Management Of Acne

Management of acne is by a multi-pronged approach involving a proper skin cleansing regimen, topical application of creams and taking antibiotics orally. The idea is to treat existing lesions as well as prevent the formation of new ones.

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Can Betnovate cream be used for acne?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 22 year old female. I am suffering from a bout of acne since a couple of weeks now. They redden and leave behind dark spots. I am not touching them and drinking plenty of water. I have used tea tree oil and lemon juice on them. I apply Betnovate but it is not helping much. Kindly...  Read Full »


Dr. Rashmi Singh

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Please stop applying Betnovate (Betamethasone) since it is not an acne treatment and can actually give rise to more acne. Kindly provide me with more details: Do you have dandruff on you...  Read Full »

Can change in diet cause weird breakout around the chin?

Query: Hi doctor, Just recently I have noticed some weird breakouts around my chin area. I am not sure when they started. While I do from time to time experience acne, I do not think what I am experiencing on my chin is not an acne breakout. Because there is no white head or black head present. They are no...  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed the attached photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and according to me they are papular lesions of acne. They are not blackheads or whiteheads. I would recommend you to continue with the birth control pill besides applying Benzoyl p...  Read Full »

Is it a must to treat acne with topical and oral medicines?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from acne since one month, mainly it is cystic acne. I have always had this issue on and off, but this time it is painful and new acne keeps coming. The scar too takes long time to go. I have been using the over-the-counter Benzoyl peroxide face wash, Benzoyl peroxi...  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and seen the attached photographs (attachments removed to protect patient identity). According to me, you need both oral as well as topical medication to treat acne. Continue with the face wash but Benzoyl peroxide 10 percent is too st...  Read Full »

Which controls acne effectively, topical application or tablets?

Query: Hi doctor, Currently, I am using Epiduo (Adapalene + Benzoyl peroxide) gel for acne treatment. My doctor advised me to not to use any other beauty product. Because of winter my skin is becoming dry now. So, can I use any cold cream along with Epiduo? If yes, which one can I use? It has controlled a...  Read Full »


Dr. Vinay Kumar

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Microbiologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.I have noted your complaints. In such a situation, the following strategy works efficiently. Wash your face frequently with plain water. This will not only help the early resolution of pimples but also help hydrate the skin. You might consider using a slightly lesser ...  Read Full »

Which medicine can be used to get rid of chicken-pox scars?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. I had chicken pox before one and a half month. After the chicken box was gone, I had some scars. So I went to a dermatologist to give me a medicine to clear the scars, he gave me new gel E. I had some pimples on my forehead so he advised and wrote for me a face wash...  Read Full »


Dr. Gauri Kshirsagar

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Acne is a very common condition occurring in teenage years due to hormonal changes. There is no need to worry or be embarrassed by it. Chances are that even after treatment you may get another bout of acne. It will reduce with age.  Read Full »

Can I take Isotretinoin for my acne problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old male, having terrible acne issues since my teenage. Now I am married and a father of a child, and I still have pimples all the time. I have been treated for acne for many years. Some of the doctors suggested me to take Doxycycline 20 mg daily for 3 months. It delayed...  Read Full »


Dr. Kakkar

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity) Moderately severe to severe grade of acne and persisting since years such as in your case is an automatic choice for treatment with Oral Retinoids i.e Isotretinoin. You may continue with oth...  Read Full »

Please advise skin care measures for pimples in 16 year old.

Query: Dear doctor, I am 16 years old. I have got pimples. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Kalpana Pathak

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, you need to consult a dermatologist nearby to assess the grade and severity of acne. If acne is mild then, topical anti-acne creams like Clindamycin, Adapalene, etc, will help. If acne is severe then, oral medicines like Azithromycin/ Doxycycline with o...  Read Full »

Kindly tell me a natural remedy for painful cystic acne.

Query: Hi doctor, I currently suffer from a deep painful cystic acne and am looking for a natural cure or remedy that will help with my condition. I am 21 years old and have no history of any diseases and am not taking any medicines or prescriptions for anything. Some symptoms I have are oily skin, deep c...  Read Full »


Dr. Sheetal R Bhanushali

Homeopathic Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not get depressed by this. It will be solved easily. Do not spoil your mind by such things which have solutions. You can start Pulsatilla 1M five pills empty stomach in the morning (take on the alternate day), Hepar sulph 30 five pills in the morning noon and night, ...  Read Full »

I am struggling with acne. Please suggest a treatment.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been struggling with acne for a while now and have been postponing going to my general physician. I have been very hesitant on what to use and do not ever apply anything apart from a light cleanser on my face. I am not even sure what the term would be for it except the loose ter...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Golla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your concern is acne rosacea and sensitive, acne-prone skin. You should avoid the following: Direct exposure to sunlight between 10 AM and 3 PM. Foods like chocolate and alcohol. Oily and spicy food. Cold items. Getting too emotional. Use Cetaphil DAM moisturizer and...  Read Full »

What treatment will you suggest for recurring acne?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having acne since a week. I used Clindamycin gel but it is not effective. I have attached my photos. My acne goes and comes. Also tell me which face wash, moisturizer and sunscreen to use? Kindly suggest treatment for my acne.  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed the attached photographs (attachments removed to protect patient identity). I would recommend you to use Salicylic acid face wash twice daily and apply Benzoyl peroxide 2.5 percent gel twice daily on the affected areas. Along with this take a course ...  Read Full »

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