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 are the side effects of Ginette 35?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old female, and I am taking Ginette 35 for acne treatment. What are the side effects? Will it affect my future pregnancy? Are there any chances of breast cancer?  Read Full »


Dr. Charu Bansal

Dermatologist, Cosmetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understood your problem. Ginette 35 is a combination of Cyproterone acetate, and Ethinyl estradiol is an oral contraceptive used to treat pimples associated with polycystic ovarian disease and hirsutism. It is a perfect drug for acne treatment if indicated. But is as...  Read Full »

Why do my pimples come back when I stop applying Deriva?

Query: I have pimples problem on body,face and chest. I am using one prescription since 2 months,it is working fine.This was suggested by doctor whom i consulted before.its duration is 2 months. I don't know what to use now.previous prescription was good(good result). If i stop that pimples again will st...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Deriva cream is combination of Clindamycin and Adapalene. Is there any irritation? burning? post application? Isotretenoin heals active Acne lesions. Azithromycin is Antibiotic to kill bacteria causing acne. Aquasoft is given to avoid dryness due to Adapalene in deriva and help in moisturizing ...  Read Full »

Without medicine or gel, how to get a permanent solution for acne?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old male. My problem is acne. I am getting red whitehead with pus. I was taking Isotretinoin 20 mg for 1.6 years. When I was on Isotretinoin, I did not get even a single acne. After two weeks of stopping Isotretinoin, I had a sudden breakout. My skin is very oily, and I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rashmi Singh

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, if you have an acne prone skin, then it is impossible to have a clear skin without any topical and oral intervention. Since you have taken more than a year of Isotretinoin 20 mg daily, I would not advise repeating that at the moment. I suggest you Doxy 10...  Read Full »

How to stop breakouts?

Query: Good day! During this pandemic my skin condition worsen and I had alot of breakouts especially on my cheeks and chin. I used vitamin c for 6mos. and I stopped a month ago because I thought that was also the cause of my breakouts. Since I saw video that "active ingredients" may also contribute to bre...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi i welcome you on icliniq I have seen your query and concern 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 a...  Read Full »

Can fractional laser remove acne scars?

Query: Hi doctor, I have mild to moderate acne. My dermatologist prescribed Isotretinoin 20 mg on alternate days, but I am experiencing hair fall. Also, he prescribed an antibiotic Septra. I took the tablets for only two days. I am reluctant to take these drugs due to its side effect. Please suggest an alt...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not take Septra for acne (combination of Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim). Isotretinoin is not safe if you are planning a pregnancy. Otherwise, there is no risk. There are alternatives available like Minocycline and Doxycycline. I suggest a¬†capsule Doxy 100 mg twice...  Read Full »

What causes face itching and pimples?

Query: I’ve recently (like a month) started to get acne and pimples on my face and my face itches a lot through out the day for no reason I don’t have any rashes or anything it just randomly itches and I’ve been trying to get rid of the acne by take pantothenic acid vitamin b5 pills. I&r...  Read Full »


Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Dermatologist

Answer: hi if you have would have sent a photo it would have been easier to diagnose whether you are suffering from acne or something else acnr is quite common at your age and many people suffer from it but it is not as itchy as you are describing it but if you are so sure that it is acne kindly use. cl...  Read Full »

Why do I have pimples even though I do not eat oily food?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. I am suffering from pimples and their dark spots. What happens is one or two pimples appear and vanish in two to four days leaving dark spots behind. The same thing repeats again and again. Now there is a lot of dark spots in my face. I do not use oil in my hair and als...  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. You need to take proper medicine for the treatment of pimples so that dark spots will not appear. Use a Salicylic acid face wash twice daily and apply Benzoyl peroxide 2.5 percent gel on the pimples twice daily. Along with this take ...  Read Full »

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 »

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