Adapalene

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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What is the best way to get rid of scars and improve skin complexion?

Query: Hello doctor,My complexion is breaking out terribly. I used to take the antibiotic Adoxa, which cleared up my skin completely with no side effects. Is there a way to have this prescription?  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can use Nadibact cream in the daytime, Epiduo gel at night for 15 days (on pimples). Apply for 30 minutes and then wash off gently. If there is no irritation, you can keep it overnight and wash it off the next day. Take tablet Doxycycline 100 mg once a day aft...  Read Full »

How to confirm whether the pimple on my lips is a normal acne or cold sore?

Query: Hello doctor, I have what looks like a pimple on my lip. I am worried it might be a cold sore. My partner and I never had this before, but I am afraid.  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a normal acne. Do not worry about it. It will disappear in a few days. It is due to not maintaining proper hygiene on the face or due to hormonal changes in the body. As you mentioned, you and your partner do not have, do not worry. Please apply Adapalene 0.1 % w...  Read Full »

Can Adapalene and Benzoyl peroxide cure fordyce spots present in penis?

Query: I have what I believe to be forydce spots on my penis. Should I be using Adapalene and benzoyl peroxide down there? Im male in my 30s  Read Full »


Dr. Abdel Hakam Soliman

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello Please add a close and in focus photos of the affected area to make sure of the diagnosis.  Read Full »

Is dry skin more prone to acne?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know about my skin discoloration, dry skin and pimples. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Apply Epiduo gel at night for 15 days (on dark spots and pimples), Aziderm 10 percent cream at noon for 15 days, Clindamycin 1 percent gel at daytime for 15 days, and Photostable sunsc...  Read Full »

Does masturbation cause acne?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having serious acne problem for almost eight years. My age is 22. I observed that when I masturbate, they occur. I will not do masturbation daily or excess. I will masturbate only twice a month. Another thing is that even though I do not do, acne comes sometimes. My face becoming...  Read Full »


Dr. Chaitra Prakash

Cosmetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Acne is an infection of oil secreting glands of the skin. There is no relation to masturbation. Creams like Mometasone are steroids, and they can aggravate acne. Moreover, they also cause serious side effects like facial hair, redness and fungal infection later. ...  Read Full »

Which medication is the best choice for acne, oral or topical?

Query: Hello doctor,I have acne problem for the last few months. I am taking acne medicines also, but it recurs every time. Please see the pictures and suggest a solution. I do not have any health problems. Acne is not painful but is different from the usual pimples. I consulted a dermatologist but did not...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed the attached clinical photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This is grade-3 acne. Have you considered oral Isotretinoin or Doxycycline in the past? What topical medications are you using? Is your age mentioned correctly? Are y...  Read Full »

Why do my pimples come back when I stop applying Deriva?

Query: I have pimples problem on body,face and chest. I am using one prescription since 2 months,it is working fine.This was suggested by doctor whom i consulted before.its duration is 2 months. I don't know what to use now.previous prescription was good(good result). If i stop that pimples again will st...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Deriva cream is combination of Clindamycin and Adapalene. Is there any irritation? burning? post application? Isotretenoin heals active Acne lesions. Azithromycin is Antibiotic to kill bacteria causing acne. Aquasoft is given to avoid dryness due to Adapalene in deriva and help in moisturizing ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of stubborn acne on face?

Query: Hello doctor, I have stubborn acne on cheeks for years. It goes away some time, but it comes back sometime else and it is stubborn and never goes away. I am currently on Levothyroxine 175 mcg for hypothyroidism.  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your query and concern. Acne Vulgaris is a common skin problem in adolescents, and in adulthood, it involves pilosebaceous follicles or oil glands and therefore seen to involve areas where oil glands are dense like face, chest, back, upper arms. In your cas...  Read Full »

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

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

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 »

How to remove pimples and the scars on my face?

Query: Hello doctor, I have lots of pimples and scars on my face. How can I remove it from my face? Please guide me.  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pimple is somewhat hormonal and due to oily skin. Remember the following measures to control pimples. Do not use hair oil and avoid oily foods, chocolates and milk products. Do not use any steroid creams. Face wash and soaps are not the treatment and they do not help. D...  Read Full »

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