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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Why did my cheek turn white on applying Selsun blue shampoo?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37 year old male. From my childhood, I had white patches (skin discoloration) that come and go and I was informed that was due to dandruff. I always use moisturizer. I read an online post and I applied Selsun blue shampoo on one side of the cheek where there were light wheatish pa...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. What do you mean by white patches? Was it diagnosed as Pityriasis versicolor or vitiligo? Please send images. What medications have you used till now? Revert back with the answers to the above questions to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-docto...  Read Full »

Is a photo test recommended for solar urticaria?

Query: Hi doctor, Eight years ago, my family and I went on a vacation. When my mother got out of one of the outdoor pools, she started feeling a sting on her arms and all of her legs below the knees. She has been to the doctor for this condition and she has gotten numerous ointments. The only ointment that...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you explained that your mother has developed solar urticaria. Here I explain a few other importance of solar urticaria. Intense itching, swelling and rashes develop in sunlight. You can correlate it. Whenever she goes in the sun, she gets these things. If you ...  Read Full »

Do tanning beds increase the risk of melanoma?

Query: Hi doctor, From when I was 17 years old I have used tanning beds on and off up until I was 22. I was not aware of the risks. Through the internet I learnt about the risks. I got to know that it is inevitable and that will develop melanoma at some point. Do most people who use tanning beds end up wit...  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not necessary that everyone who uses a tanning bed will develop melanoma. It varies from person to person depending on the risk factors. Not everyone who uses a tanning bed develops melanoma. Moreover, you do not seem to have any risk factors and all your moles ap...  Read Full »

Is it possible to lighten a dark skin tone without damaging it?

Query: Hi doctor, I just wanted to find out is it possible to lighten a dark skin tone without damaging it? If so could this be done at home or at a dermatologist? Would you recommend a teenager getting it? When I was younger I had a light skin tone but due to alot of swimming and sun exposure I damaged ...  Read Full »


Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Skin color is genetic. Amount of sun exposure can increase or decrease it, as per your genetic constitution of skin melanocytes the dark pigment producing cells. Dark skin is healthy as it prevents its bearer the side effects of sun exposure thus lesser chances of dread...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for facial skin allergy in a 3-year-old kid?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a daughter of 3 years old. Recently since four days, I have noticed on her face a small patches more of like skin allergy. I am attaching her picture which shows her allergy on the left upper lips and cheeks. Kindly advise ointment for her, as we live out of the country. So you ar...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Dermatologist, Venereologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This seems to be a type of Sun-induced dermatitis commonly present in children. Apply sunscreen like Photostable regularly twice daily over the face eg, at 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM. Apply any ...  Read Full »

How to prevent anti-aging and hyperpigmentation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 38 years old and concerned about anti-aging, hyperpigmentation, and texture. I am an African with dark brown skin. I have some glycolic skincare products that I want to use. I eventually want to start using retinol and Vitamin C. I know these products cannot be mixed and used at the...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can try microdermabrasion, chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing, derma fillers, Botox injection. Anyone suitable for you. Also, sunscreen should be applied 20 minutes before going outdoors. Differin cream thin layer it is a retinoid and can be used if you are re...  Read Full »

What is the brown spot on my son's face?

Query: Hi doctor, My son has some brown spot on face for over 10 months. I am applying Panderm ointment. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is a clear cut case of pityriasis alba (attachment removed to protect patient identity), which is very common in young kids. It is a kind of mild allergy due to sunlight, food or any other external and internal factor. It is treatable and not a worrisome prob...  Read Full »

Why has my skin become dark after applying TCA peel?

Query: Hi doctor, I applied 35 % TCA peel before two days and then I got some burning and redness on the area. It is all black now and also getting darker day by day. How can it heal faster? Is there a chance of leaving out scar?  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Did you apply the peel yourself? Please send the good quality photographs of your face to comment further. Revert back with the photographs to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

How to fix the dry and flaky skin around my mouth?

Query: Hello doctor, I skin is too oily on my face, but skin around my mouth and nostrils is very dry and flaky. It has also been making a ring form around my mouth. It is of different color from the rest of my skin tone. How can I fix this? Please guide this.  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Avoid excessive cleansing of your skin. Use soap or face wash not more than two to three times a day. Plain water can be used to cleanse whenever required. Pat dry your skin after washing it. Keeping your skin moisturized is the key to healthy looking ski...  Read Full »

What causes redness on the cheeks?

Query: Hi doctor, I have some weird redness on my cheeks all the time no matter what weather it is. I have attached my photos for your reference. It is just there and it does not hurt at all. But, I want to overcome it. Is there any way? I am 18 years old now. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and description. It looks like melasma or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Melasma is an acquired pigmentation of sun-exposed areas. Areas that receive excessive sun exposure, including the c...  Read Full »

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