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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What should I do if my acne reappears after taking Azithromycin and applying the vitamin c serum?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old and have had acne for four years. I took the tablet Azithromycin 250 mg and applied vitamin C niacinamide serum for my acne. I did not get any acne after using these medicines, but they reappeared when I stopped taking them. Please suggest something.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayankutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Acne vulgaris, also called acne, appears most often during the teenage due to sudden fluctuation in hormone levels in our body. Apart from this, our lifestyle, including the food we eat, stress, products used on the face, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), are s...  Read Full »

How do I cure pimples and dry skin in my twenty-year-old son, who has no improvements after treatment?

Query: Hello doctor,My son is in his twenties and is facing a common issue at this age - pimples. He has dry skin. He has undergone many treatments for this and spent so much money on this. But I can see no improvement in his condition. Instead, I feel they are worsening each day rather than subsiding. Can...  Read Full »


Dr. V. Srikanth Reddy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Acne can be treated easily with facewash, tablets, and creams. Some people have more oil on their faces, which results in breakouts. After completing treatment for controlling the active breakouts, tablets can be stopped, and creams must be continued to prevent a recur...  Read Full »

I use a medicated serum for my pimples, but they are getting worse. Please suggest treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a lot of pimples on my forehead, and they are getting worse. I am prone to acne when I sleep late, but I cannot sleep early. I use a medicated serum for my pimples, but I am insecure about it. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. V. Srikanth Reddy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Acne can be treated easily with facewash, tablets, and creams. Some people have an oily face which results in acne. After completing acne treatment, tablets can be stopped, but creams must be continued to prevent the recurrence. Diet and lifestyle modifications are als...  Read Full »

How do I treat small inflammatory breakouts on my chin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old and currently suffering from breakouts which are small bumps with inflammation, especially on my chin. What should I do regarding this? Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You seem to have grade 2 inflammatory acne and will require oral antibiotics. Also, acne over the chin and lower face might indicate hormonal etiology like polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD), so get yourself tested for that. You can take t...  Read Full »

How to get rid of acne and manage my acne-prone skin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 15 years old and have acne-prone skin. I need good advice on how to get rid of acne. Kindly advise. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You seem to have grade 2 acne and will require oral antibiotics. 1) Tablet Azithromycin 500 mg 3 consecutive days per week, like every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (any 3 consecutive days). 2) Adapalene plus Benzoyl Peroxide gel apply...  Read Full »

I am suffering from acne breakouts on my cheeks and chin. kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing acne breakouts, especially on my cheeks and chin. I have attached photographs for your reference so that you can help me better. Could you please let me know which products I may use to get rid of them, or do I need to take any medication? My skin is dry and sen...  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You seem to have grade 3 acne and I suggest the following oral antibiotics. 1. Capsule Doxycycline 100 mg once a day. 2. Apply Adapalene plus Benzoyl Peroxide gel apply on acne once at night in a tiny amount without rubbing it. Keep usi...  Read Full »

I have severe adult acne for more than ten years. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have severe adult acne, and I am 33 years old. My height is 5 feet 6 inches, and I weigh 115 kg. I have had this issue for more than 11 years now, and I have tried everything to get rid of it, and nothing helped. I recently found that I had some on my legs and buttocks as well. The acn...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern in detail and will surely help you out. The first thing in the treatment of acne is patience. Patience is a must because it takes time to heal. You are suffering from acne, which has infected with bacteria leading to pus formation. So ...  Read Full »

What could be done for small bumps present on the face?

Query: Hello doctor, I have small bumps all over my face. They are very difficult to pop and they do not hurt. They came out of nowhere, and now it is out of control. I do not understand what I can do. I used Proactive cream in the past when I had something similar.  Read Full »


Dr. G.s.s. Sandeep

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Your concern is acne medicamentosa.I suggest the following:Start using Acne-aid face wash twice daily.Apply Epiduo gel (a combination of Adapalene and Benzoyl peroxide) once daily at bed time on the active acne.Take one capsule of Omega-3 fatty acid capsules daily after ...  Read Full »

What are the side effects of taking birth control pills for acne?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 17 year old female. I am currently taking the birth control pill Dianette for my moderate acne. I am only on day five but, have read many worrying effects about this pill such as blood clots, excessive weight gain, and cancer risk. I was wondering if these health claims are all...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. You are taking Cyproterone and Ethinylestradiol which is used in severe acne that is not responding to other treatments. The side effects you mentioned occur rarely and in the high-risk group of people with a family history of breast cancer, ...  Read Full »

I underwent skin peeling treatment for acne but it was of no help. What to do?

Query: Hello Doctor, I am a 26 year old female (height-5'3'' & weight-57kg). I underwent skin peeling treatment for acne. And I am taking tablet Azee 500mg thrice a week. But, acne is still persistent. Kindly help me with this situation.  Read Full »


Dr. Vasanthi Senthil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Take tablet Ascazin 1---0---0 x 15 days. Wash your face thrice a day. Apply DERIVA-C gel over the acne lesions. Take hair wash thrice a week. Do not oil your hair.  Consult a dermatologist online after 15 days for further follow up --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-d...  Read Full »

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