Salicylic Acid

Salicylic acid is the key ingredient in most anti-acne products that are commercially available. It works by increasing the moisture in the skin and causes skin cells to stick together. Thus it is used to treat warts as it is easier to shed the skin. Its side effects are hives, itching, peeling skin, and tingling sensation.

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I have a painful white bump on my foot. What is it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a white bump on my right foot causing pain and stiffness. I am confused whether it is an abscess or ulcer. I have applied antibiotics ointment and taken some antibiotic tablets as well.  Read Full »


Dr. Shinas Hussain A P

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your description and photograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it seems that you have a plantar wart on your feet. You do not need to worry as it is a harmless condition and effective treatment options are available. I suggest yo...  Read Full »

I have two holes with hard surrounding in my foot. What is it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old. Before three months, I noticed two small holes beneath my right foot at a depth of 1 mm. Its surrounding has become hard. I feel pain when I press it. Also, the pain is like burning sensation and it is not itchy. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. These are corns. These are painful on pressure. They are best dealt with radiocautery, which is a simple office based surgery with cautery machine or by laser. It is a superficial procedure which would be performed by your dermatologist and only local anes...  Read Full »

I have some signs on my hand on the summer period. What causes it?

Query: Hello doctor,I have some signs on my hand on the summer period. No doctor gives me any idea what it is or what causes it? Or how to fix it? Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What are the symptoms in it? How long has it been there?  Read Full »

How to Remove Warts on Your Face?

Query: Hello doctor, Small skin warts are spreading on my face and neck drastically. Can you please suggest the cure for this kind of a virus infection? It started one and a half months back. But, I only recently realized that it is multiplying.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Golla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your concern is verruca planae. It is caused by the human papilloma virus. Avoid shaving until you completely get rid of the virus. Start Zinfate or Zitcare tablets twice daily for three months. It is a pure zinc tablet which boosts up your immunity. I suggest you plan...  Read Full »

Kindly comment on my psoriasis prescription.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from psoriasis in my palm. When I was 12 years old, I had this disease for the first time. After taking some medicines it disappeared. But, it used to come on and off. In the past one year, I have faced this problem quite often. In between, I had homeopathy. As it ca...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, your treatment is right. But, do not take Folitrax for long duration (Methotrexate) as it can adversely affect your liver and immunity. Also, if it is limited to palm and soles, then there is no need to take it. Because, Folitrax is meant for use in severe psori...  Read Full »

Why do I have white particles in hair?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old male. I have itchy scalp and hair fall with tiny white ball all over the head and also in shoulder. The balls are attached to the skin and coming out in nails with pressure. I have attached the photos along with this query. I am using anti-dandruff shampoo, which cur...  Read Full »


Dr. Avina Jain

Dermatologist, Venereologist, Cosmetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your history and from the photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity), you are suffering from acute dandruff with folliculitis.For further information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

Which shampoo is best for dandruff?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having problem of acute flaky dandruff and also itching in my hair. I have tried Topisal, Nizral and various other shampoos as well. However, there is no respite from dandruff. Please suggest me some good mediation as well as shampoo and oil. Currently I am under sugar and BP medica...  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your complaints. You should start with shampoo containing Salicylic acid and Ketoconazole. Use it every alternate day in the beginning. Once you notice improvement gradually taper it to twice weekly and then once weekly. Along with this apply, Clotr...  Read Full »

I am having permanent rashes on the sides of my neck. What are they?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had three scabs or sores on my body for a few months now and they did not heal. They are on my foot, back and hip. They are purple and red with a white dry patch over the top. They are extremely itchy. I also have a permanent rash on either side of my neck and outside my elbows....  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your query and concern. Over the neck, it seems that you have Poikiloderma of Civatte (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Poikiloderma of Civatte refers to redness associated with a mottled pigmentation seen on the sides of the neck, more c...  Read Full »

What treatment will you suggest for recurring acne?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having acne since a week. I used Clindamycin gel but it is not effective. I have attached my photos. My acne goes and comes. Also tell me which face wash, moisturizer and sunscreen to use? Kindly suggest treatment for my acne.  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed the attached photographs (attachments removed to protect patient identity). I would recommend you to use Salicylic acid face wash twice daily and apply Benzoyl peroxide 2.5 percent gel twice daily on the affected areas. Along with this take a course ...  Read Full »

Can you suggest medicines for pimples and dark marks?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33 year old, and I am suffering from severe pimples followed by dark marks on the face. I did so many chemical peels, and the condition did not improve. My friend told me to take Minocycline 50, so I am taking it since two months, and my pimples are improving. Can I take this ta...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Acne is a common problem during adolescence, and it is unlikely to have such severe acne at your age. However, there are instances when this could happen, such as a family history of bad acne, and it is totally acceptable. The treatment for acne depends on the grade and ...  Read Full »

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