Adapalene is a topical retinoid that is used to treat acne, keratosis, and other skin conditions. The common side effects are stinging, dry skin, peeling, and redness, but is the most tolerated among the three topical retinoids.

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Please suggest the best cream for pimples.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 22 years old. I have pimples. Before I used Deriva MS gel and Kojitin gel. What should I use for better improvement?  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Based on the details provided I suggest to you the following measures. Clindamycin and Nicotinamide gel combination are good for moderate acne. Apply after face wash, and do not go in the sun after putting it. Benzoyl peroxide, take care that you apply only over pimp...  Read Full »

I have acne and tiny bumps on my face, back, chest, along with forearms. How to cure this?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old female. My skin is oily in summer and dry in winter. I am not using any products on my skin because I have sensitive skin. I have acne breakouts and open and closed pores. Also, acne and tiny bumps on my face, back, chest, and forearms, especially on my forehead and ch...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to understand your concern. I suggest you follow the following instructions:1. Wash your face with a cleanser at least two to three times a day.2. Avoid eating high carbohydrate or fatty foods.3. Use anti-dandruff shampoos like Scalpe or Nizoral lotion (Ketoconazole 2 %), a...  Read Full »

Why do I look 40 years old when I am only 29?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old male, who looks like a 40 year old. I have aged very poorly. What caused this to happen? What can I do to look my proper age?  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Early aging can be a consequence of multiple factors. The most important ones are sun exposure, poor nutrition, improper sleep, bad lifestyle habits, and poor regular care of the skin. Excessive sun exposure damages the normal texture of the skin by altering the co...  Read Full »

I am 17 years old with pimples for the last two weeks, which are getting worse day by day. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 17 years old and suffering from pimples from last two weeks. It is increasing day by day. So what will I do? Please suggest some medicine. Thank you  Read Full »

Dr. Shaunak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is essential that you drink 4 liters of water as constipation can cause pimples. Once a regular bowel moment is established, you could apply Oxidoben cream (combination of Adapalene and Benzoyl peroxide) at night over the pimples. It will dry them up and shed them away...  Read Full »

Whenever I eat something spicy, I get pimples overnight. Please suggest a remedy.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 26-year-old male. Whenever I eat something spicy like patties or any hot food overnight, I get pimples on my cheeks. They are the red and yellow type and do not fade away easily. Sometimes, I have to compromise on my favorite dishes. Please suggest a remedy.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Pimples occur due to hormonal changes and oily accumulation in the skin. I suggest following these steps: 1. Do not use hair oil or any sticky cream on the face. 2. Avoid oily food, chocolate, and milk products. 3. Avoid dust. 4. Use sunscreens above 30 SPF. 5. Do no...  Read Full »

How to treat cystic acne present in face and neck?

Query: Hi doctor, I have acne only on the right side of my face in the cheeks, chin, and neck area. I have been diagnosed with cystic acne on my chin and started using Madeca Derma centelian cream since three years. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Acne occurs due to the following as blockage of sebum (oil-producing glands), a surge in hormonal levels at the time of puberty, due to improper skincare, and also associated with menstrual irregularities. Here are some steps you can follow to get rid of acne: 1) ...  Read Full »

What concentration of Adapalene gel should I use to reduce inflamed papules caused by my acne?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old female. Two years ago, I started developing mild to moderate acne. My dermatologist suggested I use tablet Doxycycline, Adapalene gel 0.1 %, and Clindacin Phosphate solution for one month. After the second month, I started developing new inflamed papules. So, my doc...  Read Full »

Dr. Barve Vaibhav Saidas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would be happy to help. I suggest you to use Deriva-Cms gel (Adapalene and Clindamycin), Dermadew Aloe lotion, and a photostable gold sunscreen. I hope this helps. Thank you.  Read Full »

How can these boils on my face be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old female. For the past one month, I have got these boils on my face. Ten years ago, I had the same issue and got treated. It is a kind of acne that is what the doctor had diagnosed at that time. At present, I do not take any medications for the same.These are the sam...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw your clinical pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) You have lots of closed comedones on your forehead. Yes, it is acne. There are two types of comedones. They are closed comedones nothing but whiteheads and the other are open comedones wh...  Read Full »

Would you please suggest some steps to resolve pimples and acne present on my skin?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pimples, dark marks, and dark circles with acne on my skin. I also have some skin problems. Would you please help me to solve my problems and guide me with valuable medicines?  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. But there are no attached photographs in your message. Different grades of acne require different treatments. So kindly send pictures. Kindly send a picture of the affected area to assess the condition and suggest the appropriate diagnosis ...  Read Full »

How to reduce the pimples present on my mouth, chin, forehead, and nose?

Query: Hello doctor, Around a year ago, some red pimples started appearing around my mouth, chin, forehead, and my nose. These small red pimples create a red area when seen from far away because they are very small and inflamed. It never disappears. My skin always feels stuck and not flexible and with a mi...  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the attached image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Do not apply Metronidazole gel, as there is also erythema over your face. I suggest you try doing the following. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start using the m...  Read Full »

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