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 are the red spots on my nose that are not healing for a long time?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a red spot on my nose that would not heal for months. It has not formed a scab. I was worried it might be a broken blood vessel. Is that possible? I do not think it is an ingrown hair because I have looked and do not see one.  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your query and concern and examined your picture (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). With your descriptions and given picture, it seems you have freckles or nevus. 1. Freckles or ephelis are common in individuals who sunburn easily and do...  Read Full »

I have itching, stinging, occasional burning sensation, and small red inflammation all over my body, which increase with sunlight exposure. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23-year-old, and I have itching all over my body. It feels like a stinging and occasional burning sensation, especially in my palm and the sole of my foot. However, there is no visible inflammation. I only see inflammations like tiny red bumps whenever it worsens, like stepping into ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. According to the given history, they are likely to be solar urticaria. The appearance of red itchy hives or rashes after getting exposed to sunlight is urticaria. It can last for a few minutes to hours and then sub...  Read Full »

I need your suggestions on which sunscreen to use.

Query: Hi doctor, I am in a little trouble. Summer has started where I live, and I am addicted to playing cricket, whatever the weather or climate be. From last two weeks, I have noticed that my face color has become darker due to the sun. So, I am a little confused about which sunblock cream to use. I ne...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sun protection factor or SPF blocks damaging UV rays, which are responsible for skin aging, darkening, sunburn, and malignancy. I would advise you to use sunscreens that are a multi-spectrum or broad spectrum, which blocks both UV-A and UV-B rays. Select Sunscreen acc...  Read Full »

How to treat dark circles?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 23 year old female. My BP and sugar are normal. How to treat dark circles?  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This condition is very much related to lifestyle. In females it is mostly due to stress, poor sleep, poor nutrition and excessive blood loss due to menstruation and excessive work load. Other condition like fever, typhoid, malaria, thyroid and long-term chronic disease c...  Read Full »

My face turns red when I am exposed to sunlight. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old male trying to achieve an overall good facial complexion. For a number of years now my skin seems to be a bit damaged and has a lot less color to it than the rest of my body. My face seems to have general redness which is accelerated in the winter. I wash my face dai...  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Right now, you are having photocontact dermatitis, which is redness of exposed skin parts on exposure to sunlight. This may be followed by hyperpigmentation and that is why you are observing different facial skin tones as compared to the rest of the body. I sug...  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 »

My doctor has not prescribed any treatment for osteopenia. Is this sound advise?

Query: Hello doctor, I am concerned about my moderately-high calcium levels. I am in my late thirties, in excellent shape and play competitive sports. I am very careful about maintaining a clean diet. Over the past four years, I have had elevated glucose (a1c 6.3) and elevated serum calcium (fluctuating be...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned, it appears that you do have diabetes for which Metformin is an appropriate treatment. As for your calcium levels, you have absolutely normal serum as well as urinary calcium levels. You do have osteopenia, for...  Read Full »

Based on my CBC report, please suggest a further course of action.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 50 years old. I am getting muscle pain in legs if I walk a long distance. Also, I am an asthma patient and currently on Theo Asthalin forte tablet and inhaler. Today, I had a complete blood checkup. In the report, the following are highlighted. Total bilirubin count 1.31, red cell di...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H. Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: Your vitamin B12 level is mildly low, which has resulted in early changes in RBC (red blood cell) size. In vitamin B12 deficiency, macrocytes ...  Read Full »

Is it possible to remove milia with a needle?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a noticeable milia spot on my cheek. My dermatologist said that she would extract, but it could leave a dented scar. I have read that it does not scar. I am very nervous and unhappy with this milia, which looks like a big whitehead. Will it be safe to get it extracted? I have panic...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Milia are a white material containing papule type lesions that mainly presents over the face. Milia are due to sun exposure. Long term sunlight exposure cause sweating and mild sunlight reaction and in turn form milia. If you notice the area, then you will come to kn...  Read Full »

Why does my body tan easily?

Query: Hello doctor, My whole body gets very tanned these days. So, tell me any cream or lotion to clear it.  Read Full »


Dr. Tahir Shehzad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Apply some sunblock whenever you go out. You can use Mineral UV 100 sunblock. Tanning is of two types. Immediate tanning which comes within minutes of sun exposure and goes away within hours. Delayed tanning which comes after repeated sun exposures and stays for a lo...  Read Full »

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