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Acne Scabs —

  Dear Doctor How can I get rid of acne scars and scabs? Also what can I use to get rid of acne besides washing my face? Dear Patient You are all dealing with mild acne vulgaris. Mild Acne Treatment Mild acne can be treated in the following way: Use an over-the-counter acne treatment face wash […]

Chin Acne —

Dear Doctor As you can see I have a lot of under the skin pimples. I also have acne scars that were a lot worse then you can see. I also have very bad blackheads and whiteheads. What do you recommend as a topical treatment? I’d my skin treatable by over the counter treatments like Vichy […]

Hand Irritant Contact Dermatitis —

Dear Doctor Dear Patient This condition is known as hand irritant contact dermatitis. Hand Irritant Contact Dermatitis Causes You did not send any words in your email but this is one of the cases where a picture is worth a thousand words because of the washing machine in the background. Hand irritant contact dermatitis is […]

Buttock Abscess —

Dear Doctor Hi, can you help me? This appeared on the cheek of my bottom and I do not know what it is. I’m not sure that this is a boil cause it does not look like  it. Its been there for I think 4 days now and it has gotten bigger since, but not […]

Hidradenitis Suppurativa —

Dear Doctor Skin problem in the middle of my breast. No itching problem, just getting dark and water bag create and loose automatically which is shown in the middle. Please help. Dear Patient This skin condition is known as Hidradenitis suppurativa or acne inversa. It develops when the hair follicles (the holes from which the hair grows) become blocked […]

Benzoyl Peroxide Stops Working —

Dear Doctor I’ve had acne since about six grade and its mostly been on my four head and around my mouth but this  past month I’ve lost control of my skin and I don’t know why I am breaking out so bad. I use *** to clean my face right now but I’m seeing no […]

Is it Acne or Rosacea —

Dear Doctor I’ve had continuous acne for about 8 years and all the products I;ve used haven’t made any difference. I have so many little acne scars now that its taken a toll on  my self esteem. I don’t get much acne on my forehead or my chin but my cheeks always have redness and […]

Acne and Birth Control Pills —

Dear Doctor Hello, I am switching birth control brands. From ministerin to orthodox tri-cyclin. However, I wanted to know the best way to go about making this transition.  Should I finish my ministrin cycle (I have 3 days left), take the placebo pills, get my period and then start the new brand of pills? Or […]

Dermatitis Artefacta —

Dear Doctor Hi, I’m curious what this is, it’s been happening for about 3 years now, I’m 27. I keep my face very clean and it seems its just getting worse. Is this adult acne or what? Is there anything over the counter that might help? Dear Patient Your symptoms are suggestive of dermatitis artefacta […]

Acne Scar Chemical Peel —

Dear Doctor Which chemical peel is best for acne scar on Indian skin? Dear Patient Your picture is not very clear and it seems that the main problem may be post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) which are the dark marks which develop after acne heals rather than acne scars. It is generally recommended when using chemical peels […]

Face Abscess —

Dear Doctor I have this spot on my face thought it was a pimple now think otherwise. It hurts and kind of  purple. Dear Patient Your symptoms are suggestive of a face abscess. This simply means that you had a pimple which got infected by bacteria and now pus has collected within it. Face abscesses […]

Acneiform Eruptions Causes —

Dear Doctor Have had this condition for 2 – 3 weeks. My face feels itchy and dry. I’m not prone to break outs. Dear Patient Your symptoms are suggestive of a condition known as acneiform eruptions. Acneiform eruptions is a skin condition that resembles acne vulgaris (the common acne) but it does not have the […]

Tinea Pedis —

Dear Doctor Please help me doctor … on my right leg in tow areas, small , small part of the skin is coming out. I wanna know if its a disease or allergy. Please advice me if I should take emergency medical attention or no. Dear Patient This condition is known as tinea pedis. It […]

Anal Folliculitis —

Dear Doctor Im sorry for not shaving. My a has been eching me somtimes then I didt pay attention to it but today I touched my under the asshole area I felt a kind of ackne  a poping I dont do waht you call it .. and maybe because I use soap down there. But I am […]

Acne and Post Acne Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation —

Dear Doctor My face  full of dark circles, pimples, wrinkles, whiteheads for nose and chin and also day by day my face going to black … Please help me … How to get fairer skin? Dear Patient Your symptoms are suggestive of acne and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation together with acne scars. For the best results, […]

Isotretinoin for Severe Acne —

Dear Doctor I recently had a major acne breakout (as can be seen in the photo). I’ve been prescribed doxycycline but its been a month now and it hasn’t worked. Is there any product you can recommend to get rid of the acne? Dear Patient This condition is known as severe acne vulgaris. I recommend […]

Hypertrophic Scars —

Dear Doctor My wife hand had been cutted by the mistake since 3 months ago, It was 6 stritches to my hand, but now also she have pain and skin becomes pale and blowup in white color. I have sent a picture. please help us.   Dear Patient The condition that your wife has developed […]

Severe Acne Vulgaris —

Dear Doctor I am a 19 year old man and very frustrated with my acne problem for the last 3 years. I have used everything for it but it has no effect. Dear Patient This condition is known as severe acne vulgaris. The symptoms of severe acne vulgaris include the presence of: 1.Comedones (black heads […]

Forehead Acneiform Rash —

Dear Doctor My forehead has always been like this. I would love to have soft, smooth, even skin all over my face but instead I have this crusty mess. The spots never get big or have pus. They are just tiny little dots, not usually red. Dear Patient This skin condition is known as Acneiform […]

Uneven Skin Tone Home Treatments —

Dear Doctor I have a problem on my face side and neck which is very black. How to remove? What cream and soap to use daily for face. My weight is 90 kg and height is 175 cm. Dear Patient Uneven Skin Tone Causes Uneven skin tone, which is also known as uneven skin pigmentation, […]


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