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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How to manage pimples?

Query: Hi doctor,I have what I thought was a pimple on the right side of my chin. This started about four days ago, but I noticed the dwelling to have gotten bigger yesterday only. However, a few days later, the inflammation area seems to have gotten more significant than what a pimple would typically have...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from an infected pimple on the right side of your chin, which is painful, inflamed, and getting more extensive than a regular spot. Pimple usually results from ...  Read Full »

How much weight gain is expected in the first month of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, Would you please explain what to expect in the first one to two months of pregnancy? If on the heavier side, how much weight gain is expected in the first month? Does everyone gain the weight right away? I also wonder about hormonal changes in the beginning. Is it common to experience...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepali Raina

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Congratulations on your pregnancy. 1. If your BMI (body mass index) is more than the average, a total weight gain of 7 to 8 kg is still expected. However, weight gain usually becomes apparent after four months or so. Before that, there should not be a drastic weight ch...  Read Full »

Can I have brain tumor or cancer by using hair dryer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am using hair dryer five days a week. Can I have brain tumor or cancer by using hair dryer? I have been using it for six months. My hairs are pretty well. I have a nice growth and I will oil my hair every day. Sometimes I have pimples in my scalp and there is a mild pain in my one side...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no connection between hair dryer use and brain tumor. So just relax and do not get worried about it. I just recommend using a good material hair dryer, without bad chemicals. Asbestos-containing hair dryers can increase the risk for lung cancer. For more in...  Read Full »

Why do my pimples come back when I stop applying Deriva?

Query: I have pimples problem on body,face and chest. I am using one prescription since 2 months,it is working fine.This was suggested by doctor whom i consulted before.its duration is 2 months. I don't know what to use now.previous prescription was good(good result). If i stop that pimples again will st...  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Deriva cream is combination of Clindamycin and Adapalene. Is there any irritation? burning? post application? Isotretenoin heals active Acne lesions. Azithromycin is Antibiotic to kill bacteria causing acne. Aquasoft is given to avoid dryness due to Adapalene in deriva and help in moisturizing ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of frequent pimples in the vulva?

Query: Hello doctor, I get a regular series of pimples every two to four days. The first and second day begins with itching and then the third day a pimple. One white pimple hurts around as it does if we get a fluid spot on face. As it is on a sensitive part, it hurts more there. The fourth day it reduces...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing to us. You can consult a gynecologist for proper examination and investigation to rule out the cause and take treatment accordingly. There may be two most common causes for your problem. Sebaceous cyst of the Bartholin gland and folliculitis is due t...  Read Full »

I have black spots on my face and upper back due to the popping of pimples. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a lot of black spots on my face and upper back due to the popping of pimples. To where it is darkening my skin making me uncomfortable with myself. I have been clueless about the medication I should use that would help my situation.  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case. The pigmentation which you are having will take at least 2 to 3 months to recover (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Please mix Azelaic acid and Vitamin C cream in equal amount and apply on lesion at night for two hours only...  Read Full »

How to remove pimples and the scars on my face?

Query: Hello doctor, I have lots of pimples and scars on my face. How can I remove it from my face? Please guide me.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pimple is somewhat hormonal and due to oily skin. Remember the following measures to control pimples. Do not use hair oil and avoid oily foods, chocolates and milk products. Do not use any steroid creams. Face wash and soaps are not the treatment and they do not help. D...  Read Full »

How to stop breakouts?

Query: Good day! During this pandemic my skin condition worsen and I had alot of breakouts especially on my cheeks and chin. I used vitamin c for 6mos. and I stopped a month ago because I thought that was also the cause of my breakouts. Since I saw video that "active ingredients" may also contribute to bre...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi i welcome you on icliniq I have seen your query and concern Firstly 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, etc, will help. If acne is severe then, oral medicines like a...  Read Full »

How can pimples and ringworm infection be cured?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter who is 14 years old have pimples all over her face and aside from that, she also has ringworm (I think) in her body. It looks like a red patch which is scaly and it grows bigger overtime. Her back, arms, and legs are the most affected area. I would like to know how can we ...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pimples are common after puberty in teenagers. But treatment should be taken for pimples as they may cause scarring and leave black spots. I would like to know wheather she has only blackhead and whiteheads or does she have painful red and yellow pimples also, as tre...  Read Full »

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

Query: I Am 32 unmarried, have sensitive and very reactive skin.. I used garnier colour on hair a month ago(1st time) since I have grey hair ..i developed lot of pimples on forehead, cheeks and chin.. I get these rashes/pimples if I use any cosmetics/cream on face or hair color.... I am unable to use any ...  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: welcome to iclinic, Please attach pictures of facial lesions for proper diagnosis and treatment plan.  Read Full »

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