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 started using Salicylic acid, but it gave me acne on my cheek. What do I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old female. I have been experiencing some purging for a few months as I started with Retinol, but last month it did not get better, so I stopped Retinol and started Salicylic acid. Now, suddenly, I am getting acne only on my cheek areas. İt does not look like an aller...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. It is grade-2 acne which is inflammatory pustular acne with hyperpigmentation marks. I will suggest you some medications. Please use them and get back to me after 15 days. 1. Nadifloxacin 2 % cream twice daily fo...  Read Full »

I underwent skin peeling treatment for acne but it was of no help. What to do?

Query: Hello Doctor, I am a 26 year old female (height-5'3'' & weight-57kg). I underwent skin peeling treatment for acne. And I am taking tablet Azee 500mg thrice a week. But, acne is still persistent. Kindly help me with this situation.  Read Full »


Dr. Vasanthi Senthil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Take tablet Ascazin 1---0---0 x 15 days. Wash your face thrice a day. Apply DERIVA-C gel over the acne lesions. Take hair wash thrice a week. Do not oil your hair.  Consult a dermatologist online after 15 days for further follow up --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-d...  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

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 »

How to get rid of pus-filled red spots on my face?

Query: Hello doctor, I have extremely oily skin with large pores, and I have a large wrinkle on my forehead. I also have lots of red spots with pus.  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have seen your query and understood your concern.It seems you have acne and acne scarring in the form of pores.I would suggest you try using the following:Faceclin gel (Clindamycin and Nicotinamide), apply during the day over the pimples.Microbenz (Benzoyl peroxide) 3....  Read Full »

How long will it take to get rid of a cystic scar with laser surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a student, and I have huge cystic acne scars on my nose. I am getting laser sessions for the same, in a local clinic. But, even after three sessions, my skin shows no difference. Those marks look raised and terrible. Should I discontinue the treatment as it is extremely expensive fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is really difficult to get the scars healed with the available treatment options. Laser therapy is costly, and the results with this cannot be guaranteed. Laser therapy is one of the best available modality of treatment. So, if you can bear the cost, then you can conti...  Read Full »

Why are Clindamycin and Adapalene topicals not working on my pimples?

Query: Hi doctor,Last year I was prescribed Clindamycin topical and Adapalene topical for my facial acne. After a few months, my face was clear, and I stopped using them. I picked the prescriptions back this year when my face got worse (new pimples every day). Not only has it made my skin way worse for the...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Do you have any history of menstrual disturbance? Do you have PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease)? Please revert with answers.Regards.  Read Full »

Do antibiotics help in treating acne?

Query: Hi doctor, Why do antibiotics clear acne? Is bacteria the cause of acne? Please explain.  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query. Yes, acne is caused by a bacteria called Propionibacterium acnes, but beside this other factors also play in forming acne. Change in keratinization pattern in pilosebaceous unit, which leads to a keratinous material to cause blocking of sebum secre...  Read Full »

Why do my pimples come back when I stop applying Deriva?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pimples on my body, face, and chest. I am using a prescribed medicine for two months as it is working fine. This was suggested by my doctor and it was suggested to be used for two months. I do not know what to use now. I had a good result with my medicine. When I stopped it, I h...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Deriva cream is a combination of Clindamycin and Adapalene. Please mention whether you have any irritation and burning. Isotretinoin helps to heal active acne lesions. Azithromycin is an antibiotic that kills the bacteria causing acne. Aquasoft is used to avoid dryness ...  Read Full »

Would you recommend birth control pills for my acne?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 33 year old female. As a teenager, I got acne on my face and back. In my 20's it mostly went away. I would get a pimple here and there on my face, but nothing too bad. My back cleared up completely. Now in my 30's, the acne has started to come back worse. I get breakouts on my fa...  Read Full »


Dr. Saira Mohsin

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please attach some good quality pictures of the affected area. Revert with more information to a dermatologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  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

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 »

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