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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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I would like to maintain a healthy skin. Kindly advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old female. I am writing to you as I have a keen interest in skincare and maintaining healthy skin. What are the fundamental principles of skincare, and how can I establish a personalized skincare routine that suits my skin type and needs? What are the most common skin...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We are elated to have you onboard at icliniq. I have gone through your query, and I do understand your concern. Skincare routine ideally depends on the skin type. Different types of skin types include: Oily skin: This type of skin causes oily secretions ...  Read Full »

I have a lot of freckles on my face. What could be done?

Query: Hi doctor,I have lots of freckles on my face. A skin expert advised me to use a day cream from a reputed brand. But my skin becomes very oily after using it. Please advise me on a suitable cream.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. According to your description, it seems to be freckles or ephelides, which are common in individuals who get sunburned easily and do not tan. On the other hand, it is uncommon among people who have dark skin. You can use 30 percent trichloroac...  Read Full »

I have pigmentations, freckles, and new moles on skin due to sun exposure. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have very pigmented skin due to sun exposure, and the freckles on my skin are evolving into moles. I feel embarrassed to wear a bikini in the summer. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. I have reviewed the pictures you attached (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity), it seems you not only have freckles but also seborrheic keratosis. Freckles, or ephelis, are common in individuals who...  Read Full »

Can Adderall tablets cause allergy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old male. My weight is 180 lbs and my 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 the left side of my neck became red randomly. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 such kind...  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 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, or parasitic infections. Whatever might be the cause; infections ar...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for sunburn injury?

Query: Hi doctor, I got a very bad sunburn on my left leg about a week ago. I am almost certain it was a second degree even though it did not blister. It was very red and hurted for at least three days. My ankle was swollen for two days as well. I am much worried about it as I am on holiday and did not see...  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query in detail and viewed the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and do understand your concern  Read Full »

Why do I have an odd mark on my stomach?

Query: Hi doctor, I have got some odd mark in my stomach and it has changed its appearance in two weeks. My doctor does not know what it is. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shaunak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I appreciate your question and it would help me even more if you could furnish me additional data like signs and symptoms from genesis to the present state, any medicines taken, and their effects. Please tell me what did the local doctor say and any other thing you notic...  Read Full »

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 »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 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 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 g...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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