Get E-Book on COVID-19

Q. Compared to topical application, how do tablets control acne effectively?

Answered by
Dr. Vinay Kumar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 18, 2015 and last reviewed on: Feb 21, 2019

Hi doctor,

Currently, I am using Epiduo (Adapalene + Benzoyl peroxide) gel for acne treatment. My doctor advised me to not to use any other beauty product. Because of winter my skin is becoming dry now. So, can I use any cold cream along with Epiduo? If yes, which one can I use? It has controlled acne for some extent but still pimples are there in my face. So, please suggest me any other tablet to control acne.

Dr. Vinay Kumar

Cosmetology Dermatology Microbiology Venereology
#

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.I have noted your complaints. In such a situation, the following strategy works efficiently.

  1. Wash your face frequently with plain water. This will not only help the early resolution of pimples but also help hydrate the skin.
  2. You might consider using a slightly lesser quantity of the preparation.
  3. You can use Acnemoist as a moisturizer.

It takes several months to control acne even if these are moderate intensity. Therefore, waiting, for now, would be ideal. In general, your current treatment is something which is both ideal and effective while being safe. Have faith and do your best under guidance.

I hope you will notice further improvement in the coming weeks and get good results.


Was this answer helpful?

 | 

Hi doctor,

Thanks for your kind reply. Currently, I have stopped taking tablets. Can I take one more round of tablets to control pimples with Acnemoist?

Dr. Vinay Kumar

Cosmetology Dermatology Microbiology Venereology
#

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

There are two well-known methods to control pimples. One is by the use of oral antibiotics like Doxycycline or Minocycline or some other antibiotic. The second one which is more rapid in action but needs to be practiced under strict supervision is the use of a class of compounds called retinoids. Both are for oral use.

The locally applied medicines including the one which you are using are to supplement the effects of the previously described oral medication. However, in milder or initial phase cases the local preparations themselves might be the only prescribed medication.

Acnemoist is supposed to be helping dryness that one encounters while on treatment with other medicines given for acne. As a standalone, it is not expected to help acne when given alone. I would be more in favor of antibiotics for the control of acne as the first line of action. I am sure, now you know better as to how Acnemoist is going to help you.


Was this answer helpful?

 | 

Related Questions:
Top 10 Questions on Acne
What Is Acne Vulgaris?
Adult Acne: A Common Problem
 

This is a sponsored Ad. icliniq or icliniq doctors do not endorse the content in the Ad.

Consult by PhoneConsult by Phone Video ChatVideo Chat
Also Read Answers From:

Comprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Related Questions & Answers


Please suggest treatment for pimples on the private parts?

Query: Hi doctor, I found pimples on my private parts yesterday. But, I do not feel any irritation. Please help.  Read Full »

Which medicine can be used to get rid of chicken-pox scars?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. I had chicken pox before one and a half month. After the chicken box was gone, I had some scars. So I went to a dermatologist to give me a medicine to clear the scars, he gave me new gel E. I had some pimples on my forehead so he advised and wrote for me a face wash...  Read Full »

Why do I have pimples on the back of my tongue?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old. A month ago, I noticed few small pimples at the back of my tongue and I thought that they will get alright on their own. But, they have been there for almost a month.  And, I have halitosis too. I often have a sore throat as well, but it is not severe.  Read Full »

Also Read


Crohn's Disease
Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the digestive tract, which results in symptoms like severe diarrhea, stomach pain...  Read more»
I was diagnosed with Celiac disease a year back. Can you suggest any medicine?
Having celiac fromnlast 10 year dignosis recently ayear ago since then i am gluten free still cant absorb food feeling w...  Read more»
My head is shivering from 20 days, and it feels like head trauma. What is the cause?
Hello sir, My head is shivering like anything , feeling like trauma is head. And its start anytime in a day and when s...  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Dermatologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: All health Q&As published on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek the advice from your physician or other qualified health-care providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website.