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 do I treat small inflammatory breakouts on my chin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old and currently suffering from breakouts which are small bumps with inflammation, especially on my chin. What should I do regarding this? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. You seem to have grade 2 inflammatory acne and will require oral antibiotics. Also, acne over the chin and lower face might indicate hormonal etiology like polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD), so get yourself tested for that. You can take t...  Read Full »

How to get rid of acne and manage my acne-prone skin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 15 years old and have acne-prone skin. I need good advice on how to get rid of acne. Kindly advise. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. You seem to have grade 2 acne and will require oral antibiotics. 1) Tablet Azithromycin 500 mg 3 consecutive days per week, like every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (any 3 consecutive days). 2) Adapalene plus Benzoyl Peroxide gel apply to ...  Read Full »

What would be the best solution for my acne and seborrheic dermatitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have acne and seborrheic dermatitis on the face. Proactiv 3 step system has been used for a very long time which controls the acne. However, about 18 months ago, I started getting a red bumpy rash around the areas next to my nose and under my eyes. I then went to a dermatologist. He...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do you have severe dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis, intense itching? Any history of photodermatitis? Prolong sun exposure, heat rash, etc.? Acne Rosacea? Aggravation factor for the same? Do you have dry, flaky facial skin or extremely dry skin? Do you have greasy s...  Read Full »

What treatment can be done for acne and pores on cheeks?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been using Isopropyl alcohol as a face wash (diluted with water) for the last eight years, and am exploring more healthier and effective skincare routines. I have a mild acne and huge pores on my cheeks. Currently, I have purchased a variety of products and would like to receiv...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your skin routine is good, you can go on with it. Please choose a moisturizer that is not clogging, and is non-comedogenic, lotion form is better than cream since you have mild acne. Niacinamide and Azelaic acid are helpful for acne, they are mild, but a higher concentr...  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 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 laborat...  Read Full »

Why am I bleeding for 16 days after taking hormonal pills for acne?

Query: Hello¬†doctor, I am a 32 year old female. I suffer from hormonal acne and my dermatologist gave me Yasmin 21 to take for it. I have never been on any contraceptive before. I started Yasmin on day 1 of my period. It has been 16 days and I am still bleeding. It is not much but I still have it daily. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Did you miss any tablet? If yes, then it may be due to that. Or your body could be adjusting to the new hormones. If you have not done so already, then do the blood tests such as TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) and testosterone. To stop the bleeding you can take Prim...  Read Full »

What causes blackheads and acne?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know why people have blackheads and when you try to remove it, it creates acne and blemishes on the cheeks and mouth area. It is concerning my skin on my face. I have been feeling insecure about my skin later due to the blemishes and acne on it. I get a lot of blackhea...  Read Full »

Dr. Rabia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Acne is related to sebaceous glands. Some individuals have acne prone skin in which normal follicles becomes clogged with keratin, sebum, organisms, etc., resulting in blackheads formation. When inflammation occurs blackheads convert to pimples and bigger pimples lea...  Read Full »

I have acne on my face that leak if irritated. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have acne on my face. It joins to form big deposits that leak if irritated. The acne reduces when I take capsule Risek (Omeprazole 20 mg) but they always form again and leave scarring on my face. I have tried to treat these spots with creams. They only remove the acne for some time,...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query in detail and will surely help you out. Basically you are suffering from acne which have got infected with bacteria leading to pus formation. Firstly, we need to cure the infection and then go for acne treatment. Now to treat the infecti...  Read Full »

Lymecycline slightly worsened my skin. Is my reaction normal?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been prescribed Lymecycline for my skin. I am only in week one and my skin seems to have slightly worsened, with a really big hard lump on one side of my face. Do they work by drawing the impurities to the surface initially, and is my reaction normal?  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Worsening of acne is not because of Lymecycline as the medicine takes time to start its action. It is simply the closed comedones which are converting into active pimples. For more information consult a dermatologist online -->  Read Full »

How can these boils on my face be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old female. For the past one month, I have got these boils on my face. Ten years ago, I had the same issue and got treated. It is a kind of acne that is what the doctor had diagnosed at that time. At present, I do not take any medications for the same.These are the sam...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw your clinical pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) You have lots of closed comedones on your forehead. Yes, it is acne. There are two types of comedones. They are closed comedones nothing but whiteheads and the other are open comedones wh...  Read Full »

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