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Acne

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 want to lighten my skin color and reduce my facial acne. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I want to lighten my skin color and reduce my facial acne. I used cream Epiduo for acne in the past. Currently, I am taking 1000 mg of Vitamin C and 1000 mg Glutathione. Are there any vitamins and topical creams that I could use? Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You have acne vulgaris, also called acne, that occurs due to multiple factors like genetic susceptibility in case of family members or parents having had a history of acne in the past, climatic factors, dietary factors, hormonal imbalances, e...  Read Full »

I am an 18-year-old with recurrent pimples. How do I manage them?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old female. I am getting more pimples on my face. What are the primary causes and triggers behind pimples and acne? How do hormonal changes contribute to the occurrence of pimples and acne? What are the effective skin care routines that individuals can follow to reduce...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com I understand your concern. Acne or pimples usually appear due to multiple reasons, which include hormonal fluctuation that naturally occurs within one's body at different age groups. Hormone fluctuations happen due to any underlying medical conditions like PCOD (poly...  Read Full »

I am a 27-year-old male. Is it safe for me to use Tracnil sachet?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old male, and my dermatologist prescribed a Tracnil sachet for me. Is it safe for men to use a Tracnil sachet? Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are doing well. I have carefully reviewed the details you provided, and I understand your concern. Tracnil sachet (vitamin D3, folic acid, and myoinositol) is indeed safe and effective for men. Tracnil men is specifically formulated for male use. The ingr...  Read Full »

I am seeking advice on treatment for past acne scars.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 27 years old, with a height of 5 feet 4 inches, and weigh 110 pounds. I suffer from acne and scars. Presently, there is no active acne, and I am not using any medication. I have a history of recurring acne, leaving black scars, persisting for the past five years. Kindly guide. Tha...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. I have reviewed the details you provided (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) and understand your concern about post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or dark spots after acne. This occurs due to inflam...  Read Full »

I have a prominent scar that affects my self-confidence. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old male with a prominent scar on my face that I got around two years ago as a result of a pimple on my nose. The scar is still visibly black and large, and it is affecting my self-confidence. I am looking for effective ways to remove this scar and prevent any future occ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com I read your query and understand your concerns. The appearance of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, which is the dark spot that appears once the inflammation of acne calms down, is due to the excessive release of melanin in the affected area post-inflammation. The da...  Read Full »

I have a lot of acne and acne scars on my face. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old female. I have a lot of acne and scars on my face. What kind of skin care should I follow to prevent acne and remove scars on my face? Is there any procedure or product I should avoid or stay away from to prevent acne from worsening? Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com I have gone through the details you have provided, and I do understand your concern. Acne and post-acne scars are usually due to multiple reasons, including hormonal fluctuations, genetic susceptibility, due to changes in diet, use of skin care products, and a few med...  Read Full »

What could be the effect of air pollution on my skin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am concerned about the effects of air pollution on my skin. Can you provide guidance on skincare routines or specific products that can help protect and cleanse the skin from the effects of air pollution? Additionally, are there recommended practices or ingredients to consider in a...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hope you are doing well. I have gone through your query and I do understand your concern. Air pollution causes a number of skin conditions, namely: 1. Acne ranges from mild to severe acne, which includes blackheads, whiteheads, pus-containing acne, and so on. 2. ...  Read Full »

How should I determine my skin type?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old female. I have been experiencing some skin-related concerns. How can I determine my specific skin type (e.g., oily, dry, combination, sensitive)? What should a basic daily skincare routine include? With so many skincare products available in the market, how can I c...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hope you are doing well. I have gone through your query and I do understand your concern. To determine your skin type, I will be giving you a few tips: 1. Oily Skin: Your skin would be considered oily, if there is excessive secretion or presence of oil or greasin...  Read Full »

How do I get rid of my chin's hard, painful, and severe cystic acne?

Query: Hi doctor, I am in my mid-twenties, and I eat carbohydrate-rich foods. Also, I have polycystic ovarian cysts. I noticed severe cystic acne on my chin which is hard and painful that occurred suddenly. What is causing it? How can I treat them? Kindly give your suggestions.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. According to the history and image provided, it looks like acne vulgaris grade 4 (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Acne appears due to multiple factors, including hormonal changes, climate c...  Read Full »

Can I use a face wash for acne if I take steroids for lupus?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had a lot of pimples erupting recently, and I noticed a burn on my face below my mouth after I tried using a facial cleanser. Also, I have lupus, and I take steroids for the same. This is the first time that I have noticed a lot of pimples on my face. What to do?Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. According to your history and the image, it appears like allergic contact dermatitis (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). They appear as red, inflamed areas with scaling, dryness, and exfoliation...  Read Full »

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