Oral Retinoids

Retinoids are compounds derived from vitamin A. It reduces fine lines and wrinkles on the skin by increasing collagen production. Retinoids are used to treat inflammatory skin disorders, skin cancer, and skin aging. These are available in topical and oral medication form. The oral retinoids are Acitretin, Alitretinoin, Bexarotene, Isotretinoin, and vitamin A.

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Can oral Retinoids remove deep acne scars?

Query: Hello doctor, I consulted you through video consultation about acne problems. I got the tests that you requested, and I have attached my reports. Please comment.  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports and the attached photographs of your acne (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), but from the photographs and grading your acne lesions, I do not find an indication for you to start on oral Retinoids as there is no n...  Read Full »

Do antibiotics help in treating acne?

Query: Hi doctor, Why do antibiotics clear acne? Is bacteria the cause of acne? Please explain.  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query. Yes, acne is caused by a bacteria called Propionibacterium acnes, but beside this other factors also play in forming acne. Change in keratinization pattern in pilosebaceous unit, which leads to a keratinous material to cause blocking of sebum secre...  Read Full »

Is vitamin A harmful during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I recently found out I am pregnant. I am currently terrified because I have been taking high doses of multivitamins, which contains lots of vitamin A. I took a handful of my son's vita-gummies for at least two months. They are sundown kids multivitamins. I estimate that I may have taken ar...  Read Full »


Dr. Lorena Zijaj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Based on your LMP, you are 3 weeks + 6 days. So if you interrupted them three to four weeks ago, the conception has not even occurred. I checked a sundown kids supplements, and a gummy contains 1000 IU vitamin A. And a maximum dose ...  Read Full »

Why am I having cystic acne with white heads on my shoulders, chest and back?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having very severe cystic acne mixed with white heads on my shoulders, chest, and back. I have been prescribed Doxycycline, 100 mg twice daily, this is my third week on. My acne got worse for the first week and then better. Much less swollen. But it is still very painful, bleeding a...  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case. If your anabolic steroid is the causative agent then you should really stop it in order to keep it in control. Please remember all acne treatment makes skin dry so do not worry about dryness. If it is troublesome then apply lotion on your ...  Read Full »

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