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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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Kindly provide effective treatment for my chronic pimples.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old boy dealing with chronic pimples that have been affecting my confidence and causing rejection, especially in college drama circles. The consistent breakouts have taken a toll on my self-esteem and impacted my participation. I feel rejected due to my skin condition, a...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. The issue you are going through is acne vulgaris. They usually occur due to reasons including genetic susceptibility, where the condition runs within the family, due to hormonal fluctuations, which can happen during any...  Read Full »

How do I tackle acne scars I get during my menstrual cycle?

Query: Hello doctor, I have acne and acne scars everywhere on my face. A lot of scars and acne occur during the time of the menstrual cycle. It has been happening for one year.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Acne vulgaris, also termed acne, appears most commonly during adolescence and may sometimes keep recurring till the late twenties. For some, it may appear during adulthood as well. It is due to the sudden changes in the hormone levels in your body. Diet and climate c...  Read Full »

I am facing acne problems from past three years. What could be the cause? kindly suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, It has been some years since I have faced too many acne problems that started in the past two to three years. I had clear skin. Can you suggest a solution?  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Acne vulgaris or acne is most commonly seen during the pubertal age group. For young individuals, sudden hormonal fluctuations lead to excess oil or sebum secretion causing acne infections. These are possible reasons for acne, considering y...  Read Full »

My mother had acne during her teenage. Will I also have them?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 12-year-old female turning 13 soon. I have acne. There is nothing too wrong, but I do want clear skin. I have tried and am still using clear and clean night relaxing deep cleaning face wash (daily use), clear pore oil-eliminating astringent from neutrogena(daily use), and an oil-f...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. After going through the information provided from your end, it appears as acne vulgaris. As you mentioned, acne is most often transmitted genetically from the family. Besides the hormonal causes, acne is prevalent ...  Read Full »

I am a 21-years-old female, and I have acne mostly on my cheeks. Kindly suggest a treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-years-old female, and I have acne mostly on my cheeks. This problem started when I was 18 years old. I consulted a dermatologist for the first time, and she prescribed me the tablet Roaccutane. I am a bit skeptical about taking the tablet Roaccutane as the first step in clear...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the history provided by you. Acne vulgaris grade 4 is severe acne and requires the tablet Roaccutane (Isotretinoin). However, since it is the first step to treating acne, I suggest you take antibiotics, oral medications, topical creams, face wash,...  Read Full »

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