Acne

Acne is the most common skin condition that affects adolescents and teens. It causes pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, cysts, and nodules on the skin of the face, shoulder, back, neck, chest, and arms. Resorcinol, Benzoyl peroxide, Salicylic acid, Sulfur, Tretinoin, or Azelaic acid are used to treat acne depending on its severity.

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I am suffering from acne since I was 13 years old. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old female. I am getting acne since the age of 13. I have asthma. No product has worked on my face. I have sensitive oily skin. Kindly advice some solution.  Read Full »


Dr. Charu Bansal

Dermatologist, Cosmetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and I understand your concern. Acne has several grades depending on the type of lesions. In grade 1, I prefer to advise topical Clindamycin in the morning and Benzoyl peroxide alternatively with topical retinoids in the night-time. Oral antibioti...  Read Full »

Apart from Yasmin, what can I take to control PCOS?

Query: Hi doctor, I have PCOS, hypothyroidism and pituitary Cushing's disease. I am taking Yasmin, Glucophage 850 mg and T4 150 mg. As I have to take Metyrapone for Cushing's my doctor recommended stopping Yasmin. But if I stop it, I do not have period for months and I get acne all over my body. What can...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Metyrapone (Metopirone) is an orphan medication that holds the FDA approval (Food and Drug Administration) for the diagnosis of Cushing’s syndrome and is occasionally used off-label for short-term treatment of Cushing’s syndrome prior to surgery. Metyrap...  Read Full »

Can acne medication cause rashes?

Query: Hi doctor, I took medication for pimples. I had some allergy and so stopped them. Now sometimes I have multiple rashes near neck and hands only in evening. It also itches. All my blood tests are normal. Currently I am taking Allegra. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What medication have you taken for acne? After how many days of starting these medications has rash occurred? Also do tell me the complaint in it? Please send the good quality photographs taken in a natural light. Revert back with the above information to a dermatolo...  Read Full »

Please suggest tablets for pimples and dark spots.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33 year old, and I am suffering from severe pimples followed by dark marks on the face. I did so many chemical peels, and the condition did not improve. My friend told me to take Minocycline 50, so I am taking it since two months, and my pimples are improving. Can I take this ta...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Acne is a common problem during adolescence, and it is unlikely to have such severe acne at your age. However, there are instances when this could happen, such as a family history of bad acne, and it is totally acceptable. The treatment for acne depends on the grade and ...  Read Full »

Why do I have red spots on my chest?

Query: Hi doctor,I have red spots on my chest for the last two weeks. They are not itching, but I am worried about that. Is this some sort of rash or just chest acne? Should I be worried? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query in detail and viewed the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and do understand your concern. If you did not have any fever or viral in the recent past, these are quite unlikely to be some associated rash. If...  Read Full »

What to do for acne and pimples on the cheek that leaves a scar?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old male. I am having severe acne and pimples on my cheek. It started two weeks ago. I used aloe vera and the effect is some what reduced, but the marks are there and also new pimples are coming every day.  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhav Barve

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly share your photos.  Read Full »

Is PCOS the reason for not having periods, hirsutism and acne?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old virgin female. I got my period five years back and then again 40 days after that and no periods after that. My prolactin was 30.8 and insulin was 10 (within range). My TSH was also normal when I got it tested. Also, I had PCOS. Ultrasound and everything are normal. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your prolactin is normal and also it is a good sign that TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) is normal. What I did not get from your query though, was whether you have PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) or it has been ruled out. Because all yo...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for oily skin with acne and acne scars?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having acne and oily skin for the past four years. It comes as hereditary. It leaves spots, scars, and holes on face. This problem appears majorly in humid weather conditions. I am currently on homeopathic treatment.  Read Full »


Dr. Gauri Kshirsagar

Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Acne or pimples is a very common condition seen in the teenage years and early twenties due to the hormonal changes occurring in your body. There is no need to worry about it. Even if it does reduce, the chances are that you may get another bout of acne over your fac...  Read Full »

Will chemical peel help in treating acne and hyperpigmentation scars of acne?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old male and suffering from acne since I was 14. I have tried a retinoid, Doxycycline, countless topical creams and scrubs, a six-month course of Accutane, and nothing seemed to work permanently. Accutane was the most effective drug at preventing my acne but, two month...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems like you have had really bad acne and have been trying hard to improve it. I would suggest you not to stop the treatment abruptly as it usually leads to a flare. Instead, once the acne is controlled, you should reduce the frequency to a maintenance dose, suc...  Read Full »

I am suffering from mild to moderate acne for three months. Please tell me effective treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a final year medical student. I am suffering from mild to moderate acne for three months. Acne is on my cheeks and chin, and it is papule, pustules, and scars. I am using tea tree oil and BioFade for three weeks but no effect. One doctor prescribed Isotretinoin, but I have not us...  Read Full »


Dr. Srinivas Goud B

Dermatologist, Cosmetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You mentioned that your acne started only three months ago. Hence there could be triggering factors like stress (you said). Therefore the best remedy to treat your acne is to address the triggering factor. In your case, you should try and avoid stress. Stress sometim...  Read Full »

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