Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is the discoloration of the skin after inflammation or injury. The skin can turn pink, brown, red, or black. This discoloration results from excess melanin production due to the way the skin heals after an injury.

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How to relieve severe pubic itching?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from severe itching near pubic area and the skin turned black. Previously, I had pubic lice issue, which was cured using Permethrin lotion. I am currently using Flucort-C cream, but it is not effective. Please suggest some medicine for it. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from tinea incognito (steroid masked fungal infection). Steroid is contraindicated in fungal infection and you were using a steroid on it, so you have made the condition worse. Nevertheless, I suggest the following medications. Consult a specialist doct...  Read Full »

Why has my skin become dark after applying TCA peel?

Query: Hi doctor, I applied 35 % TCA peel before two days and then I got some burning and redness on the area. It is all black now and also getting darker day by day. How can it heal faster? Is there a chance of leaving out scar?  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Did you apply the peel yourself? Please send the good quality photographs of your face to comment further. Revert back with the photographs to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

What causes redness on the cheeks?

Query: Hi doctor, I have some weird redness on my cheeks all the time no matter what weather it is. I have attached my photos for your reference. It is just there and it does not hurt at all. But, I want to overcome it. Is there any way? I am 18 years old now. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and description. It looks like melasma or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Melasma is an acquired pigmentation of sun-exposed areas. Areas that receive excessive sun exposure, including the c...  Read Full »

Are the acne-like growths on my chest cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I have attached a picture which is on my chest for about two years. It has not given me any problem. Around two years back I had a small acne like thing on my chest right side and it became like this ever since. The dermatologists I have visited have said it is nothing to worry about, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is there any complaint in it? Do you have any pain or burning sensation or itching? Revert back with the asked details to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

Please suggest a solution for blackness in the upper lip due to lip sucking habit.

Query: Hello doctor, When I was young I used to lick my lips a lot causing a red line above my lips and under my nose. One day I went out and came back with a permanent blackness above my upper lip (not my skin color). It lools like I have a mustache. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sidharth Sonthalia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, we would be able to help you the most if you are able to provide us with a clinical photograph of your condition. Based on the brief history you have provided to us, you seem to be suffering from Lip-lick cheilitis induced post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. ...  Read Full »

Why do I have dark spots all over my body?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31 year old female with three kids. When I was in my teenage, I developed red bumps which later on turn into acne. Most of the time I scratch them as they are very itchy and same with insect bites. I have a lot of dark spots now all over my face, buttock, back of my thighs and uppe...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please answer me the following questions to give more accurate treatment. How long it has been there? Is itching still there? Can you mention any exaggerating and relieving factor? Any area spared? How long have you been breastfeeding? Revert back with the answers to a de...  Read Full »

How to get the black line off my nose?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a horizontal black line on my nose from the past seven years. During the time of menses, it looks lighter, but on the other days, it looks darker. I applied everything from lemon juice, potato juice, cucumber, kojic cream, etc. But nothing works. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Golla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your concern may be post inflammatory hyper pigmentation or melasma. I suggest you try Lumacip plus (a combination of Fluocinolone topical, Hydroquinone topical and Tretinoin topical) cream. It is a triple combination cream. You can apply the cream on the pigmentation...  Read Full »

How does a dermatologist treat dark underarms?

Query: Hi doctor, I have dark underarms with dark spots. I also have a slight dark patch around the neck. Please prescribe me necessary medicines. I do not have thyroid or sugar. I have PCOD, and not under treatment right now.  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, I would say it is Acanthosis nigricans. Clinical photographs would have helped. Have you put on weight recently? I suggest applying Glyco-A 12% cream (Glycolic acid) at night over dark area. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her a...  Read Full »

Why should not I use Hh Zole cream for long term?

Query: Hello doctor, I have fungal infection in groins and underarms. My doctor suggested me to use Hh Zole and Clocip. After using Hh Zole cream alone I got better result. But, my doctor suggested me to continue with Clocip cream. Why should not I continue with Hh Zole? Please explain.  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hh Zole cream is a combination of Mometasone which is a mild steroid and Clotrimazole is antifungal. These combination creams are use initially used to control fungal infection with inflammation and itching. But, steroids cannot be used for long time since they have major...  Read Full »

What can be done about itchy cracks on scrotum that are spreading?

Query: Hello doctor, I have read your previous enquiry on a patient that had itchy-cracks on his scrotum and I am experiencing the same. I also have some white spots on my penis, also in the head. I did some tests before to see if it was a fungus, but the results were negative. I have been having this iss...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please answer the following: Is the scrotal skin dry and itchy? Any other symptoms like burning sensation? Does it involve only scrotum or other areas too? Any history of local ointments application over this area? What treatment have you previously taken for ...  Read Full »

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