HomeAnswersDermatologyacneI suffer from itchy acne on my cheek during summer. How can I treat them?

How to get rid of acne and itching during summer?


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Answered by

Dr. Suvina Attavar

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At November 18, 2023
Reviewed AtDecember 4, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I have been facing severe acne problems on my cheek since the beginning of this summer. They itch a lot and become red and swollen, and it has some white bulbous structure on them also. Suggest some medicines.

Thank you.

Answered by Dr. Suvina Attavar


Welcome to iclinq.com.

I would like to know if you have irregular periods. If you do, kindly visit your gynaecologist for hormonal work, as this could be the reason for your acne. You would need a course of antibiotic Azithromycin 500 milligrams to be taken once a day for three consecutive days. This is to be repeated on the same three days for four weeks. You could use Acnestar gel (Clindamycin and Nicotinamide) over the pimples in the morning. Also, you could use a cream containing Adapalene and Benzoyl peroxide for two hours at night over the pimples. If the lesions do not subside, you might require Isotretinoin after investigation and a prescription from a dermatologist.

I hope this helps. Take care.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Suvina Attavar

Dr. Suvina Attavar


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