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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Post plateletpheresis,my hand is turning bluish black.Please help me.
Query: Hello doctor, Post plateletpheresis, my hand is turning bluish black day by day. It is spreading wider and a slight pain occurs in such areas. I have attached pictures of the same. Is this a safe sign? Please help me. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and image (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: It appears to be previous subcutaneous bleeding. After donation, the vein and surrounding skin will require time to heal. The needle inserted for the proc... 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 »
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 »
My skin changed from thick to velvet, along with lesions or lumps on the cheeks, neck, jawline, and throat. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, My skin changed from thick to velvet in two weeks. There are lesions on the cheeks, neck, lumps under the skin on the jawline, and two lumps in the throat. Skull appears smaller and is now covered with large indentations. A computed tomography scan was taken three months before that sh... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It is seborrheic dermatitis, according to your symptoms and reports. My advice: Consult your specialist doctor, talk to them, and take medications with their consent. Apply cream Miconazole (Miconazole Nitrate) twice daily in the mornin... Read Full »
Why are my skin holes getting bigger after fat loss therapy?
Query: Hi doctor, After fat loss therapy, my skin holes are getting bigger. Also, I am losing my skin color now. I would like to know whether the machine is stuck to the body. What is the reason for this problem? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With your descriptions, it seems that you had undergone bariatric surgery or vibration plate machines to dissolve the fats. In the case of weight loss surgery, the skin shrinks and sagged since skin is an elastic living organ. Because of the loss of elasticity, the ... Read Full »
Why has the color of my skin changed?
Query: Hello doctor, After working out at a gym for three months, the color of my skin has changed. It is darker now as compared to earlier. I want to know the reason behind this and the solution of this problem too. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern very well, but let me make it very clear to you that working out in the gym will not have any sort of effect on skin color. Going to the gym is a step closer to a healthy life. Skin color is determined by melanin, a color pigment which i... Read Full »
What are the different types of nevus spilus?
Query: Hello doctor,I have a birthmark and I am pretty sure it is a nevus spilus. I read that there are two types of nevus spilus, papular and macular. Can you see my picture to see which type it is? Also, do I have to worry about cancer risk? I cannot see a dermatologist and I do not want to get it remove... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A nevus spilus is also called 'speckled lentiginous nevus'. These are dark spots on a flat tan background. There are no different types of nevus spilus. Also, you do not have to worry about cancer risk as there is very little chance of a nevus spilus turning... 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 »
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 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 »
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... Read Full »
Why does my skin appear light after undergoing cryotherapy to remove warts due to the HPV infection?
Query: Hello doctor, I have had (human papillomavirus) HPV symptoms, so I used the Condyline cutaneous solution and underwent cryotherapy to remove warts. However, my skin appears light after the treatment. I would like to know if this is scar tissue or something else. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can see that you have balanitis with a superficial fungal infection from the attached images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I suggest you apply Clotrimazole cream at night and wash the area with Dersil AF (Ketoconazole) body wash for 30 da... Read Full »
I used epilator on my face, which has caused redness. Please help.
Query: Hello Doctor, Two days ago I used an epilator on my upper lip, it became red and hurts a bit. Then I applied a cream to moisturize it. Today, after shower, I peeled it off. But the redness is still present. What do I do? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can clean the wound with warm saline water twice daily. You can apply some antibacterial creams like silverex (silver sulfadiazine) or soframycin (framycetin sulphate). It will heal on its own in a week's time, if not infected. If it does not heal, consult a derma... Read Full »