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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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


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


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


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


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


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 »

Can I use Calamine lotion for hyperpigmentation?

Query: Hi doctor, The forehead portion above my eyes and the portion of face around eyes became black around four years ago. Please find the photo of my face attached here. I never took any medicine. For the last four months, I am taking some natural remedies such as turmeric, aloevera, etc. Please sugge...  Read Full »

Dr. Sudhir Kumar N

Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Cosmetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and have seen your photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity). What I have seen is a blackish pigmentation over your forehead and around your eye along with ice pick, rolling and pock-like scars over your cheeks. The blackish pi...  Read Full »

Is Mometasone furoate cream used for acne?

Query: Hello doctor, I am seriously facing acne pimples problem. Sometimes they occur on my face when I masturbate. If I use Mometasone, it gives a good result. Is it okay to continue this?  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Acne is a universal issue in the age group of 15 to 25 years due to hormonal changes in adolescents. However, there are multiple effective treatment options depending on the grade and severity of the problem. Mometasone is a topical steroid and is to be avoided strictl...  Read Full »

My daughter got pimples all over her forehead after using Differin. Is this due to use of retinoid?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter has been using Differin for five weeks now every other night and now has pimples all over her forehead. Is this the acne purge that happens using a retinoid?  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send a picture of the pimpels over your forehead. Could be acne purge but should have a look at the pimples myself.  Read Full »

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