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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Why do my blood reports show an elevated SGOT, SGPT, and low vitamin D and phosphorous levels?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 35 years old male. My BP is 130/85. I am taking Calaptin SR 120 mg twice a day for idiopathic RVOT NSVT which has been controlled by RF ablation procedure and under this continuous medication to control further ectopic beats. Under the continuous care of my cardiologist, this si...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post and the investigations you have posted. You have deranged fasting blood glucose which is 102 mg/dl which is in the pre-diabetic range. Your vitamin D level is very low. You will need a replacement. I suggest you start capsule Lumia 60K weekl...  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 »


Dr. Meha Malhotra

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 »

I have thick skin pads, redness, and pain when out in sunlight. What is it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have thick skin pads on my cheeks, and the symptoms have all the hallmarks of rosacea, redness, itchiness, pain in sunlight, blushing, etc. I was becoming very self-conscious of my face and wondered if I could do anything to reduce the symptoms. It started almost 10 to 15 years ago, but...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it seems to be a manifestation of rosacea. Please send good quality photographs taken in natural light to confirm the diagnosis and to provide you the proper treatment.   Read Full »

What treatment will you suggest for recurring acne?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from acne for a week. I used Clindamycin gel, but it is not effective. I have attached my photos. My acne goes and comes. Also, tell me which face wash, moisturizer, and sunscreen to use? Kindly suggest treatment for my acne.  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed the attached photographs (attachments removed to protect patient identity). I recommend you use Salicylic acid face wash twice daily and apply Benzoyl peroxide 2.5 percent gel twice daily on the affected areas. Along with this, take a course of a...  Read Full »

Why do I get yearly itchy outbreaks?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from this problem for a few years, and every year it seems to be worsening than the previous one. I am overweight, and I have lost about 15 pounds by working hard. I got yearly rash outbreaks on arms, especially forearms. I have diabetes and take many medications,...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like polymorphic light eruptions may be allergic contact dermatitis. I suggest the measures given below; 1. You can use full sleeve cotton shirts to cover the photo-exposed are...  Read Full »

My skin itches and hurts during workouts. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My skin hurts and itches during the workout, and also it gets hurt when I am out in the sun. When my body temperature is high, my skin starts to hurt and itch. After my body cools and my heart rate gets stable, the itching and pain stop. Especially in my face, chest, and back, I do no...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With your given history, it seems that you have developed photoallergic reactions due to chronic use of Doxycycline almost for two years. Maybe you have acne rosacea as there is frequent flushing, redness, and small lumpy red spots developed along with tiny blood vessel...  Read Full »

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. Pathave Hari Shivaram

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 »

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