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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I am suffering from acne breakouts on my cheeks and chin. kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing acne breakouts, especially on my cheeks and chin. I have attached photographs for your reference so that you can help me better. Could you please let me know which products I may use to get rid of them, or do I need to take any medication? My skin is dry and sen...  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You seem to have grade 3 acne (the attachments are removed to protect the patient's identity) and I suggest the following oral antibiotics. 1. Capsule Doxycycline 100 mg once a day. 2. Apply Adapalene plus (Benzoyl peroxide) gel apply on acne...  Read Full »

I am suffering from acne and acne scars on my face. Please suggest a treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I have acne and acne scars on my face. I am using Salicylic Acid face wash these days. Can I use Salicylic Acid serum too? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Acne vulgaris is also called acne, and post-acne scarring appears in the form of depressions called atrophic scars or PIH (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation). It appears due to multiple factors, including habitual picking of active acne, hormonal fluctuations, and ...  Read Full »

Why do I get acne only on the right side of my face?

Query: Hello doctor, I had acne in the past, starting in high school and lasting through my college years. Now I have acne scars and moderate acne now and then. But it is only on the right side of my face. The left side of my face is clear, except for acne scars, but the right side continues to break out....  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concern. From your descriptions, it seems you have acne and its scars. A preponderance towards the right side with the left side of face clear can happen with acne. Acne vulgaris is a common skin problem in adolescents. In a...  Read Full »

Even after following a proper cleaning routine, I have acne on my cheeks, chin, and forehead. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have acne on my cheeks, chin, and forehead, even after following a proper cleaning routine. I wash my face twice daily with gentle face cleaner and also use an aloe vera gel. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the history provided, it may be acne vulgaris. However, acne usually appears due to multiple factors, including hormonal changes, climate changes, dietary imbalances, genetic factors, and the use of certain skin products. Therefore, to manage acne, I suggest y...  Read Full »

Is it safe to use 1 % Salicylic acid-based face wash for my 17-year-old son with acne?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 17 years old. He has had acne issues for the past two years, mainly on the cheeks and chin. We have not tried any medication so far. I have attached a copy of the picture below. Is it safe to use 1 % Salicylic acid-based face wash and patch?  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the query and reviewed the attached photographs (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). You can continue with the face wash. Along with that, start with an oral antibiotic like Doxycycline, 100 mg once daily at night for three wee...  Read Full »

I am 17 years old and suffer from severe acne, which is itchy and painful. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 17 years old and have been suffering from severe acne, which is itchy and painful. Please suggest a permanent solution for this condition.   Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. As per the history and image provided (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it is grade 4 acne vulgaris. Acne usually appears due to multiple factors, including hormonal imbalances, climate changes, dietary changes, geneti...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from body acne since 10 years.Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from body acne since ten years. It is present on my upper arms, shoulders, back and buttocks. I have been using Benzoyl peroxide 5 % since six months. But there has been no effect at all.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Benzoyl peroxide alone is not going to work. Please send the photographs of the affected area to find out the grade of acne and to prescribe you the proper treatment.   Read Full »

How do I cure the acne present on my buttocks?

Query: Hello doctor, Please help me to cure acne on my butt. I have been using glycolic acid cream and Tretin A, but I have seen no quick results. But I could not use it regularly. I also have strawberry legs and hyperpigmentation between my thighs. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you mean to say you have bumps or acne on your buttocks? It can be folliculitis, furuncle, molluscum, ingrown hair, tinea, or keratosis pilaris. The list goes on and on. I may not be able to help you unless I see the picture and make a precise diagnosis. I would ...  Read Full »

How do I get rid of my chin's hard, painful, and severe cystic acne?

Query: Hi doctor, I am in my mid-twenties, and I eat carbohydrate-rich foods. Also, I have polycystic ovarian cysts. I noticed severe cystic acne on my chin which is hard and painful that occurred suddenly. What is causing it? How can I treat them? Kindly give your suggestions.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. According to the history and image provided, it looks like acne vulgaris grade 4 (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Acne appears due to multiple factors, including hormonal changes, climate ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for the rough and rash-like acnes on my face?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a female with a weight of 60 kg, and I have acne problems. They appear like rashes on my face, and it feels rough when touched. You cannot notice it at a distance, but when you come closer, you can see the rashes-like acne on my face. What to do? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. As per the history provided, it may be acne vulgaris grade 1. Acne occurs due to multiple factors, including hormonal imbalances, climate changes, dietary modifications, genetic factors, cosmetic products, and g...  Read Full »

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