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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What causes face itching and pimples?

Query: I’ve recently (like a month) started to get acne and pimples on my face and my face itches a lot through out the day for no reason I don’t have any rashes or anything it just randomly itches and I’ve been trying to get rid of the acne by take pantothenic acid vitamin b5 pills. I&r...  Read Full »


Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Dermatologist

Answer: hi if you have would have sent a photo it would have been easier to diagnose whether you are suffering from acne or something else acnr is quite common at your age and many people suffer from it but it is not as itchy as you are describing it but if you are so sure that it is acne kindly use. cl...  Read Full »

Can irregular periods cause unwanted hair growth and acne?

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing irregular periods, sometimes two times a month (latest before three months) and sometimes it will skip for two or three months. I also noticed that I suddenly have hair growing on my stomach and chest. Also, I do not have hair on my legs before but now I have a few h...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, now you are suffering from amenorrhea (absence of menstrual cycle), hirsutism (hair growth in women in the male pattern), acne (pimples-one type of acne on the back) and having no history of thyroid or hormo...  Read Full »

Please suggest solution to get rid of facial hairs, acne, and pores.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having facial hairs, acne and pores problem for the past five years. I have tried almost everything but have not had good results. I am currently using E-dox DT, Isotretinoin 10 mg. I have done a blood test.  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and reviewed the attached photographs. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can understand your concern but your problem seems to be hormone related. I would recommend you to get these tests done: 1. Thyroid function test...  Read Full »

Please suggest the best treatment for clogged pores.

Query: Hi doctor, Can dead skin and excessive sebum buildup cause itchy skin? If so then what is the most effective treatment for clogged pores?  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have excess sebum then you can develop acne or seborrheic dermatitis,which can cause itching.The best way to remove excess of sebum is steaming your face which not only open your closed pores but also reduce the chance of acne and other skin disease.You should do f...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for PCOS with bad skin.

Query: Hi doctor, Five years ago, I was diagnosed with PCOS. Then three years later, I started suffering with very bad skin. My skin was excessively oily and I always have spots and deep pores. Sometimes my skin has red blotches, but they are not raised and there are no heads. I seem to have controlled th...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you are already a diagnosed case of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) which is known to be associated with seborrhea, acne, hirsutism and alopecia called as SAHA syndrome. But, with your history it seems that you are having only acne, which is a good prognostic ...  Read Full »

What causes pimples in a patient undergoing anti-TB treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25, female suffering from intestinal tuberculosis and got operated three years back. Now I am undergoing medical treatment for that but I was experiencing huge hairfall and I got a good and effective solution from here. I am totally satisfied but I have one more query about my sk...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Are you on any medications at present? If yes, please mention the medications. Depending on grade of acne, further medications can be decided What is your daily skin routine at present? What products do you use?  Read Full »

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 »

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