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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Does Epiduo help with acne scars?

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently having acne on my cheeks and I am applying Benzoyl peroxide gel on my acne. It only reduces the inflammation but bumps are not reducing. I also have pigmentation caused by acne before. What may be the reason? I usually get cystic acne bumps on my cheeks. The acne clears ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaunak Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This provisional advice provided by me stands subject to the actual examination of report or image (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and is based entirely on inputs provided to me. It should be correlated with clinical findings. You should know that ...  Read Full »

I have non-healing pimples. What can they be?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old male. What seemed as a common pimple to me some months ago is causing me a great problem now. I had a few pimples on my face around 4-5 months back. I remember trying to put pressure on them and I messed it up. I had pimples all over my face. Then, I consulted a doctor ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaunak Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had a look at your photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are currently having acne grade 3. In my opinion the best treatment for your acne would be a mild cleanser like Epiduo-OTC (combination of Adapalene and Benzoyl peroxide) face wash....  Read Full »

Why does my face look bad when I walk into direct sunlight?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had mild acne for years and it seems to be under control now with an occasional break out here and there, mainly just trying to fix scarring. I am a 26-year-old male. Currently, I am using the Menscience brand facial wash, Mirco scrub, and rosewater toner. I lie to keep things ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaunak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am glad you asked this. Could you also upload a photo of your face both indoors as well as in natural daylight? I need to have a close-up view to pinpoint the diagnosis and suggest a remedy. I appreciate your concern. For more information consult a dermatologist onli...  Read Full »

When I try to remove the flakes on my scalp, there is bleeding and crusting. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from two major problems from the past three years.Acne and marks.Sticky oily dandruff.Scalp flakes do not get dislodged even after shampooing. I have to dig my comb into the scalp to remove the flakes which lead to bleeding in certain areas and forms crusts. I have opted ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaunak Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have been following all the right advice. Continue the same for the face. As for the scalp, I think since it does not get resolved with antidandruff medication and there is crusting involved, my diagnosis would go in favor of scalp psoriasis. However, I cannot g...  Read Full »

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