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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How long will it take to get rid of a cystic scar with laser surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a student, and I have huge cystic acne scars on my nose. I am getting laser sessions for the same, in a local clinic. But, even after three sessions, my skin shows no difference. Those marks look raised and terrible. Should I discontinue the treatment as it is extremely expensive fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is really difficult to get the scars healed with the available treatment options. Laser therapy is costly, and the results with this cannot be guaranteed. Laser therapy is one of the best available modality of treatment. So, if you can bear the cost, then you can conti...  Read Full »

How to get rid of recurrent blisters on the cheek?

Query: Hi doctor, I was told that this thing on my cheek is a cold sore (photo attached). It comes in the same spot on my cheek every time. It has been coming and going for several years. Now, it showed up last week and progressed to this level. What is your opinion on this? I know you probably cannot tell...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history and clinical images (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the diagnosis would be more in favor of a furuncle (Staph infection) or acne with secondary infection. It does not appear to be eczema or contact dermatitis. It seems infective rather...  Read Full »

How to reduce the pimples present on my mouth, chin, forehead, and nose?

Query: Hello doctor, Around a year ago, some red pimples started appearing around my mouth, chin, forehead, and my nose. These small red pimples create a red area when seen from far away because they are very small and inflamed. It never disappears. My skin always feels stuck and not flexible and with a mi...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Do not apply Metronidazole gel, as there is also erythema over your face. I suggest you try doing the following. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start using the m...  Read Full »

Is regular use of moisturizers and cleansers enough for acne, or should I use chemical creams?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been using Epiduo for five months. I stopped the cream for three days, and my skin clustered with pimples. The next day, I started using Benzoyl Peroxide; and it has been four weeks since then, and my skin is not getting free from acne. Should I stop using these harsh products ...  Read Full »


Dr. Srinivas Goud B

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Thanks for your query.I looked at your pictures, and your skin looks oily (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). The first and most important advice for you is to enhance your cleansing routine. I suggest you cleanse your face more often to ensure that t...  Read Full »

Can you do a HydraFacial with existing acne on the face?

Query: Hi doctor,Can one get hydrafacial with acne existing on the face? What are the different types of hydrafacial available?Kindly guide.  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly get it done after an active lesion of acne subsides. Please answer me the following to help you better; 1) What is the type of lesions? 2) Are the pimples pus-filled? 3) Are they painful? 4) What is your skin type? Regards.  Read Full »

I have bad acne with scars. Kindly help me through ayurveda.

Query: Hi doctor,I am 21 years old. I have bad acne and acne scars. Also, my skin has become dark. Please help me through ayurveda.  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you are 21 year old, the acne is mainly due to hormonal changes. As far as scars are concerned do not peel or squeeze your acne. The scars which are already present can be lightened off. For acne, try herbal things at home because the cause is very important. As yo...  Read Full »

Will acne with PIH cause darkness in the forehead?

Query: Hi doctor,I have an oily and sweaty face. My forehead is darkened. I think it is pigmentation. I need medication for this. My forehead looks black, and it is depressing. Kindly help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems you have acne with post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). Acne is a chronic problem. It has a variable course with medication. It requires regular follow-up and long treatment. It usually occurs up to the age of 25 to 28 years may be more than this. Onc...  Read Full »

Why are Clindamycin and Adapalene topicals not working on my pimples?

Query: Hi doctor,Last year I was prescribed Clindamycin topical and Adapalene topical for my facial acne. After a few months, my face was clear, and I stopped using them. I picked the prescriptions back this year when my face got worse (new pimples every day). Not only has it made my skin way worse for the...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Do you have any history of menstrual disturbance? Do you have PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease)? Please revert with answers.Regards.  Read Full »

Why is there difficulty in losing weight in PCOS patients?

Query: Hello doctor, I am concerned about a possible hormonal, adrenal, or thyroid issue. My gynecologist and PCP dismissed my symptoms last year, and I cannot see an endocrinologist until two months, but I would like to get healthier sooner. I included my current symptoms, medications, and last week's bl...  Read Full »


Dr. Thiyagarajan T

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your main concerns are that you are not able to lose weight, you have joint pains, edema, acne, cold hands or feet, and mood symptoms like anxiety, mid-afternoon panic attack-like symptoms, and irregular periods with pain during ovulation. From the l...  Read Full »

Will Accutane help to treat acne breakouts?

Query: Hi doctor,I am currently on Accutane for adult acne. I am 30 years old and have been on low dose birth control since I was 16. I need to go off the pill, but I am so terrified of the post-pill acne. My skin is finally good after 30 years, and I do not want to go back to dealing with horrible skin. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Chaitra Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Accutane (Isotretinoin) alone can control your acne well. Birth control pills are given to avoid pregnancy while on Accutane treatment. If there is no sexual activity, contraceptive pills can be safely withheld. However, it is very important to understand that Accutane ca...  Read Full »

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