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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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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 »

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 »

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 have recurrent acne and pimples all over my face that are sometimes itchy. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from acne and small pimples all over my face. I am a 21-year-old female. Please can you advise me on some medicine, cream, or anything to eat to remove these small pimples? They sometimes itch as well. It has been three weeks but these small pimples are not going. In a y...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Please send me a picture of the affected area of the face. It will help to advise you properly. Meanwhile, medicines alone will not work permanently. 1. Wake up early and go for a morning walk regularly till you ge...  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 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 rec...  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 »

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 for...  Read Full »

Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 cont...  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 acn...  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) or me...  Read Full »

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