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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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How to cure a bruise-like lesion on my face after an outdoor vacation?

Query: Hi doctor, Before three months, I went on a holiday. When I got home, I got a big spot on my face just below my eye. It was big and looked bruise-like or a cyst under the skin. It then went off and has resulted in two red marks on my face where the spot was. They are not raised, they do not hurt, b...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a secondary bacterial infection (scar mark) due to excessive scratching and rubbing. I would suggest the following: 1) Apply Nadibact cream (Nadifloxacin cream) twice daily in the morning and at night for 15 days. 2) You can use Azac (Azelaic acid) so...  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 »

How to cure the flake on the top of my nose?

Query: Hi doctor, On the top part of my nose just where the bone meets cartilage there is a spot of skin. Every two weeks it grows a single flake. It is hard and crusty. It gets picked off or falls off on its own. I noticed it when I run my finger over it. I thought it was psoriasis (because I had psor...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is an erythematotelangiectatic type of rosacea, in which redness occurs on the nose (tendency to flare). Rosacea is a skin disorder that affects people above 30 years. Is it burning on exposure to the sun? I would suggest the following : 1) Apply 1 percent ...  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 »

Can you suggest the best possible treatment for skin discoloration?

Query: Hi doctor, What is the best option for skin discoloration? I have had a few laser treatments, but it does not seem to be working. I am not sure if it is sun damage or melasma, but it definitely got much worse after having a baby last year. I had a total skin rejuvenation laser treatment three times....  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Golla

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your concern is melasma, that is, pigmentation due to photosensitivity. It can be reduced but cannot be removed. All procedures will be temporary. So, never depend on any procedures for removing the pigmentation. We can reduce the pigmentation and can be maintained. I sug...  Read Full »

I need help to get rid of the light skin patch present on the left side of the upper lip.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a lighter patch of skin on the left side of my upper lip, affecting my facial symmetry. It has been here for a couple of months, and I want help in getting rid of it now. I do not have pain and still do not know the cause behind it.  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have a history of atopy or allergies? Do you have any itchy lesions causing excess scratching and rubbing? Have you used Steroid cream in the past? Answer the questions for details.  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 »

What is the reason for the development and spreading of black spots on the face in two years?

Query: Hello doctor, Two years ago, I got some four or five black dots on my face, which looked like moles. But, I think it is spreading. The count is now 30 to 40. What can I do? Can you please suggest any treatment or medicine? Please note that my skin type is oily, and my mom also has this problem.  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, I think they could be freckles. Do send me images of the same, so I can confirm my diagnosis. Freckles or ephelides are common in individuals who sunburn easily and do not tan, whereas it is uncommon among people who are dark complexioned. I sugg...  Read Full »

Are my peeling lips for the past two years because of exfoliative cheilitis?

Query: Hello doctor, My lips suddenly started to peel off about two years ago. I went to a dermatologist, and he gave me Boroline. I have been using it for the last two years. Once in two days, white skin forms on my lips, and it peels off late. It is like a two-day cycle. After searching about my con...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. Kindly answer me the following to help you better; 1) Do you have a dry, scaly lip? 2) Is there any inflammation or swelling? 3) Did you expose yourself to dry winds? 4) Do you have any history of atopy or allergies? And also, kindly attach ...  Read Full »

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