Isotretinoin belongs to the group of drugs called Retinoids. It is commonly used to treat severe cystic acne, that is not getting better with other treatment methods. Isotretinoin reduces oil production on the face.
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Can AHA revitalizing lotion 20 be used for body acne?
Query: Hello doctor,I am 25 years old and I weigh 75 kg. To cure my persistent moderate body acne and KP of past 10 years which was not responding well with topical treatment, the dermatologist put me on Isotretinoin course starting with a dose of 5 mg. Along with this, he has also prescribed AHA Revitaliz... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding the dose of Isotretinoin, it can go up to 20 mg easily. There is no serious side effect except for dry and cracked lips. With regards to Glycolic Acid 20% lotion, I will suggest you use it for short period first then increase it slowly. Concomitant use of Iso... Read Full »
I have severe acne problem. It is increasing by the day. can you suggest some medicines?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old male. I am facing severe acne problem. I am currently using Doxy-1 L-DR Forte Capsule two times a day since 20 days and Persol-plus gel at night and Ahaglow-S face wash. Also, Aziderm cream 20 % and Cetaphil as a moisturizer. But it is painful and with pus. Sometimes, ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. All the medications you are on are right. I agree with your treating doctor. Peeling is a procedure where fruit-concentrated extracts are used, such as Glycolic acid and many other (Salicylic acid) which help reduce the activity of the sebaceous glands and in turn red... Read Full »
How to get my acne scars removed?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female. My height is 158 cm and my weight is 50 kg. I have severe acne scars on my face, back, lower back and below the neck. I have pimples on my face. I am using Benzoyl peroxide for the same. I have attached my photos here. My problems also include hair fall, thinnin... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Benzoyl peroxide will not work on your acne as you are having grade 4 acne (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You need to start Isotretinoin immediately. Let me know your marital status, because you should not get pregnant while on Isotretinoin and a... Read Full »
Is salicylic acid treatment necessary for nodular cystic acne?
Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old boy with severe acne, nodular cystic acne, and acne vulgaris. I tried everything, but nothing really worked. So, two months back, I finally decided to visit a dermatologist. The dermatologist prescribed me Isotretinoin capsules or Sotret of 20 mg. So, it was working... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Isotretinoin is a wonderful medicine for acne. The typical course of Isotretinoin ranges from three to four months, depending on the acne response to the medicine. The dose of Isotretinoin depends on your weight. Isotretinoin shrinks the oil-producing glands and normali... Read Full »
Why have my blemishes not improved even after extended use of Roaccutane?
Query: Hello doctor, I am in my seventh month of taking Roaccutane. My weight is 57 kg and I am taking 40 mg daily. I am still getting acne and blemishes. I have one large blemish that is getting small in some days. I find it getting bigger once I wake up in the morning. I always tell my doctor about this ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw your clinical picture (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It is looking like acne cyst for me. The probable diagnosis is acne grade 4 with scars. Is the blemish raised and painful? Can you feel that with your finger or is it just flat red b... Read Full »
Kindly suggest ways to remove acne without leaving marks.
Query: Hello doctor, I am having acne on my cheeks, forehead, and the back for the past six years. I have red and pus-filled acne. I am using Adapalene gel and Metrogyl gel. But, pimples did not go away and also spreading nearby. I have used Benzoyl peroxide too, but no improvement. I am using Acnestar S f... Read Full »
Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns. I have checked the attached photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From what you mentioned, you have severe acne that requires oral Isotretinoin for six months. I suggest: Isotretinoin capsule 20 mg twice a day after m... Read Full »
I have been suffering from body acne since 10 years.Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from body acne since ten years. It is present on my upper arms, shoulders, back and buttocks. I have been using Benzoyl peroxide 5 % since six months. But there has been no effect at all. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Benzoyl peroxide alone is not going to work. Please send the photographs of the affected area to find out the grade of acne and to prescribe you the proper treatment. Read Full »
What medicine can treat acne scars on my upper back?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old male. For no reason, my upper back has formed acne in the back of my shoulders and in the mid-upper back. I tried Benzoyl wash, Vanoxide Topical, and Doxycycline. There was no success. I am now using Hibiclens foam wash, Clindamycin and Benzoyl foam, and a Sulfametho... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Perhaps it is Pityrosporum folliculitis. It is usually itchy and favors the back, and looks similar to acne.Do they itch in your case?Pityrosporum folliculitis would require oral antifungals. Anyways acne that is unresponsive to usual antiacne medications, oral and top... Read Full »
Does high-fat meal affect the absorption of Accutane?
Query: Hello doctor, It is said that "oral absorption of isotretinoin is enhanced when given with a high-fat meal." My meal, while on Accutane just has normal fat. Does it affect the absorption? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, absorption of Accutane (Isotretinoin) is enhanced with a high-fat meal, but it does not keep increasing with an increase in the fat intake. So, if your diet contains a moderate amount of fat, it is enough for the absorption of Accutane. Read Full »
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 »
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 »