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Hormonal Acne

It is also known as adult acne, affecting both men and women but mainly women. It is one of the most common conditions caused by clogged pores. The clogged pores result from dead skin layers, bacteria, and excess sebum, an oily substance created from the sebaceous gland in the middle layer of the skin. It can appear in the form of whiteheads, blackheads, and cysts. Topical creams like Tretinoin and Retinoid help in treating such acne.

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I have severe acne and blemishes after pregnancy. Please suggest.

Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from severe acne and blemishes along with small acne pores all over my face and am not taking any type of medicine. I am 25 years old and my height is 5.4 inches, and weigh 191 pounds. I have been suffering from PCOD and PCOS after pregnancy. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. If you are experiencing severe acne and blemishes without taking any medication, it may be helpful to adopt a few skincare practices that can help manage acne. Follow the following suggestions: 1. Cleanse Your Skin Twice a Day: Use a gentle c...  Read Full »

I am suffering from pimples despite using medications. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been dealing with persistent and bothersome pimples, and it is affecting my confidence and well-being. I am in my late twenties, and I thought I would have outgrown this by now. These pimples seem to be different from the occasional breakouts I used to have. They are more freque...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello doctor,Welcome to can understand your concern.Based on your description, you can be suffering from hormonal acne.I suggest you follow the below-mentioned instructionsAvoid stress, and make yourself stress-free, as stress is a big contributing factor. Avoid using oily, greasy, cos...  Read Full »

I have oily, acne-prone skin. Kindly suggest.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old female, 5 feet 2 inches in height, and I weigh 123 pounds.I have oily and acne-prone skin. Do you have any recommendations for managing my oily skin and acne-prone skin?  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, We welcome you to icliniq family. I appreciate the confidence you place in me for your healthcare consultation. I understand your concern. I have reviewed the attached image (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity). Acne from the image provided appears to be hormonal acne....  Read Full »

My 15-year-old daughter has been experiencing facial acne. How can she overcome it?

Query: Hello doctor. My daughter is 15 years old. Her face and back are covered with acne. Her skin is greasy. She has tried practically every face cleanser and there are many more. She frequently applies sunscreen, but even the gel kind causes her to break out. Please recommend a face wash and sunscreen ...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Pimples are caused by oily skin and are partly hormonal. Here are some of the practices I suggest you follow. Avoid applying hair oil or other sticky cream on your face. Avoid fatty foods, chocolate, and dairy items. Avoid dust and wear sunscreen with an SPF(sun prote...  Read Full »

I have been having hormonal acne. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 17-year-old female. I will turn 18 in three weeks. I have continuous acne problems. I have taken Accutane, and my skin has healed. Now it is back, and I have tried everything out there. I started taking nutrient supplements as most of my acne is hormonal. I considered taking zinc, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern and will try to help you with it. I have seen your query and concern and examined your picture (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity). Acne vulgaris is a common skin problem in adolescents a...  Read Full »

I am dealing with acne leaving dark marks on my forehead, nose, and jaws. Kindly help.

Query: Hello, I am currently experiencing acne, especially on my forehead, nose, and jawline. Some of them are quite itchy. I am using Cetaphil daily scrub cleanser and Benzac spots treatment at the moment. I have previously used Doxycycline and Tretinoin gel 0.05 percent. I used to take Doxycycline aroun...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern. From your description, you have high grade acne, which includes nodules and pustules. Do you have regular periods? How is your lifestyle, diet, and sleep? Are you married? Is there any history ...  Read Full »

I am a 26-year-old female experiencing painful nodule-like acne on my face. What could be causing this?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 26-year-old female. For the past three months, I have been experiencing nodules-like acne forming on my jawline, cheeks, and forehead. They are painful when touched, and some of them are itchy (but not all). Sometimes pustules also develop, and they leave dark spots on my face. C...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern. Your history and photos (attachments removed to protect patient's identity) suggest hormonal acne, but I will require a detailed history to confirm the diagnosis so that I can suggest proper treatment accordingly. Do you get your periods regula...  Read Full »

Can eating chocolates cause pimple breakouts in me?

Query: Hi doctor, Whenever I eat unhealthy food or eat chocolate, I always develop break out. A pimple forms overnight, and it makes me upset. Can chocolate cause breakouts, or is it just my skin? I used to have bad acne, but I started using Differin, which made a huge difference.  Read Full »

Dr. Barve Vaibhav Saidas

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to I understand your concern. Acne is common in the age group between 15 to 30 years. It is a natural or normal physiological process due to changes in hormone levels during puberty or the growing body. Every individual is different. Some experience more acne and so...  Read Full »

How do I tackle acne scars I get during my menstrual cycle?

Query: Hello doctor, I have acne and acne scars everywhere on my face. A lot of scars and acne occur during the time of the menstrual cycle. It has been happening for one year.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Acne vulgaris, also termed acne, appears most commonly during adolescence and may sometimes keep recurring till the late twenties. For some, it may appear during adulthood as well. It is due to the sudden changes in the hormone levels in your body. Diet and climate c...  Read Full »

I have severe acne on my chin and have tried various treatments. How to get rid of it? Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have severe acne on my chin, but the rest of my face and body are clear. These are typically pus-filled whiteheads, papules, and pustules. There are also many red spots and hyperpigmentation. There is a spot that feels like filled with pus or fluid, but nothing comes of it. There are no...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It looks like hormonal acne with a secondary bacterial infection. Apply an antibacterial cream or gel containing 2 % Nadifloxacin cream or gel twice daily for 20 days. Also, use D Acne soap containing Salicylic acid and Clindamycin for 20 d...  Read Full »

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