on my face and red patches on my neck. It is getting increased day by day. I recently ate papaya (but I used to take it every year, seasonally). I started using a facial moisturizer (Nature's Quest) after six to eight months gap. But I di...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. But there are no attached photographs in your message. Kindly send a picture of the affected area to assess the condition and suggest the appropriate diagnosis and treatment.  Read Full »

What are the different types of skin pigmentations?

Query: Hi doctor, I have some red dots around my ankles, feet, and legs. They are permanent because they tend to fade but show up more red after showers or during the night. I recently saw them like two to three months ago, and they may be present for a long time, but I did not know. I saw four doctors at...  Read Full »

Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are doing well and safe in the pandemic. I am a hematologist, and I have been treating blood diseases for the last couple of decades. I closely inspected your images (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). A few of the spots were pigmentati...  Read Full »

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