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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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

Cosmetologist

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 »

What causes brown spots and scars on my face?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a couple of brown spots on my face. I also have some scars on my face. Kindly help me to get rid of them. I use to have a clear face and I got acne a couple of months back. I do not have any pimples on my face and I think that I have milia on my left and right cheeks. I have three...  Read Full »


Dr. Aisvareea

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attached image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can see dark spots and scars on your face. It occurs as a result of acne. For oily skin, you need to use a regular face wash twice daily with a mild cleanser. In between the d...  Read Full »

Does change in the color of semen indicate any serious problem?

Query: Hi doctor,I am an 18-year-old male. I have a problem with my semen. It seems to be yellow in color. Does this cause any problem? I have acne for three to four years. Does masturbation cause acne?  Read Full »


Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Masturbation cannot cause acne directly. But it can change your hormonal balance and shows its effect on the skin. So it changes the course of acne indirectly. To reduce your skin irritation and inflammation, wash your face with warm water and soap twice a day. The yell...  Read Full »

How to stop breakouts?

Query: Hi doctor,During this pandemic, my skin condition has worsened, and I had many breakouts, especially on my cheeks and chin. I used Vitamin C for six months. I had a sensitivity while I started using Vitamin C. I thought it was my skin purging since it was my first time using Vitamin C, and it lasted...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the query and understand your concern. But, first, you need to consult a dermatologist nearby to assess the grade and severity of acne. If acne is mild then, topical anti-acne creams like Clindamycin, Adapalene will help. If acne is severe, oral medicines like t...  Read Full »

How to reduce acne and acne scars?

Query: Hi doctor,Please tell me how to reduce acne and acne scars. I am 23 years old. I have oily skin and get acne every month one week before my periods for a year. My acne is a mild and not severe one. I have tried so much but cannot get over it. I drink lots of water, do not have any digestion issues, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand acne can be bothersome and sometimes challenging to get rid of. I would love to provide satisfactory treatment. My first advice is to stop using neem, aloe vera, cider vinegar, etc., as first, we need to control your acne. Applying these creams and gel may ...  Read Full »

Why did my face turn red after I stopped using Betnovate cream?

Query: Hello doctor,I have got a red cheek. How can I cure this? Is this rosacea or any other? I used to use Betnovate cream before. Once I stopped using it, my face started to become red. And now it is even redder. Is it because I stopped using that cream? And can this problem be solved?  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, I take that you are already confirmed with acne rosacea. Please understand that there may be various factors contributing to this inflammation, vascular (blood vessel) involvement, hereditary, demodex mites, exposure to UV light (need to avoid), s...  Read Full »

How to get rid of acne and acne scars?

Query: Hi doctor, I am asking questions on behalf of my son. Due to pandemics, we are not allowed to consult a dermatologist in person. But his skin has changed drastically. He is 16 years old and his face looks old. He has dark spots due to acne scarring and so he decided to use Ambi skincare fade crea...  Read Full »


Dr. Vikash Paudel

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Acne occurs commonly in teenagers. They appear and disappear with age. They occur due to sebum production from the oil glands present in the face. It blocks the oil tract present on the surface of the skin. It gets aggravated by oily cosmetics and bacteria. Treatment de...  Read Full »

What are the treatment options to remove acne and acne spots?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a heavy acne problem all of a sudden. I have been following a face wash routine with Cetaphil and then keep washing my face with water and applying sunscreen. Then in the evening, I wash my face with water and apply aloe vera, and at night I wash my face and apply benzoyl peroxid...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Acne in women can occur due to underlying hormonal imbalance. I always rule out the hormonal imbalance in female patients with acne as most doctors treat acne and do not address the underlying issue, which is why acne keeps recurring. So do you get your periods regul...  Read Full »

Why am I having itchy acne spots for more than a week?

Query: Hi doctor, I started having itchy acne spots for a week in clusters with slightly raised and red skin. I am not sure if this is folliculitis or an acne condition. I had folliculitis a few times, and I was prescribed Flucloxacillin. And now I am prescribed three months of Doxycycline. I have attache...  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sudden onset of red raised bumps with itching may be associated with allergy. Did you have any fever or sore throat before the onset of the lesions? Do these bumps discharge a watery substance on scratching?  Read Full »

Why have I started to have lots of acne on my face, particularly on my forehead?

Query: Hi doctor,I use to have clear skin. Since moving to a new place, I start to have lots of acne on my face, particularly on my forehead. I thought that it would disappear soon but it has got worse. I did some research and assumed that it has caused due to drinking cow's milk. Even after stopping it, i...  Read Full »


Dr. Vikash Paudel

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Acne has a multifactorial etiology. Acne soap does not help you if you have grade 2 acne or other types. You need to take oral and topical medications. For mild grade, you can take topical Clindamycin or Retinoid acid derivative. For higher grades of acne, you need ...  Read Full »

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