Treatment Of Acne

Acne is a chronic skin condition where there is inflammation, pimples, redness and pain. It is caused by the clogging of pores of skin by oil, dead cells and dirt. Acne is most commonly observed on the face, chest, back and upper arms. Treatment would involve a combination of creams, cleansers and oral antibiotics.

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Are marks on the skin a side effect of Biluma cream?

Query: Hello doctor, This query is for my girl. She is 24 years young. She recently went for an interview and applied a branded cosmetic cream. Her skin tone is fair and extremely sensitive. Overnight, she got ridiculous marks on both sides of the face. Please find attached images. Now, those marks are no...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Before applying the cream, did she have acne over the cheeks? Does she have a habit of picking the pimples with her nails? The reason I ask is that there is post-inflammatory hyperpigmen...  Read Full »

Does masturbation cause acne?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having serious acne problem for almost eight years. My age is 22. I observed that when I masturbate, they occur. I will not do masturbation daily or excess. I will masturbate only twice a month. Another thing is that even though I do not do, acne comes sometimes. My face becoming...  Read Full »


Dr. Chaitra Prakash

Cosmetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Acne is an infection of oil secreting glands of the skin. There is no relation to masturbation. Creams like Mometasone are steroids, and they can aggravate acne. Moreover, they also cause serious side effects like facial hair, redness and fungal infection later. ...  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 »

Which controls acne effectively, topical application or tablets?

Query: Hi doctor, Currently, I am using Epiduo (Adapalene + Benzoyl peroxide) gel for acne treatment. My doctor advised me to not to use any other beauty product. Because of winter my skin is becoming dry now. So, can I use any cold cream along with Epiduo? If yes, which one can I use? It has controlled a...  Read Full »


Dr. Vinay Kumar

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Microbiologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.I have noted your complaints. In such a situation, the following strategy works efficiently. Wash your face frequently with plain water. This will not only help the early resolution of pimples but also help hydrate the skin. You might consider using a slightly lesser ...  Read Full »

Can I take Isotretinoin for my acne problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old male, having terrible acne issues since my teenage. Now I am married and a father of a child, and I still have pimples all the time. I have been treated for acne for many years. Some of the doctors suggested me to take Doxycycline 20 mg daily for 3 months. It delayed...  Read Full »


Dr. Kakkar

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity) Moderately severe to severe grade of acne and persisting since years such as in your case is an automatic choice for treatment with Oral Retinoids i.e Isotretinoin. You may continue with oth...  Read Full »

Please advise skin care measures for pimples in 16 year old.

Query: Dear doctor, I am 16 years old. I have got pimples. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Kalpana Pathak

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 Azithromycin/ Doxycycline with o...  Read Full »

I am struggling with acne. Please suggest a treatment.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been struggling with acne for a while now and have been postponing going to my general physician. I have been very hesitant on what to use and do not ever apply anything apart from a light cleanser on my face. I am not even sure what the term would be for it except the loose ter...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Golla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your concern is acne rosacea and sensitive, acne-prone skin. You should avoid the following: Direct exposure to sunlight between 10 AM and 3 PM. Foods like chocolate and alcohol. Oily and spicy food. Cold items. Getting too emotional. Use Cetaphil DAM moisturizer and...  Read Full »

Can you suggest medicines for pimples and dark marks?

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 »

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