It is essential to protect the skin from the harmful effects of sun rays with the help of sunscreen lotions. This prevents the incidence of many types of skin cancer. The sun protection factor (SPF) number mentioned on sunscreen lotions indicates the level of protection it offers from the sun's ultraviolet rays.
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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 »
A scrub caused a scar in my face. What to do?
Query: Hi doctor, I have done PRP and my skin peeled so much. Unfortunately after 10 days of peeling, I used the scrub in my face. It started itching and the next day I had a brown scar in my cheek. How can I remove it? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.I have noted your concerns. In a case like yours, who had undergone PRP (platelet-rich plasma) I would recommend the following measures. Sponge the area frequently with soft tissue or towel by dabbing or directly applying mild pressure but avoid rubbing. Avoid sun exposur... 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 »
Why does my sister suffer skin rashes and itching whenever she goes out in the sun?
Query: Hi doctor, My sister is suffering from skin rashes. It comes and goes. Whenever she goes out in sunlight, the parts of the skin exposed to the sun are turning red and start itching. It disappears after a couple of hours. When we did blood test, IgE level is 220 IU/mL. What is the problem? Can this ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your sister might be suffering from photoallergic dermatitis. Please send the photographs of the lesion for confirmation of diagnosis and treatment. Serum IgE is a little bit raised and again indicates an allergic response to sunlight. For further information consult a ... Read Full »
I am having permanent rashes on the sides of my neck. What are they?
Query: Hello doctor, I have had three scabs or sores on my body for a few months now and they did not heal. They are on my foot, back and hip. They are purple and red with a white dry patch over the top. They are extremely itchy. I also have a permanent rash on either side of my neck and outside my elbows.... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your query and concern. Over the neck, it seems that you have Poikiloderma of Civatte (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Poikiloderma of Civatte refers to redness associated with a mottled pigmentation seen on the sides of the neck, more com... Read Full »
Can Adderall tablets cause allergy?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 year old male. My weight is 180 lbs and height is 5'10". I was prescribed a generic brand of Adderall 20 mg about a year ago. It truly has improved my lifestyle. Up until about two months ago everything was fine. I noticed that on the left side of my neck became red randomly. I... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern and I appreciate your effort for a detailed and meticulous history. Since you are on tablet Adderall 20 mg, which is Amphetamine, it can cause photoallergic cutaneous side effects. It is true that initially for a few months you have no suc... 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 »
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 »
Please suggest ways to protect me from sunlight.
Query: Hi doctor, Two years back during my holidays, I developed a large rash over the whole of my legs. It was described as petechiae when I got back to my native. The infection had got into my blood stream and my white blood cell count was extremely high. It took some time for it to return to normal. I a... Read Full »
Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The problem quoted by you as a petechia with blood stream infection and increased white blood cell count is broad in the sense it can include, Sepsis due to bacterial infection. Viral hemorrhagic fever. Parasitic infections. Whatever might be the cause; infe... 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 »
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 »