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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 using a topical antibiotic for my acne. Should I undergo any procedure to get rid of my acne scars?

Query: Hello doctor, I have acne and am using Clienzo 10mg/g + 50mg/g gel. It helps me, but am afraid that it can leave some scars after the treatment. Is it fine if I do not do any other procedures like peeling? Or should I just continue using this gel and everything will be fine? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I have seen your query and examined your picture (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It seems like you are having active acne with acne scars. You can continue the same medicines that you are using. You...  Read Full »

Is it possible to get weird breakout around chin due to change in diet?

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 not...  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi Welcome to 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 ...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest some natural acne management methods for my recurrent face and body acne.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 20-year-old, and I have had acne ever since I started high school. It is moderate, but I have been maintaining it for years now. I have tried to stay to natural ingredients, take daily supplements and vitamins, eat super healthy, and work out five days a week. I change my pillowcase...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Pimple is somewhat hormonal and due to oily skin. Following are my suggestions: 1. Do not use hair oil and any sticky cream on the face. 2. Avoid oily food, chocolate, and milk products. 3. Avoid dust. Use sunscreen above 30 SPF (sun pr...  Read Full »

I am dealing with acne leaving dark marks on my forehead, nose, and jaws. Kindly help.

Query: Hello, I am currently experiencing acne, especially on my forehead, nose, and jawline. Some of them are quite itchy. I am using Cetaphil daily scrub cleanser and Benzac spots treatment at the moment. I have previously used Doxycycline and Tretinoin gel 0.05 percent. I used to take Doxycycline aroun...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern. From your description, you have high grade acne, which includes nodules and pustules. Do you have regular periods? How is your lifestyle, diet, and sleep? Are you married? Is there any history ...  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 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 s...  Read Full »

My skin color is dull and I have many acne scars on my face. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a lot of acne on my face. With acne scars and dull color, my marriage is being held. Please suggest any instant treatment. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the information that is provided from your end and I do understand your concern. Acne can be due to multiple reasons which include sudden hormonal variations, using any skin care products which cause an increase in oil secretion, due to family hi...  Read Full »

I am using Benzoyl peroxide and Retinol for acne. Is it safe?

Query: Hi doctor, I used Benzoyl peroxide and Retinol with my acne before with oral medication, and it cured my acne, but I stopped using these products. I have also used clindamycin in past for the same acne problem. Is it safe to use this medication again even if I did not take oral medication?  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, you may continue using Retinol and Benzoyl peroxide in the absence of oral medications, with few changes to be made in the mode of administration. As for Retinol, in the absence of active acne, it is recommended to be used only once in three days as it has peeli...  Read Full »

I have been prescribed Clindamycin toner for acne. Is it safe for me to use it for the long term?

Query: Hello doctor, My dermatologist prescribed me Clindaze toner, Papulex oil-free cream, and Epiduo gel for acne. My concern is I heard that Clindamycin is not good for long-term use. How long should I use Clindaze toner, and what are the alternatives for Clindaze toner if I cannot use it for long? Than...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Clindamycin is an antibiotic. It can be safely used for acne because it acts on the bacteria present on the skin. Papulex cream (Nicotinamide and Zinc) and Epiduo (Adapalene and Benzoyl peroxide) gel are great for inflammatory acne. I do not see any reason for you to be...  Read Full »

I am an 18-year-old with severe acne. What should I do to prevent it form occuring?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18-year-old with a weight of 160 pounds and height of 5' 9". I have a solid amount of acne on my cheeks, and I do not know what to do? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. You seem to have a grade two to three acne and will require oral antibiotics. And It takes four to six weeks to see good results. I suggest taking Capsule Doxycycline 100 mg once a day. Use Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide gel apply to acne o...  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 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 week...  Read Full »

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