Sunscreen is a product available in the form of lotion, spray, gel or cream to be applied on the face, hands and other sun-exposed surfaces of the body. Each sunscreen has a specific SPF (sun protection factor) mentioned on the package which is a measure of the protection it provides from UV rays. Higher the SPF, better the protection.

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Why are green lines seen on my body when exposed to ultraviolet light?

Query: Hi doctor, I used a UV light on my body and saw lots of green lines on my body. I have lots of green lines when I shine a UV light on it. Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do you have any visible lesions without UV (ultraviolet) light? Any itching or any other symptoms? Kindly answer the above questions for further help.  Read Full »

Kindly suggest some home remedies for restoring my dark skin.

Query: Hello doctor, We just went on a vacation, where we did a lot of beach activities, and the sun was very harsh. As a result, my skin has become dark, and it is slightly starting to peel. Please suggest some home remedies or skin cream to restore my skin. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your complaints are more in favor of photo tanning. Prolonged exposures to the sun without the use of adequate protection is the major underlying factor. However, it is possible to recover the normal skin complexion by taking adequate care as early as possible. The mos...  Read Full »

My face complexion is much darker than my chest. How to regain it?

Query: Hi doctor,My face complexion is much darker than my chest. The reason may be overexposure to sun and pollution. Please suggest me ways to get fair skin.  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Tanning is a common issue in countries with a predominantly longer summer. However, there are many effective ways to regain the fair complexion using depigmentation creams, chemical peels, lasers, etc. In addition to those, the most important step is to use a pr...  Read Full »

My hands have become brown due to sun tan. Kindly suggest some treatment.

Query: Hi doctor, My hands have become very brownish in the past few months, they were not this dark before. I think it is because of sun tan, but I am not sure. I have not tried using any creams, as I am afraid of the side effects. Please see the images, and suggest some treatment to restore the natural ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shalini Patodiya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, this is sun tanning. I can see clear demarcation at the arm level in your images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). First of all, you should avoid going out in the sun, and follow the following things. Wear full sleeves shirts. Carry an umbrella. A...  Read Full »

I have rough skin on my face. How to limit the signs of aging?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male with quite rough skin on my face, which I am not happy with. I was wondering if you could provide me with some advice on what I can do to limit the signs of aging, specifically forehead lines and also the dry look on my skin. I think my problem is sun damage. I ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, you can go for Botox (Botulinum toxin) nevertheless I would suggest you to use Cellex C serum and Hydra 5B complex twice daily. It contains vitamin C, which is a potent antioxidant, helps in collagen synthesis. Hence, alteration of aging sign and carries no side eff...  Read Full »

Can I take Glutathione for skin whitening?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old. Can I prefer Glutathione treatment for skin whitening? If yes, then please response with the duration.  Read Full »

Dr. Amritagarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, you can take Glutathione treatment for skin whitening. Regarding dose and duration, for normal skin tone, initially, two Glutathione capsules daily for 1.5 to 2 months. For brown skin tone two capsules daily for 2 to 3 months and dark brown skin two capsules daily...  Read Full »

Will DPN (dermatosis papulosa nigra) decrease on using sunscreen?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having black colored few tiny lumps on my face near my eyes. I think it is DPN. It is increasing. It started two years ago. What is the treatment for it? Kindly help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. But there are no attached photographs in your message. If it is DPN (dermatosis papulosa nigra), it will need electrocautery or CO2 (carbon dioxide) laser. Kindly send a picture of the affected area to assess the condition and suggest the a...  Read Full »

Why did my skin in the chin peel and is sore?

Query: Hi doctor, I have recently tanned, and the skin on my chin became dry and now has peeled. The patch is now whiter than the surrounding skin. It got peeled and became sore. I am attaching a photo for your reference. Please give me a solution.   Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the attached photo (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) and have read your brief history. It looks like you have photodermatitis or hypersensitivity to sunlight. Other conditions to be ruled out are atopic dermatitis (skin allergy caused d...  Read Full »

What causes the rash on the hand to spread?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a rash on the back of my hand. It is coming and going for years. But now, it gets spread on the rest of my hand. It was just like itchy bumps very close together. But now it is like a flat-raised area. I have dryness in my skin after doing swimming in a chlorinated pool. I am taki...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Sud

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You seem to have a little sun reaction called polymorphous light eruption. Lamotrigine can make your skin sensitive to sun. I suggest you apply a good physical sunscreen containing Zinc oxide and titanium oxide for at least 20 minutes before stepping out or entering the...  Read Full »

I have redness in my nose frequently. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I have occasional redness on my nose for the past few months. Nothing seems to trigger it. I notice them when I have dust in my nose. I use raw honey as a cleaner. I am pretty sensitive to normal face washes. I have tried using Cerave gentle cleanser and it made my skin oily. I had some re...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the query and concern. On examining the attached picture, you seem to have rosacea. But you do not have the signs of rosacea. The most common cause is solar damage. It leads to vasomotor instability causing erythema on the face and it creates the ten...  Read Full »

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