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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My complexion has become darker after getting exposed to sunlight. What to do?
Query: Hello doctor, My natural skin tone is fair but my complexion became darker a few years back when I was under chronic sun exposure. What to do? Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. I suggest you wash your face with a mild face wash twice daily for 15 days. I also suggest you take a tablet of Vitamin C 500 milligrams once daily after breakfast for 30 days. Kindly consult a specialist, talk wi... Read Full »
I have been suffering from nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain after being exposed to the scorching sun. Why so?
Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from nausea, vomiting, and dizziness since yesterday. I am also having stomach pain and feeling cold. I was exposed to scorching sun heat after which I started feeling nauseous. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. It seems you have a gastric infection. So, I suggest you follow the instructions mentioned below. 1. Take plenty of water and electrolytes. 2. Take proper rest. 3. Take very simple and light foods for the nex... Read Full »
What causes a white patch with rashes on the skin?
Query: Hi doctor, I got some white patch with rashes. I feel it sometime itchy. It is the same for last two weeks neither increasing nor decreasing. Applied face cream and cow ghee. I have attached the photos for your reference. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the information provided. It most likely appears to be sunburn as seen in the photograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You could apply DesOwen (Desonide) mild potent steroid cream twice a day for five days. Alo... 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 »
I am unable to lose weight although I eat less and be active. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 41 year old female. I am having pretty bad acne, slight periods (almost like spotting), unable to lose weight. I gained 10 lbs extra in the past year. Although I am eating 1000 to 1200 calories a day and I am active, I am not losing. I did some blood and saliva tests and here a... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and saw each one of your attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have more or less normal test results. A slightly low cortisol is acceptable. You certainly have low vitamin D levels and you must take vitamin D supp... Read Full »
Why is my face darker than the rest of my body?
Query: Hello doctor, The color of the skin on my face is too dark when compared to the skin on my nose, cheeks, and rest of my body. How can I restore the original color on my face? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The skin often darkens due to tanning under the effect of UV (ultraviolet) rays. I would strongly recommend using a sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30. The sunscreen has to be applied at least half an hour before you go out and has to be reapplied every four hours till ... Read Full »
Why do I get rashes when I stay out in the sun for long?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21 year old male. Whenever I stay in the sun for a long time, my skin starts itching. Why is that? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are most probably suffering from photoallergy. Whenever you go out, use a sunscreen with SPF 15 or more. Apply it 20 minutes before going out and then reapply every four hours if you stay in the sun for very long. Start taking oral chewable vitamin C tablets for a... Read Full »
What could be the red, itchy butterfly rash on face other than rosacea?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 39 years old. I have a very bad red, itchy, weeping, scaly butterfly rash on my face which my doctor says is Rosacea. But it has responded to no treatments except steroid cream so far. I also have excessive watering, itching, and swelling of my eyes (ocular rosacea). Not sure if th... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity) it looks like rosacea. However, the possibility of lupus and allergies to sun exposure can not be ruled out. You should check out for lupus. Steroids are not given in rosacea, as initially, it may give a ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old male. My height is 168 cm and weight is 65 kg. I was diagnosed as diabetic one year ago with HbA1c 7.8 and fasting sugar 163. Then I took Kombiglyze XR 1000 mg one tablet a day four months. Then the test revealed HbA1c of 6.6 and fasting sugar 108. Then my doctor reduc... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Instead of Kombiglyze (combination of Saxagliptin and Metformin hydrochloride extended release) take tablet Tenepride (Teneligliptin) and also take Metformin (Exermet or Glyciphage) extended release 1000 mg in the afternoon. Get an x-ray of the pain region and ... Read Full »
I have a small red patch on my left forearm and two small red dots on my back. What could they be?
Query: Hello doctor, I have noticed a small red patch on top of my left forearm and two small red dots on my back. A doctor looked at the forearm last week and pressed it. She said the forearm is not cancer because it lost the color when pressed. Would you mind giving me an opinion on the three spots? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Skin cancer occurs in areas exposed to sunlight. If detected early, it can be treated quickly with less scarring. 1. Signs and symptoms are a non-healing sore that starts as a patch or rash, a growth that crusts ov... Read Full »