Q. I have been wearing spectacles for about three years now, and I have developed a very visible spot on the bridge of my nose due to the frame of my glasses. I would like to have this removed. Could you advise me on what to do? Thanks!
Thanks for the question. This is a very common problem faced by bespectacled people. First of all I will advise you to change your frame. You should have a non-metallic frame or one with plastic hinges around the bridge of nose. This will help so that the marks do not get deeper. You also need to consult a cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist to get the spot checked.
Spots can be made lighter by some light skin peels and also by use of depigmentation cream. You need to make sure that the same area is not getting dry and rubbed constantly. A good moisturizer is needed; also make sure your frame is not too tight around the bridge of nose.
Q. We are headed towards warmer temperatures again, what is the best way to prevent and treat heat rashes?
As we are going on to warmer weather some people do tend to get heat rashes. Wear clothes that keep you cool and dry. Cotton fabric is advised as they absorb sweat so the skin does not get too sticky. You have to make sure that you wash the area with soap and water to keep it clean. Apply a good talcum powder to the area so it does not get sticky from the sweat. If the rash is too irritating rub ice onto the area. There is no need to use any kind of medication unless its infected. The area has to be kept clean, cool and dry. If it does get infected consult with a dermatologist for help.