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Oily Face

The sebaceous gland present inside your skin's pores secretes oil, which keeps your skin moisturized and healthy. This gland is present in all, but in some, these glands secrete too much oil, making your face oily. The common causes for oily face are humid climate, enlarged pores, using wrong skincare products, exfoliating your face too often, and not applying moisturizer.

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I am a 38-year-old female with a coin sized pimple on my face. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38-year-old female, and I have acne and oily skin. Recently a pimple on my face started increasing in size and became big as a coin. It is painful too. I can see red as well as slight yellowish color. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. As per the history and image, it is acne vulgaris (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Acne usually appears due to multiple factors, including hormonal changes, climate changes, dietary imbalances, genet...  Read Full »

I have oily skin, burning lips, a painful throat, and thrush. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,Does low blood levels or high blood levels cause oily skin, burning lips, painful throat, and thrush? I am having these symptoms for three months. I am going to do a blood test this week and what are the levels to be tested?   Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are multiple factors responsible for having these symptoms. I suggest you do these tests mentioned below. You need to do a complete blood count, Hba1c (hemoglobin a1c), serum electrolytes, liver function tests, kidney function tests, urine routine, viral markers f...  Read Full »

My acne is increasing due to hotter temperatures. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have experienced acne in the past, but here it is getting hotter. Therefore I realized I get more spots. I do not wear makeup in the summer and deep cleanse my face every other day. What could I do to stop it, and what is causing this?   Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Pimple is somewhat hormonal and due to oily skin. I suggest you take the following steps: 1. Do not use hair oil and any sticky cream on your face. 2. Avoid oily food, chocolate, and milk products. 3. Avoid dust, use sunscreen (above...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for oily skin with acne and its scars?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having acne and oily skin for the past four years. It comes as hereditary. It leaves spots, scars, and holes on face. This problem appears majorly in humid weather conditions. I am currently on homeopathic treatment.  Read Full »

Dr. Naik Dessai Gauri Govind

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Acne or pimples is a very common condition seen in the teenage years and early twenties due to the hormonal changes occurring in your body. There is no need to worry about it. Even if it does reduce, the chances are that you may get another bout of acne over your fac...  Read Full »

My skin is oily and acne-prone despite diet modification. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a sensitive and oily skin. I used to have a really bad acne. After a lot of research, I finally found out what was best for me. I use a facial wash, toner, and acne cream of a reputed brand and Tea Tree deep cleansing facial mask. I use a hydrating and exfoliating face wash of ano...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your first query consult is on us! From your description and pictures provided (attachments removed to protect patient privacy), it seems your active acne has reduced a lot, and your main concern is oily skin and acne scars. Acne is a chronic problem; it has a varia...  Read Full »

Please suggest skin creams for my oily skin.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old boy and my face is very oily during summer while in winters it is quite dry. In summers, a lot of oil pops out with white heads on my face. Even a short-term sun exposure tans my skin. I am also suffering from the problem of dark spots. Kindly suggest a face wash, su...  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Ahaglow (alpha hydroxy acid) face wash can be used to wash the face. La shieldsunscreen can be used in the morning as it is non-comedogenic. Please upload an image of your face, so that depending on the skin type, pigmentation, and acne, medications can be suggested.  Read Full »

My right cheek has swollen with painless, sticky boils. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years old. My right cheek is swollen with boils for more than ten days. There is no pain but it feels sticky all over my face. Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammad Emranul Islam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Our skin has many sweat and sebaceous glands. The sebaceous glands secret sebum which keep our skin oily. It is necessary for the integrity of the skin. But excessive secretion makes our skin oily and sticky. Often dust p...  Read Full »

How can I treat my wrinkled skin and black marks on my head?

Query: Hello doctor,I have oily, uneven, and somewhat wrinkled skin. I have several pores and a black mark on my head. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Skin pigmentation means the darkness of the skin and is the side effect of excessive sunlight exposure. Indian skin is very prone to get tan. I suggest you follow: 1. Avoid direct sunlight exposure as much as you c...  Read Full »

What can be done to cure pimples?

Query: Hello doctor, I have developed many pimple marks on my face. My face mostly remains oily. Pimples still appear on my face at the age of 22.  Read Full »

Dr. Yeshwanth Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Can you please upload a few pictures if possible to advice proper treatment?  Read Full »

I used to have very clear, oily skin, but over the past month, I have noticed a few painful pimples with white pus resembling a nail. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I used to have very clear, oily skin, but over the past month, I have noticed a few painful pimples with white pus resembling a nail. I consulted with doctors but did not see any improvement..The pimples have now disappeared, but dark black spots remain on my skin. I am getting marrie...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I have seen your picture (picture hidden to protect the identity of the patient). Acne is a chronic problem, it has a variable course with medication and requires regular follow-up and long treatment. It usually occurs up to the age o...  Read Full »

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