A small pustule or papule that results from clogging of the sebaceous gland is called a pimple. The oil or sebaceous glands get clogged and infected and can result in swollen lesion filled with pus. Pimples can affect any body part like face, back, chest, etc.

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Kindly suggest a good treatment for my friend who has a lot of pimples, black spots, and warts.

Query: Hello doctor, I am sending the photos of my friend who has a lot of pimples, black spots, and many warts on his face and neck. He is not happy with the look on his face. He does not have any medical issues. Would you please suggest some better protocol for a complete cure and glowing skin? Thanks...  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest the following; 1) Apply Nadibact cream (Nadifloxacin) twice daily for 15 days on inflammatory lesions on the face and beard. 2) Ketoscalp shampoo (Ketoconazole and Zinc Pyrithione) on an alternate day for two weeks. After that, twice weekly for six week...  Read Full »

What causes sudden clusters of pimples?

Query: Hello doctor, I woke up today with three pimples on my left temples. It is not hurting, but just scary to look at. I am due for my periods. Can it be because of that? I do get pimples, but never in bundles. Seeing three of them popping up all at once, is freaking me out.  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be a premenstrual flare of acne. I suggest you wash your face twice daily. Use Saslic DS (Salicylic acid topical) face wash in the morning, and Acnedap plus (Dapsone) gel at night. Hope it helps. If you have any other question, please do not hesitate to c...  Read Full »

How to treat open pores after pregnancy in a natural way?

Query: Hello doctor,I had flawless skin until I got pregnant with my fourth child. I now have enlarged pores on my cheeks and top of my lips. I have tried exfoliating and other procedures, but nothing seems to help. I also developed melasma, and I have to wear makeup to cover it. It is making my pores look...  Read Full »

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Melasma and pores develop due to hormonal changes after pregnancy. It can also be due to consumption of oily and spicy fried junk foods. Sometimes, oral contraceptive pills and corticosteroids also cause those symptoms. Anxiety and stress can also cause melasma. ...  Read Full »

How to reduce the pimples present on my mouth, chin, forehead, and nose?

Query: Hello doctor, Around a year ago, some red pimples started appearing around my mouth, chin, forehead, and my nose. These small red pimples create a red area when seen from far away because they are very small and inflamed. It never disappears. My skin always feels stuck and not flexible and with a mi...  Read Full »

Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Do not apply Metronidazole gel, as there is also erythema over your face. I suggest you try doing the following. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start using the m...  Read Full »

Can hemorrhoids cause pimples on the inside of the anus?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a pimple on the inside of my anus. It started three months ago. It swells up and is sore when I wipe, but then after a few days, the swelling goes away, and there is no pain for a long time. I am taking Amoxicillin for my tooth infection and Voltaren for my whiplash after a car acci...  Read Full »

Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you have mentioned indicate the possibility of hemorrhoids (piles). These are due to swollen veins in the anus. Do not worry. Around 75 percent of people suffer from hemorrhoids at some point in life. Most of the time, it just appears worse than that...  Read Full »

After getting rash and pimples on my lips, it got spread all over my body. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 49 year old female, who has so far consulted two infectious disease doctors, my ENT, my primary care doctor, and a dermatologist. I believe I have an undiagnosed parasitic infection. I have a primary immune deficiency, for which I receive IV Ig every three weeks, and I am in g...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the images and culture report attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is clear that it is primarily not an infectious condition. To add to this, antibiotics are therefore not helping you much. There is one entity known as dermatitis artef...  Read Full »

Why are Clindamycin and Adapalene topicals not working on my pimples?

Query: Hi doctor,Last year I was prescribed Clindamycin topical and Adapalene topical for my facial acne. After a few months, my face was clear, and I stopped using them. I picked the prescriptions back this year when my face got worse (new pimples every day). Not only has it made my skin way worse for the...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Do you have any history of menstrual disturbance? Do you have PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease)? Please revert with answers.Regards.  Read Full »

Why do I get lots of pimples on forehead and chin on using any cosmetics?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 32 years old and unmarried. I have sensitive and reactive skin. I colored my hair a month ago (the first time) for my grey hair. Soon I developed a lot of pimples on my forehead, cheeks, and chin. I get these rashes or spots if I use any cosmetics or cream on my face or hair. I am u...  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understood your concern. Can you please attach some pictures of your facial lesions for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan? Thanks.  Read Full »

How to stop breakouts?

Query: Hi doctor,During this pandemic, my skin condition has worsened, and I had many breakouts, especially on my cheeks and chin. I used Vitamin C for six months. I had a sensitivity while I started using Vitamin C. I thought it was my skin purging since it was my first time using Vitamin C, and it lasted...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the query and understand your concern. But, first, you need to consult a dermatologist nearby to assess the grade and severity of acne. If acne is mild then, topical anti-acne creams like Clindamycin, Adapalene will help. If acne is severe, oral medicines like t...  Read Full »

What causes face itching and pimples?

Query: Hi doctor, I have recently (like a month) started to get acne and pimples on my face, and my face itches a lot throughout the day for no reason. I do not have any rashes or anything. It just randomly itches, and I have been trying to get rid of acne by taking Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) pills. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have would have sent a photo, it would have been easier to diagnose whether you are suffering from acne or something else. Acne is quite common at your age, and many people suffer from it, but it is not as itchy as you are describing it but if you are so sure tha...  Read Full »

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