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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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. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

What are the common sites of acne development?

Query: Hello doctor, I have mild or moderate acne for the past eight months. I had it only once before 15 months. I used some gel prescribed by a dermatologist, but after three months, it did not go well for me. My face used to burn or irritate and appear red whenever I applied that. For the next six mont...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

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

Can Benzoyl peroxide be used for a longer time for acne?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from acne for five years. I took Accutane for two months and stopped it recently due to side effects. My acne again started to come back after a month. Now, I am following a diet with no sugar or fast food and fewer dairy products. Also, I am using Benzoyl peroxide face was...  Read Full »


Dr. Ganeshkumar Suresh Satpute

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can use Benzoyl peroxide continuously until you have any side effects like itching, rash and dryness of skin. Also, you should stop immediately once you know that you are pregnant or you can stop once you are planning to get pregnant. IIt does not have any effect on ...  Read Full »

Do antibiotics help in treating acne?

Query: Hi doctor, Why do antibiotics clear acne? Is bacteria the cause of acne? Please explain.  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query. Yes, acne is caused by a bacteria called Propionibacterium acnes, but beside this other factors also play in forming acne. Change in keratinization pattern in pilosebaceous unit, which leads to a keratinous material to cause blocking of sebum secre...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, I have pimples on my body, face, and chest. I am using a prescribed medicine for two months as it is working fine. This was suggested by my doctor and it was suggested to be used for two months. I do not know what to use now. I had a good result with my medicine. When I stopped it, I h...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Deriva cream is a combination of Clindamycin and Adapalene. Please mention whether you have any irritation and burning. Isotretinoin helps to heal active acne lesions. Azithromycin is an antibiotic that kills the bacteria causing acne. Aquasoft is used to avoid dryness ...  Read Full »

Is there any vitamin supplement that can be used as an alternative to Accutane for treating acne?

Query: Hi doctor, I am on Isotretinoin for around 50 days. My face is now clear and it really improved my skin as I have oily skin. But, I have noticed clay colored stools. I am also having high fever and facing weakness. Now, my veins on hand started to swell. I am also having difficulty in breathing. But...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should visit your physician as soon as possible. All these can be symptoms of obstructive jaundice. To confirm get your blood tested for complete blood count and liver function test. Also, get a urine routine microscopic test and ultrasound abdomen. Stop oral Isotreti...  Read Full »

I have dark-colored dry patches around my mouth. Please suggest some medicine.

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from dark colored dry patches around the mouth, which are swollen and very painful. I am only on some cream for acne. Please recommend some medicine for dry patches.  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your history and clinical images (attachment removed to protect patient identity) are suggestive of a perioral variant of acne. Also, long term use of certain creams for acne can make your skin susceptible to such patches at the angles of your lips. Kindly mention the dur...  Read Full »

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

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

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

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

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