I have had acne for the past six years, which greatly impacted my self-confidence. Kindly help.

Q. How can I get rid of cystic acne that resists multiple medications?

Answered by
Dr. Shanza Ikram
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 01, 2023

Hello doctor,

I have had acne for the past six years, which has greatly impacted my self-confidence. I mostly have acne on my face, but I also have body and back acne. I have been to my doctor many times, and they have given me medication that has completely failed to work, but I was told that I have cystic acne, and I wish for my acne to improve and be rid of it completely. I used antibiotics and Benzoyl peroxide gels for this condition. I had also tried home remedies which rarely worked.

Kindly help.

Thank you.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and understand your concern.

You have nodulocystic acne. First, you need to understand that acne at your age is very common, and you may have frequent exacerbations precipitated by stress, food, and sometimes periods. And it takes months of treatment and patience. Consult your specialist doctor, talk with them, and take medications with their consent.

1. Apply Clindamycin gel two times a day.

2. Use an anti-acne face wash.

Thank you.

Was this answer helpful?


Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Related Questions:
How can I use Benzoyl Peroxide and Hydroquinone together on my face?

Benzoyl Peroxide is an acne medication, and Hydroquinone is given to improve dark pigmentation ...   Read full

Why do antibiotics clear acne?

Hi doctor, Why do antibiotics clear acne ...  Is bacteria the cause of acne ...   Read full

How to treat cystic acne caused due to PCOS?

Hi doctor, I have PCOS, and I had moderate acne as a teenager ... Although my skin was manageable before I started eating well again, it has become dry, itchy, and oily, and I have cystic acne on   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read

PCOS and Liver Problems
The hormonal imbalances in polycystic ovary syndrome could cause liver diseases. Read the article to know the relationship between these medical conditions.  Read more»
Inferior Alveolar Nerve Lateralization Technique
The inferior alveolar nerve lateralization technique is a surgical lateralization technique to reposition the nerve. Read the article to know more about this.  Read more»
COVID-19 and Ebola: Similarities and Differences
This article gives a comparison and broader overview of the outbreak of the two deadliest diseases that showed a greater incidence over the last two decades.  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Dermatologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.