Skin Care

A daily routine that protects your skin and enhances its appearance is called skin care. It includes eating a healthy diet, avoiding sun exposure as much as possible, and the use of skin care products. Following a proper skin care routine is essential to prevent dermatitis, the skin from drying out, and becoming too oily.

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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 get rid of perioral dermatitis?

Query: Hi doctor, Four years back, I started taking Isotretinoin as I had acne and perioral dermatitis. After six months, everything went away. After eight months, I got redness around my mouth and so the doctor gave Isotretinoin 10 mg for a month with Metrogel. It helped me. After a year, redness aroun...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have erythema, then you still have active perioral dermatitis. Continue using Metrogel ointment (Metronidazole) once daily afternoon for 15 days. You can apply Tacrolimus cream once daily in small quantity at night for 15 days. Start taking Zinc tablets. It helps...  Read Full »

Please suggest a lotion or cream for my combination skin.

Query: Hi doctor,I have combination skin. I have blackheads with normal pores. I am acne-free. I have two questions. What is the best lotion that can be used on the face and body? Is it good to use them in my skin?   Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is important to follow a healthy skin routine for having healthy skin. You can start cleansing your face with facewashes. You can use soap-free cleansers like Cetaphil or Cerave or D-acne (Clindamycin). Avoid using foamy facewashes. For visible pores presenting with ...  Read Full »

What is the best way to get rid of scars and improve skin complexion?

Query: Hello doctor,My complexion is breaking out terribly. I used to take the antibiotic Adoxa, which cleared up my skin completely with no side effects. Is there a way to have this prescription?  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can use Nadibact cream in the daytime, Epiduo gel at night for 15 days (on pimples). Apply for 30 minutes and then wash off gently. If there is no irritation, you can keep it overnight and wash it off the next day. Take tablet Doxycycline 100 mg once a day aft...  Read Full »

I had bleach on my arm during blood tests. Will it affect the results?

Query: Hello doctor, I had blood tests done. There was some Clorox cleaner or bleach on my arm. Can this affect the result?  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Whenever blood is drawn for test, the specific area is cleaned and then needle is inserted into vein to draw the blood into a sterile tube. Even if there is bleach in skin after cleaning, the negative pressure to draw blood ...  Read Full »

What causes cyclic itching of the skin in arms and back?

Query: Hi doctor, My grandfather aged 85 years is having a lot of itching on his body. The main areas are his arms and back. There is a lot of inflammation at times and all of a sudden the inflammation increases and then goes down. It appears in cycle. He has been prescribed with the following medicines na...  Read Full »


Dr. Vinay Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have examined the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) as well as carefully noted the details provided. I understand your concerns and will do my best. From the pictures and details, it seems closest to the situation caused by a parasite tha...  Read Full »

Do acid toning help in skin care?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know how does our skin change through the decades? How our skin changes in our 20s, 30s, 40s, and beyond? Also, looking for tips on how to care for our skin. What products we should be used for certain problems? When should we start acid-toning? How about retinol produ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rabia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Our skin undergoes aging process continuously. There are two types of aging going on in an individual. Intrinsic aging that is inherited (in our genes) and the other is extrinsic aging (that is due to environmental factors most importantly the sunlight). With aging, th...  Read Full »

What are the 10 rules girls with glowing skin follow?

Query: Hello doctor, What are the 10 rules girls with glowing skin follow?   Read Full »


Dr. Rabia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. They drink plenty of water that keeps skin hydrated and fresh. 2. Fresh fruits and antioxidant diet. 3. Avoidance of sunlight and proper sunprotection. 4. Use of Vitamin C cream on regular basis. 5. Good moisturizer application to prevent from capping and weather...  Read Full »

I have uneven skin complexion and dark skin. Please advice any cream to improve my skin color.

Query: Hello doctor, I have uneven skin complexion and dark skin. Can you please tell me any cream or foods that improve my skin and skin color?  Read Full »


Dr. Srinivas Goud B

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that you have an uneven and dark complexion. You need to eat a lot of fruits, drink a lot of water, and this should help improve your skin health and skin tone. Also, while going out in the sun please use a sunscreen with SPF 50 to prevent the tanning of...  Read Full »

Can I use Cotaryl cream for dry and flaky skin?

Query: Hi Doctor, I am suffering a disease called Ichthyosis. It is genetically causing dry skin problem and fish like scales. Kindly help me with a solution for this.  Read Full »


Dr. Kalpana Pathak

Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing to us.Ichthyosis as you rightly mentioned is a genetic condition leading to excessively dry and flaky skin. There is no cure for this condition, but it can be controlled by using right medications and thus bringing the normal texture back. For the same, follow these suggesti...  Read Full »

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