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 need a best treatment for scalp psoriasis.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering form scalp psoriasis from more than 5 years. Initially i have tried allopathy treatment then it got cured temporarily till the time i use those medicines and later on i have reached homeopathy treatment for 2 years but it was of no use. Can you kindly suggest a better t...  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, welcome to icliniq, Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder, which means your body’s immune cells are attacking the skin. There is no as such permanent solution, but the treatment is given to minimise the symptoms to a point that you dont get any lesions or itching and it is maintained at this b...  Read Full »

How to treat flaky skin and burning sensation in the scalp?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a skin disease on the scalp. The skin on the head becomes flaky and falling. Occasionally, there is a slight burning sensation at that particular place on the scalp. What kind of medicines should I use?  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Such flaking on the scalp can be due to seborrheic dermatitis or scalp psoriasis. I need to see this flaking on the scalp to provide you a definitive diagnosis. Please share a photo so I can assess and suggest treatment accordingly.  Read Full »

How to treat plantar warts on skin?

Query: Hello doctor, I had something like plantar warts on my skin. The warts are not there now, but the skin has become dry and swells up in white color when soaked in water for a long time. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Are you a diabetic? Do you have any chronic illness, an autoimmune disorder, psoriasis? Do you have a history of eczema of hand and share your previous treatment details? Do you have any contact with irritants or chemicals? Do you have any injury in the past? What i...  Read Full »

I have severe acne problem. It is increasing by the day. can you suggest some medicines?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old male. I am facing severe acne problem. I am currently using Doxy-1 L-DR Forte Capsule two times a day since 20 days and Persol-plus gel at night and Ahaglow-S face wash. Also, Aziderm cream 20 % and Cetaphil as a moisturizer. But it is painful and with pus. Sometimes, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. All the medications you are on are right. I agree with your treating doctor. Peeling is a procedure where fruit-concentrated extracts are used, such as Glycolic acid and many other (Salicylic acid) which help reduce the activity of the sebaceous glands and in turn...  Read Full »

How to manage dandruff?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a problem of dandruff. I have taken treatment and it never worked. I have used Selenium sulfide shampoo as well as Ketoconazole shampoo. After using these shampoos, I used to get relief for a day. But, on the next day, the dandruff again starts falling from my hair. Please help me ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shilpi Rajnish Gupta

Homeopathic Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The causes of dandruff are any of the following. Not enough hair brushing and shampooing, dry skin, chronic seborrheic dermatitis, diet without proper nutrition, mental stress and allergic reaction to any hair or skin care products. The dandruff treatment includes taki...  Read Full »

What are the treatment options to remove acne and acne spots?

Query: I have heavy acne problem all of a sudden. I have been following a routine of face wash with cetaphil and then keep washing my face with water and apply sunscreen. Then in the evening I wash my face with water and apply aloe Vera and at night I wash my face and apply benzoyl peroxide spot treatment...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Don't worry I'll help you with all your concerns. First of all acne in women can occur due to underlying hormonal imbalance. I always rule out hormonal imbalance in female patients with acne as most of the doctors just treat acne and do not address the underlying issue and that's why acne kee...  Read Full »

Will using Salicylic acid on moles cause any systemic problem?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old female. I have no medical issues and take no medications. I have had an issue with common and flat warts since I was in my early teens. I have had then frozen off, tried duct tape, ACV, homeopathic remedies basically everything. If common warts on my fingers did go ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern, but from the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) it just looks like just an eroded lesion and cannot really tell it is basic form because it is manipulated with the acid for seven days or more. However, if you go to the...  Read Full »

How to treat psoriasis?

Query: Hello doctor, I might be suffering from psoriasis. I have a flaky, reddish, itchy hairline, back of my ears, and almost on my temples. How can I treat that? At first, I thought it was dandruff but as I started to see the flaky skin emerging towards the hairline and gradually towards the back of t...  Read Full »


Dr. Hari Pathave

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for providing information. Kindly hold on a minute, I am typing detail answer and explanation of your query.  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a treatment for acne breakouts.

Query: Hi doctor, I have had good skin for all my life. People would even compliment me on it at times. This changed a while ago. I have been involved in bodybuilding for the last year and decided to start taking creatine roughly three months ago. Before that, I did not notice any effect of exercise on my ...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Body building supplements more often cause acne on face and body. This will gradually improve as you have stopped using the supplements. Chin lesions do take longer to heal, may take two to three months. Continue taking natural protein supplements and doing work out. Cli...  Read Full »

Kindly recommend a skin routine to get rid of acne.

Query: Hi doctor, I an 28 years old and I have a skin problem on my face such as acne, blackheads, big pores, etc. It is usually not that bad but once my spot is gone, I have a red mark that could stay on my skin very long. As a result, all my skin looks a bit reddish due to spots marks. I would say my s...  Read Full »


Dr. Vikash Paudel

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Skin in adolescent and young adult are covered with sebum secreting glands mostly over face and trunk. They increase during the summer and varies according to menstrual cycle. Besides oily cosmetics can hamper the acne formation process and aggravte the problems. You ...  Read Full »

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