Sunscreen

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 get rid of my dark lips?

Query: Hello doctor, I have very dark lips and I have never taken alcohol or smoked. I do not have diabetes or thyroid.  Read Full »


Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. They are generally normal unless you have any symptoms like itching on them. Get complete hemogram done. Rarely vitamin B12 deficiency may cause it and it is also reflected in megaloblastic anemia. Avoid applying any cosmetic or frequent touching. Apply sunscreen Sun cros...  Read Full »

Why does my face texture differ from body?

Query: Hello doctor, My face texture is darker than my body texture. I have tried many face wash, face whitening creams and face packs, but nothing seems to work. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your problem is very common especially in males. This is mainly due to working outside in sun which causes mild to severe tanning which you have (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Skin will become tan or darker due to sunlight. The photo exposed part b...  Read Full »

I read that self-tanning creams can cause cancer. Is it true?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 32 years old. I was using self-tanning creams around seven years all year long. I have stopped for the last two years. I am worried because I have read that self-tanning creams are causing cancer and tumors. Is it true? Are they out of my system or will it take years to appear if t...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini V Swamy

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, self-tanning lotions are known to cause skin cancer. Please stop using it and avoid exposure to sunlight without a sunscreen. Use a sunscreen with SPF 50 or more, apply every fourth hourly. Look for any changes in the skin, any bumps that look different, any c...  Read Full »

How to remove pimples and the scars on my face?

Query: Hello doctor, I have lots of pimples and scars on my face. How can I remove it from my face? Please guide me.  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pimple is somewhat hormonal and due to oily skin. Remember the following measures to control pimples. Do not use hair oil and avoid oily foods, chocolates and milk products. Do not use any steroid creams. Face wash and soaps are not the treatment and they do not help. D...  Read Full »

The biopsy of my skin rash showed interface dermatitis with mucin. Do I have lupus?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 43 year old female, and I have had itchy, red, and burning rashes. It all started as a few bumps on my right arm, above my eyebrow, right upper nose area, all over the jaw and chin area, right chest and upper back react badly to the sun, and it is getting worse. I have had a l...  Read Full »


Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The rashes that you are describing along with the biopsy findings can go in favor of a connective tissue disease. Although, I would like to see the reports in detail, but as you mentioned interface dermatitis, it goes more in favor of lupus over dermatomyositis. But, ...  Read Full »

What causes the rash on the hand to spread?

Query: I have a rash on the back of my hand. It's been coming and going over the years, but now its spreading across the rest of my hand. It was just itchy bumps all close together, however now it's more of a flat raised area, with the skin dry after swimmjng in a chlorinated pool.  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Sud

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, You seem to have got a little sun reaction called Polymorphous light eruption Your medication Lamotrigine does make you a little more sun sensitive, but as this can’t be stopped and may not be the only reason I would suggest that you apply a good physical sunscreen (containing zinc oxid...  Read Full »

How to help my extreme dry skin and aged look?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old female. I have extremely dry skin and it is reacting with almost every product I use. Mostly, it is becoming dark and now, it started getting saggy and I look older to my age. Though I got advice from many dermatologists none helped. One of them said that it is ato...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Any history of atopy or allergies? History of photosensitivity, dust exposure, polluted environment, or humidity? Do you have dry patches, scaling, itch, or irritation? You can use Emoderm cream in the daytime for 15 days. Please attach the picture of the lesion f...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi I have recently tanned the skin on my chin became dry and now has peeled the patch is now whiter the my other skin. Just peeled and became sore. Attaching a photo.  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello Welcome to icliniq.com Hope you are keeping safe 1) I have seen the attached photo and read your brief history, it looks like you are having Photodermatitis/ hyper sensitivity to sunlight . Other conditions to be ruled out are - Atopic dermatitis ( skin allergy caused due to genetically lin...  Read Full »

How to get rid of pale white patch in eyelid and forehead of a small kid?

Query: Hello doctor, Our 10 months old child has some kind of white or pale patch in one of her eyelids and forehead for one and a half months. Can you diagnose it based on its appearance? There is no itching and discoloration started which is more visible now. We are applying moisturizing cream and no me...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Based on the appearance, I can provide you a differential diagnosis. Now it could be P.alba, nevus depigmentousus or vitiligo. P. Alba is a type of mild dermatitis that can be easily managed with on...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a treatment for dark arms.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old female. My upper arms are so dark and I also have some small sand like bums. I noticed this since I was 15 years old. As my skin is quite fair, it looks obvious. Please suggest me some advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Community Medicine Physician, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Preventive Medicine Physician, Venereologist

Answer: Hello,  Welcome to icliniq.com. It may be amyloidosis (protein accumulation as insoluble fibres in tissues). For better clarification send me a few clear photos. Please do not use any puming stone or rub the skin harshly as it may cause such lesions. Use gentle soap and avoid friction. I suggest...  Read Full »

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