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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 lots of pimple, acne scars, dark circles and increasing white hair. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My age is 22, and I have lots of pimples, acne scars, and dark circles. I have been trying to get rid of them since last year. And I have white hair, which is increasing. My nails are very weak, and my footnails become dead after some time. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Payal Chauhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Kindly send images of your lesions to help you better.   Read Full »

I have adult acne and mild eczema with a spot on my cheek. Is it anything to be concerned?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a spot on my cheek and I am diagnosed with adult acne and mild eczema. Is it anything to be concerned about?  Read Full »

Dr. Payal Chauhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. You have both eczema and acne it seems. But medicines for both are different. Use the following medicines for eczema. Kindly consult your doctor to discuss the suggestions and take the treatment with consent. 1. Mometasone 0.1 % cream loca...  Read Full »

My acne is getting bad for the last two months. What can be done?

Query: Hello doctor,Acne started getting bad on and off for the last 2 to 3 months, always had the occasional pimple but now it is all over my face. The dermatologist prescribed Doxycycline after Minocycline, but it did not work. He also prescribed Sulfacleanse to use in the shower and Benzoyl Peroxide, Cl...  Read Full »

Dr. Payal Chauhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. You have grade 2 acne vulgaris and definitely, need oral antibiotics. The thing with anti-acne medications particularly retinoids like Adapalene is that initially, you might feel that acne is flaring and people stop them. But in time they g...  Read Full »

What I should do to cure dermatitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have acne, and my pharmacist said that it is dermatitis. I tried every homemade mask, but it does not work out. I have not tried any medication but have used some skincare products like face washes. And apart from that, I have a terrible uneven tone (tan) on my face, neck, and arms ...  Read Full »

Dr. Payal Chauhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems that you have acne vulgaris grade 3. Please do not touch or squeeze them. If you scratch them, it will lead to the mark. I have suggested the medicines below. Please consult your doctor, discuss my suggestion, and take the medication with consent.  Read Full »

What is the best treatment for oily scalp and hair?

Query: Hello doctor, I completed my acne treatment one year ago and my skin is clear after some period of time. My scalp and face get excessively oily. So I went to another dermatologist and he says that the treatment is under weight. My weight is 121.25 Ibs. I take Isotretinoin 20 mg for four months, 10 m...  Read Full »

Dr. Payal Chauhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to What you have told is correct. To prevent relapse of acne one needs to complete a total dose of 120 mg/kg of Isotretinoin. As your weight is 121.25 Ibs you should be taking a total of 6600 mg of Isotretinoin to prevent relapse. That comes out to be 330 days of 20 mg ...  Read Full »

My acne problem increased after using Tertinoin. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been using Tretinoin gel for a while for my back and chest acne, and it has been fine, but one day, I decided to go to the beach and got sunburned. And my doctor prescribed me to put the gel every night so that night I applied it and my skin had a burning sensation for a few se...  Read Full »

Dr. Payal Chauhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Whenever retinoids are used proper sun protection in the form of sunscreens and other measures is necessary, while going to the beach. Use the following medications now for this, 1. Mometasone cream apply twice a day for five days for the ...  Read Full »

What can be done for severe acne on cheeks and jawline?

Query: Hi doctor, I hope you are well. I am 25 years old, and I suffer from severe acne, especially on my cheeks and jawline. I have very oily skin, maybe that is the reason. Can you help me build a face routine that will rid me of acne and help me get rid of the acne scars? I really hope that you can hel...  Read Full »

Dr. Payal Chauhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern but there are no attached photographs in your message. Kindly send a picture of the affected area to help you better. I need to see the affected area to assess the condition and to suggest the appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Please send...  Read Full »

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