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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I have been suffering from body acne since 10 years.Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from body acne since ten years. It is present on my upper arms, shoulders, back and buttocks. I have been using Benzoyl peroxide 5 % since six months. But there has been no effect at all.  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Benzoyl peroxide alone is not going to work. Please send the photographs of the affected area to find out the grade of acne and to prescribe you the proper treatment.   Read Full »

I am a 38-year-old diabetic lady with acne in the face mask area. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 38-year-old lady, on diabetic treatment, previously treated for acne a few years ago. For one year with Retin A tablets, currently suffering a limited acne breakout in the area of the face mask and was prescribed mild topical exfoliants with cream for pore purification; it general...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I would suggest you the following measures. 1. Use Benzoyl peroxide 2.5 % cream once at nighttime. 2. Open your mask every four hours for 15 minutes. 3. Apply a lot of moisturizer before wearing a mask. 4. Apply minimal cosmetics; otherwi...  Read Full »

Does acne in hand and back with dark areas in the neck, armpit, etc., indicate acanthosis nigricans?

Query: Hi doctor, 1) I have had back and arm acne for more than four years. These acnes come and stay and go, and after that, new acne comes. I used Moisturex cream for it. But nothing happened. Can you please recommend full treatment for this? Like body wash or soap and lotion and other specific creams. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to For back acne, I would advise you to consider taking Isotretinoin 30 mg once at night (if not planning for pregnancy) and Onac SR (Sulfur and Resorcinol lotion) lotion once after bath. Do you have dark axilla or groin? Is there a dark area under the breast? Do you have ...  Read Full »

I have discoloration, acne, and acne scarring on my overall face. Please suggest some treatment.

Query: Hi doctor, I have pimples that are going on and off. But for the last two months, they are not going away, and before, they were only like white pus-filled acne, but now I have reddish-brown colored bumps inside the skin with no heads. I also have discoloration and acne scarring on my overall face. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are suffering from Nodulocystic acne. I suggest taking 1) Capsule Isotretinoin 30 mg once at night. 2) Gel Revize micro (Tretinoin) 0.025 percent, once at night in a very small amount over the whole face and then wash. 3) Venusia cream (moisturizer). 4) La shiel...  Read Full »

What causes sudden clusters of pimples?

Query: Hello doctor, I woke up today with three pimples on my left temples. It is not hurting, but just scary to look at. I am due for my periods. Can it be because of that? I do get pimples, but never in bundles. Seeing three of them popping up all at once, is freaking me out.  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It could be a premenstrual flare of acne. I suggest you wash your face twice daily. Use Saslic DS (Salicylic acid topical) face wash in the morning, and Acnedap plus (Dapsone) gel at night. Hope it helps. If you have any other question, please do not hesitate to c...  Read Full »

Why are Clindamycin and Adapalene topicals not working on my pimples?

Query: Hi doctor,Last year I was prescribed Clindamycin topical and Adapalene topical for my facial acne. After a few months, my face was clear, and I stopped using them. I picked the prescriptions back this year when my face got worse (new pimples every day). Not only has it made my skin way worse for the...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi,Welcome to you have any history of menstrual disturbance? Do you have PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease)? Please revert with answers.Regards.  Read Full »

Does the intake of Isotretinoin result in increased facial hair?

Query: Hi doctor, I am female of 25 years old. My weight is 58 kg and height is 5'3". I am suffering from acne problem for the past 5 years. I tried many antibiotics. Now, I am on Isotretinoin for more than a month and it has really cleared my acne. But, my facial hair has increased. Will it become worse i...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Isotretinoin has no effect on facial hair. An increase in the facial hair can be attributed to either hormonal abnormality or topical steroid abuse. Isotretinoin must be continued in tapering doses for at least six months. You need to go for a hormonal evaluation...  Read Full »

What product can be used to cure acne?

Query: Hello doctor, My skin is dry in the morning and oily mostly on my nose area. I have some acne on my forehead and they really will not go away and I also have acne on my cheek that is just as stubborn. My skin, on rare occasions, feels tight and I have visible veins on my face that I want to get rid...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You might be suffering from an acneiform eruption with seborrheic dermatitis. Use Desowen cream over nose area and Epiduo cream over acne.  Read Full »

What causes pus-filled bumps on the scalp?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 32 years old. I am getting bumps with pus on my scalp. I have already contacted dermatologist but no luck. It has been more than a year I am suffering with this. Please suggest best tablets or shampoo.  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I need to know a few more things about your health issue. Is there any aggravating or relieving factor? Is itching present? What work do you do? Did you have response to any medication? Please do attach pictures and revert back with the answers to a ...  Read Full »

I have a peculiar skin problem on and off. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female. I have a skin problem on and off for the past two years. The doctor said that it is not acne and I had undergone homeopathy. But, I did not get any improvement from that. Also, it is not an allergy. It is so embarrassing to have this type of skin. I also took s...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Are the marks, acne or scar your problem?Send complete information about your onset, progression like how it started and increased, and also any other part of the body is affected.What treatment had you taken?Revert back with the detailed history to a dermatologist onlin...  Read Full »

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