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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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

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

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

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

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

Dermatologist, Venereologist

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

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

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

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

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

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 »

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