Pimples

A small pustule or papule that results from clogging of the sebaceous gland is called a pimple. The oil or sebaceous glands get clogged and infected and can result in swollen lesion filled with pus. Pimples can affect any body part like face, back, chest, etc.

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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 »

Please suggest tablets for pimples and dark spots.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33 year old, and I am suffering from severe pimples followed by dark marks on the face. I did so many chemical peels, and the condition did not improve. My friend told me to take Minocycline 50, so I am taking it since two months, and my pimples are improving. Can I take this ta...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Acne is a common problem during adolescence, and it is unlikely to have such severe acne at your age.¬†However, there are instances when this could happen, such as a family history of bad acne, and it is totally acceptable. The treatment for acne depends on the grade and ...  Read Full »

What to do for pimple that bursts and form a thick black layer?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a pimple that bursts. There was a yellow discharge for a few hours but it soon dried out forming a yellow layer around the pimple. Now this yellow layer fell off today, but I can see a thick black layer and no discharge. I do not have any pain around the area. Is this a concern?...  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and reviewed the attached photograph. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have developed pyoderma that is a bacterial infection of the skin. I would suggest you apply topical antibiotic like Mupirocin on this area ...  Read Full »

Please suggest the best cream for pimples.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 22 years old. I have pimples. Before I used Deriva MS gel and Kojitin gel. What should I use for better improvement?  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on the details provided I suggest to you the following measures. Clindamycin and Nicotinamide gel combination are good for moderate acne. Apply after face wash, and do not go in thesun after putting it. Benzoyl peroxide, take care that you apply only over pimp...  Read Full »

Why should we avoid popping a pimple?

Query: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Why a pimple should not be popped? When to pop a pimple? What to do after popping a pimple? What should I apply to heal the pimple and to avoid acne scars?  Read Full »


Dr. Rabia

Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Many individuals with acne or other problems have a habit of popping up the pimples. It is never good to pop a pimple because it can lead to scarring. Patients are always advised to never pop up the pimple, as the risk of infection increases. The natural healing proces...  Read Full »

What to do for acne and pimples on the cheek that leaves a scar?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old male. I am having severe acne and pimples on my cheek. It started two weeks ago. I used aloe vera and the effect is some what reduced, but the marks are there and also new pimples are coming every day.  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhav Barve

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly share your photos.  Read Full »

Is it possible for a pimple on a nose to be skin cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a zit or pimple on my nose. I had it for a few years. I was never worried about it. It does not look too extreme or anything. But someone mentioned about skin cancer sometimes starting as small red bumps that do not go away. I am not sure if it is possible to have a pimple for ...  Read Full »


Dr. Saira Mohsin

Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please upload the pictures of affected areas for an exact diagnosis.  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a cream for dry and rough skin with pimples.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old female. My skin is dry, rough, and having pimples. I want to know the right cream for my skin. Currently, I am using Palmolive shower cream and all clear fade milk lotion for my skin.  Read Full »


Dr. Kakkar

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dry skin conditions are mainly encountered in those who are atopic. The skin has reduced water retention capacity, and thus, there is increased transepidermal water loss. Moreover, the skin of the outer thighs, buttocks, upper outer arms may also have keratosis pila...  Read Full »

I have many pimple scars in my face. Please suggest treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing pimple breakouts for about a year now I had no problems prior to, the pimples are on my cheeks and my forehead occasionally around my chin and jaw. They are very large have caused a considerable amount of scaring all over my face. I have tried using cleansers...  Read Full »


Dr. Rabia

Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly follow this prescription, 1.Tablet Azithromycin 250 mg bd for the first three days then on alternate day for three weeks. 2. Apply Clindamycin lotion over leisons bd. 3. Apply Tretinoin gel plus cold cream at night on the whole face in small quantity. 4. A...  Read Full »

I have black spots on my face and upper back due to the popping of pimples. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a lot of black spots on my face and upper back due to the popping of pimples. To where it is darkening my skin making me uncomfortable with myself. I have been clueless about the medication I should use that would help my situation.  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case. The pigmentation which you are having will take at least 2 to 3 months to recover (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Please mix Azelaic acid and Vitamin C cream in equal amount and apply on lesion at night for two hours only...  Read Full »

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