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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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When and where should you apply sunscreen?

Query: Hi doctor, I am wondering when and how often to use sunscreen. One doctor said that you can burn anytime, so use discretion, while another said It is only necessary between the hours of 12 and 4 pm, when the sun is at its highest and most. I am also worried about using sunscreen with nice clothing, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query, Sunscreens are very important during day hours. It protects the skin from harmful effects of ultraviolet rays and, also it prevents wrinkling and aging of skin. Ultraviolet rays are the reason for early wrinkling of skin, it is called photoagi...  Read Full »

What are the skin patches on hand and forehead?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having the patches on hand and near the forehead. This has been for the last 3 to 6 months. Had psorasis earlier that was cured. What do I do for these kinds of patches on the skin? Is it serious? Kindly help me with medication to provide a solution.   Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your case. In my opinion, you are having different types of lesions on your face and arms. For the face lesion, apply Clindamycin gel two times a day only on the raised red lesion. Lesion around the eye may take a longer time to heal. Brown lesion on...  Read Full »

How long should I keep skin care products on my face?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question about topical things. Currently, my skin routine is toner, moisturizer, and sunscreen in the morning after washing. Same thing in the evening or night without sunscreen. How long should I keep these things on my face, and is it okay to keep them on while sleeping? I a...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, I appreciate that you have chosen for your medical needs. I am here to give you the best care possible. My advice: Consult your specialist doctor, talk to them, and take medications after their consent. Start your skincare routine with a gentle cleanser like Cetaphil cleanse...  Read Full »

What remedies will help me overcome breakouts?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old, female weighing 196 lbs with a height of 5.8 feet. I have a lot of pimples breakout on my chin and cheeks area. For the solution, I bought 2% Salicylic Acid Serum and have been using it for a month now once a day. For protection from UV rays, I apply sunscreen crea...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Acne is quite common during this age group due to multiple causes including hormonal. It reduces over time. I suggest you follow the following: 1. Stay calm and cool. 2. Avoid physical and mental stress. 3. Treat dand...  Read Full »

What are the causes of a rash on the nose bridge?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a red/pink rash on the side of my nose for about a year and a half now. It is on the bridge of my nose. It gets better at times, but most of the time it is prominent. It also usually gets better when I am in a cool environment and worse when I am in a hot climate or in su...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After carefully reading your history I came to a conclusion that there are two possibilities of your rash. Drug reaction: It can mimic like anything and can remain up to 3 to 5 months and then subside as the drug gets cleared from the body. Photoallergic derma...  Read Full »

I am a 19-year-old female dealing with acne scars and blemished skin. How can I improve this condition?

Query: Hello, doctor,I am a 19-year-old female. I have blackheads and some acne, particularly around the chin, but they are not very noticeable. My main concern is acne scars and having unclear, blemished skin. What can I do? Please help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concerns. Acne is a chronic problem that can have a variable course with medication. It requires regular follow-up and long-term treatment. Typically, acne occurs until the age of 25 to 28 years or even beyond. When acne lesions heal, they can leave beh...  Read Full »

I have a combination skin type and want to know which sunscreen would work for me?

Query: Hi doctor,I am planning to use sunscreen. I am 18 years old and have not yet exposed my skin to any chemical products. I have combination skin. Would there be any consequences like acne breakout or pore enlargement if I suddenly start using these products? I have no idea about what to use either. Pl...  Read Full »

Dr. Kumari Monalisa

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are varieties of sunscreen available in the market, based on the skin type. For normal skin types, you can use Solasafe SPF 50 and Rivela SPF 50. You need not worry about acne or any other significant issue with these products. You might feel some dryness that can...  Read Full »

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, bu...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

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

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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. Apply 1 percent Metronidazo...  Read Full »

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 »

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