Acne Vulgaris

Acne vulgaris is a common skin condition that occurs when the hair follicles are blocked by oil and debris of dead skin cells causing blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, oily skin and scarring.

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Along with PCOS I am suffering from bad skin. Please help.

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 »

Please help with my acne as I have no idea about this.

Query: Hi doctor, I am having something like acne. They are superficial spots and a lot of them are mainly on my forehead, jaw and chin area. I am suffering with this problem for over a year now. Also, I have clogged pores and blackheads. I visited a doctor before and he said that he would not do anything ...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and read the query in detail. Your problem seems to be acne vulgaris. Acne vulgaris is a common skin concern in adolescents and may sometimes persist in adulthood too. It is a skin disorder involvin...  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 »

What is the best treatment option for nodular acne?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old female and having nodular acne for more than a year. It looks very terrible and painful. In my teen age I had pimples but of moderate type. I have tried every possible treatments such as chemical peel and Isotretinoin. But nothing worked. Currently, I am taking Divya K...  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. The best medicine for nodulocystic acne is capsule Isotretinoin. This needs to be taken for at least four to five months to have proper response. The dose of Isotretinoin is 20 mg once daily. Before starting the capsule get your ba...  Read Full »

Why do I have pimples even though I do not eat oily food?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. I am suffering from pimples and their dark spots. What happens is one or two pimples appear and vanish in two to four days leaving dark spots behind. The same thing repeats again and again. Now there is a lot of dark spots in my face. I do not use oil in my hair and als...  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. You need to take proper medicine for the treatment of pimples so that dark spots will not appear. Use a Salicylic acid face wash twice daily and apply Benzoyl peroxide 2.5 percent gel on the pimples twice daily. Along with this take ...  Read Full »

How to treat whiteheads under lower lips?

Query: Hello doctor, I have noticed a cluster of what looks like tiny white heads under my lip. After a couple days of being there, I tried pooping them but they seem to fill back with pus minutes later. Tired of them being there I kept pushing on them until nothing but clear liquid was coming out, now th...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Golla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If possible, forward a few pics of affected area of the lips to help you through.  Read Full »

Can hormonal imbalance cause breakouts before periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old, and I always have breakouts before a week of my periods. I think it is a hormonal imbalance. I get big, red, and painful acne around my jawline and lower cheek, and I have a high testosterone level. I get these kinds of breakouts almost every month for more than a year...  Read Full »


Dr. Yeshwanth Kumar

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your symptoms, the diagnosis is acne vulgaris (grade 2). Do not apply Mometasone cream over the face, as it is a steroid cream. Please get an ultrasound of the abdomen and pelvis during the second and third days of the menstrual cycle to rule out PCOD (polycystic...  Read Full »

Why do I have dark spots all over my body?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31 year old female with three kids. When I was in my teenage, I developed red bumps which later on turn into acne. Most of the time I scratch them as they are very itchy and same with insect bites. I have a lot of dark spots now all over my face, buttock, back of my thighs and uppe...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please answer me the following questions to give more accurate treatment. How long it has been there? Is itching still there? Can you mention any exaggerating and relieving factor? Any area spared? How long have you been breastfeeding? Revert back with the answers to a de...  Read Full »

I have dark spots on the face from acne. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have oily skin. I have lots of dark spots and acne on my face. Currently, I am using Clincitop gel. My face skin has turned dark where my body color is normal. I have also lost my skin complexion. How should I get rid of this? Please suggest me.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send good quality photographs of your face taken under natural light for more detailed opinion.Revert back with photographs to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

How can cystic acne be treated without disfiguring the face?

Query: Hello doctor, How can a cystic acne be treated without devastating the face? And advice about men's health on cystic acne and what is the best treatment for cystic acne?  Read Full »


Dr. Yeshwanth Kumar

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cystic acne comes under acne vulgaris grade 4. The generation they present as large inflamed pus-filled nodules which later develop into cysts along with draining sinuses. Treatment of severe acne includes, 1. We need to counsel the patient that severe acne can be ...  Read Full »

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