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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How to cure acne that has been there for 17 years?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old and have been suffering from acne for the last 17 years. Can you please help me?   Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You would need oral retinoid treatment from your dermatologist for four to five months for the treatment of acne. Have you taken any treatment previously?   Read Full »

I have a lot of acne and have no idea what to do about it. Please suggest me a remedy for my skin issues.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a lot of acne.I am frustrated because I do not know how to get it off my face. I am looking for a remedy to fix my skin problems. Please assist me.  Read Full »

Dr. V. Srikanth Reddy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Acne is readily treated with facewash, pills, and lotions. However, some people have oily skin, which causes breakouts. After finishing therapy for active breakouts, medications can be discontinued, but creams must be continued to avoid recu...  Read Full »

I have whiteheads and pimples along my jawline suddenly. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,Suddenly I saw white heads and pimples on my jawline. I use salicylic acid face wash and toner, and I have oily skin.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. You seem to have grade 2 to 3 acne and will require oral antibiotics. The acne over the lower face, particularly the jawline, may also indicate a hormonal etiology. In addition, if you have irregular menses, recent weight gain, or unwante...  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, 73 kg in weight, and 180 cm in height. 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, 1) Capsule Doxycycline 100 mg once a day. 2) Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide gel apply to a...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from acne for the past two years that do not show improvements with rejuvenating skin products and lifestyle modifications. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been suffering from acne for two years. I researched a lot on how to prevent it from worsening, like changing pillow cases and bed sheets, but I see no progress on my skin. I also try to drink lots of water but still no improvements. I also tried several skin products and rejuven...  Read Full »

Dr. Barve Vaibhav Saidas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Acne is common in the age group between the ages of 15 to 30. It is a natural or normal physiological process due to changes in hormone levels during puberty or the growing body. Every individual is different. Some may experience more acne, and some people with no ac...  Read Full »

I am experiencing an acne outbreak. Are steroids I take for joint pain causing it?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently started experiencing an acne outbreak. I am in my mid-thirties, and I never had acne growing up. However, the attack began two years ago after I started experiencing joint issues. The doctor gave me a steroid for my joint pain, and since then, I have had an outbreak of acne....  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. You seem to have late-onset acne. It can start at any age but is more common in the 20s or 30s. Genetics and hormonal disturbances influence the condition and can be associated with or without the polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD) ...  Read Full »

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 I understand your concern. You seem to have grade 3 acne 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 once at night in a tiny amount without rubbing it. Keep usi...  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 ...  Read Full »

What could be done for small bumps present on the face?

Query: Hello doctor, I have small bumps all over my face. They are very difficult to pop and they do not hurt. They came out of nowhere, and now it is out of control. I do not understand what I can do. I used Proactive cream in the past when I had something similar.  Read Full »

Dr. G.s.s. Sandeep

Answer: Hello,Welcome to concern is acne medicamentosa.I suggest the following:Start using Acne-aid face wash twice daily.Apply Epiduo gel (a combination of Adapalene and Benzoyl peroxide) once daily at bed time on the active acne.Take one capsule of Omega-3 fatty acid capsules daily after ...  Read Full »

What are the side effects of taking birth control pills for acne?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 17 year old female. I am currently taking the birth control pill Dianette for my moderate acne. I am only on day five but, have read many worrying effects about this pill such as blood clots, excessive weight gain, and cancer risk. I was wondering if these health claims are all...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post. You are taking Cyproterone and Ethinylestradiol which is used in severe acne that is not responding to other treatments. The side effects you mentioned occur rarely and in the high-risk group of people with a family history of breast cancer, ...  Read Full »

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