Skin Changes

Changes in the skin color and texture can be signs of some underlying health condition, or it indicates problems of the skin. Changes in the skin color can be seen with sunburn, rosacea, contact dermatitis, eczema, vitiligo, basal cell carcinoma, and other skin cancers.

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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 »

Does IPL change the texture and permanently damage the skin?

Query: Hi doctor, I got IPL for dry eyes almost one month ago. Since then, I noticed that my skin is different in texture in some parts. I will post a picture. I have seen a dermatologist who said that this healing process could take months. Should I trust them, or will it permanently damage my skin? I wo...  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The area after IPL (intense pulsed light) treatment becomes sensitive. So please make sure to take proper care to avoid these side effects. These instructions (pre and post-treatment care) are given to the patients before the therapy. I hope they had given you counselin...  Read Full »

What causes dark red and purple lines in the inner thigh?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years old, and I am 58 kg by weight and 4.11 inches by height. I have dark red and purple lines in the inner thigh, and I do not experience symptoms.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What are the symptoms in it, and how long has it been there? Do you have any other affected areas? Also, please send me few more photographs.  Read Full »

My skin was damaged after using cortisone cream. How to heal it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old. I am trying to find a way to heal my skin after abuse of cortisone creams. Quite specifically, in between my eyebrows, my skin is seriously thin and looks damaged. I stopped using the cortisone creams before four years, and I was given them to use due to allergic rea...  Read Full »


Dr. Rashmi Singh

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.How long did you use cortisone cream over the face?Repair of steroid induced damage requires a lot of patience.In mild to moderate cases, gentle cleanser - Cetyl alcohol based with barrier repair agents containing Ceramide and Hyaluronic acid suffice.In cases where damag...  Read Full »

Why am I having patches on chest and back?

Query: Hello doctor, I am just now noticing these patches on my skin and would like your input. My skin does not itch but I have been noticing patches on my chest and it is all over my back.  Read Full »


Dr. Touseef Ansar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. These patches are due to fungal activity. Let me suggest you some medicines. You should apply and give me feedback.  Read Full »

The skin on the back of my hands is changing color. What is this?

Query: Hello doctor, The skin on the back of my hands is changing color. My skin is dark in some places and lighter in others. My knuckles look darker like they have a black patch. What is this? Currently I am on Alyacen 1/35. I was taking Ferrous sulfate two pills per day.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Golla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If possible forward a few pictures of the affected area to guide you through precisely.  Read Full »

I have white patches in thigh area and waistline.What could this be?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old female. I have developed white patches in thigh area and waistline. There is no itching, irritation or pain. Also small white marks are developing in my neck region. What could this be?  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How long has it been there? Also attach photographs of the affected areas and revert back to a dermatologist online -->  https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  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 »

I used to pull the hairs grown on my neck, and my skin is horrible to look. How to clear my skin?

Query: Hello doctor, I started growing hair on my neck when I was about 12, and since then I have pulled the hairs out with my finger, dug the skin with my nails to get the hairs out of the bumps, used razors and also tweezers. Now my skin looks horrible is scarred up pretty mad. I am embarrassed at how m...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaunak Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have a case of pseudofolliculitis barbae, although a term reserved for male beard condition, you got it because of tampering and ill hair removing practices. Treatment includes manual correction of ingrown hair (visit your dermatologist) under magnification. Your...  Read Full »

My butt and skin between my thighs got dark. What is the cause and cure?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an issue related to my skin, and my skin got dark between my thighs in the private part, and also butt got dark. And I have like dull skin near my private part and in the butt. My upper and down surface is fine. What is the issue and cure?  Read Full »


Dr. Rabia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The skin of these parts are naturally darker than rest of body, especially in skin types from three to six. This pigmentation can be reduced by regular application of Vitamin C and Kojic acid-containing combination products to these areas. Add antioxidants to your di...  Read Full »

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