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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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, Plastic Surgeon, 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 »

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 by working hard I have lost about 15 pounds. I got yearly rash outbreaks on arms, especially forearms. I have diabetes and taking many medications,...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like (attachment removed to protect patient identity) polymorphic light eruptions, may be allergic contact dermatitis. You can use full sleeve cotton shirts to cover the photo exposed area. You need absolute sun protection, good quality broad spectrum ph...  Read Full »

What causes fading purple-like patches on arms and legs?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 62 years old. She has purple-like patches on her arms and legs as shown in the attached picture. She said that she has it for over three to four years and these patches fade in a few days once they appear. My mother also has diabetes and hypertension. She is using some antib...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the pictures and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your mother's condition seems to be senile purpura. Senile purpura is a common benign condition characterized by recurrent formation of purple ecchymoses (bruises) on the extens...  Read Full »

Is there any other cream that gives the same effect as Melacare without side effects?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know the substitute for Melacare cream, as I got the look after using the cream and want to stop it.  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Why was it prescribed to you? Wat was the complaint? How long did you apply? Because it also contains steroid and should not be used for long time. You should use sunscreen daily. Safer option like Kojiglo cream can be used.  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 heart rate gets stable, the itching and hurt stops. Especially in my face, chest and back, but I do no...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

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. May be possibly you have acne rosacea as there is frequent flushing, redness and small lumpy red spots developed along with tiny blo...  Read Full »

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