Sun Exposure

Sun rays contain ultraviolet (UV) light, which is a form of radiation. Too much sun exposure results in sunburn, damage to the skin cells, and accelerate aging. It also results in skin cancer, skin spots, wrinkles, and fine lines.

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What kind of marginal excision is best for a superficial basal cell carcinoma?

Query: Hello, I have moles on my hand, and it bubbles when exposed to the sun. I did a biopsy, and the result came back as superficial basal cell carcinoma. I am a fair skin person with maximum sun exposure. Do I need surgery with wide margins, or will smaller margins be fine? Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Meena

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I can understand your concern. The resection margin for BCC (basal cell carcinoma) depends on various factors, including type and size of BCC, histology, site, etc. Based on these factors, BCC is divided into low and high-risk carcinoma. Superficial BCC is a histological...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for photodermatitis?

Query: Hello doctor, My father had sun poisoning three years ago, which resulted in an intense itching all over. He took a steroid cream and an antihistamine which helped to some extent, but the symptoms reoccur every summer. He has a somewhat dark complexion as he has been working in the sun for his whol...  Read Full »


Dr. Hari Pathave

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for providing information and, if possible, provide me photographs of sun-affected areas of the body to proceed with the treatment. Thank you.   Read Full »

Is vitamin E the right treatment for polymorphous light eruptions?

Query: Hello doctor, I have self-diagnosed myself with polymorphous light eruptions, and I know that sounds annoying to someone who has dedicated their entire career to skin care. But every time I am at the beach in extreme sunlight, around day 2 or 3, I start developing a bumpy and itchy rash. After much ...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvina Attavar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Vitamin E is a potent free radical scavenger and antioxidant. Free radicals are reduced oxygen elements, which are responsible for skin damage and photoaging. Vitamin E protects the skin from effects of acute and chronic sun exposure. However, vitamin E alone is not eff...  Read Full »

How long does it take to recover from a vitamin D deficiency?

Query: Hi doctor,Recently, I found that I have a vitamin D deficiency. I have a level of 9 ng/mL. How long will it take to come back to normal levels? I am taking medicines for a month. But still, I have a weird body pain with pins and needles. I have a burning sensation in my body and I feel tired. My B12...  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Vitamin D deficiency is a common condition to occur as we have a limited exposure to sunlight. Vitamin D is formed in the skin by the action of sunlight. I suggest you take a course of Cholecalciferol sachet or capsule 60000 IU once a week...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest some home remedies for restoring my dark skin.

Query: Hello doctor, We just went on a vacation, where we did a lot of beach activities, and the sun was very harsh. As a result, my skin has become dark, and it is slightly starting to peel. Please suggest some home remedies or skin cream to restore my skin. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your complaints are more in favor of photo tanning. Prolonged exposures to the sun without the use of adequate protection is the major underlying factor. However, it is possible to recover the normal skin complexion by taking adequate care as early as possible. The mos...  Read Full »

Why did I get many new moles on my fingers within a year?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29-years-old male. I am noticing new moles appearing mainly in my fingers for the past one year. They are raised, and I am unsure of what it is. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you do a biopsy to rule out malignancy. Kindly avoid sun exposure and use Photostable sunscreen (Methoxycinnamate, Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl, Tetramethylbutylphenol, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol, Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Diethylamino ...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest some ayurvedic cure for my headache.

Query: Hello doctor, I get headaches, especially when I wash my hair or when I go out in the sun. The climate is really hot here, and I stay indoors. But, I still get headaches, and my nose also pains a bit. I cannot stop washing my hair because of this. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you have mentioned here are indicating towards a migraine headache. However, no diagnostic test can surely rule out a migraine. Its diagnosis is mainly based on the symptoms. In a migraine, there is no definite pain, and pain occurs at any time. Some peop...  Read Full »

My hands have become brown due to sun tan. Kindly suggest some treatment.

Query: Hi doctor, My hands have become very brownish in the past few months, they were not this dark before. I think it is because of sun tan, but I am not sure. I have not tried using any creams, as I am afraid of the side effects. Please see the images, and suggest some treatment to restore the natural ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shalini Patodiya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, this is sun tanning. I can see clear demarcation at the arm level in your images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). First of all, you should avoid going out in the sun, and follow the following things. Wear full sleeves shirts. Carry an umbrella. A...  Read Full »

What causes small dark marks randomly on one side of the face?

Query: Hi doctor,What can be the reason for small dark marks which randomly appear on one side of my face?  Read Full »


Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As your query, Make sure you are not exposed to the sun. Avoid sun exposure, especially between 11 am to 3 pm. If at all, you must, then wear protective clothing, a full-sleeved shirt, a scarf to cover your face except the eyes, a broad brim hat, sunshades, broad su...  Read Full »

Are peeling brown freckles on the skin a sign of skin cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a dark red or brown large freckle appeared on my skin. I noticed it because it came on with a subtle stinging. It was there for a few days, and then it peeled right off like sunburned skin. Underneath was fresh white skin. Is this a form of cancer?  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and read the brief history. It does not look like anything you should be afraid of. Firstly, as your skin type is prone to sun damage, it should just be a sunburn as it is more likely to ...  Read Full »

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