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A small pustule or papule that results from clogging of the sebaceous gland is called a pimple. The oil or sebaceous glands get clogged and infected and can result in swollen lesion filled with pus. Pimples can affect any body part like face, back, chest, etc.

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How to manage blackheads, itching, and pimples on the face?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old with spots and small blackheads on my face. I do not know if I have oily or dry skin. Sometimes I get sudden itching on my face and the pimples start to come out. I had a history of sneezing earlier. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Treatment of acne depends on the grade of acne. Please attach your clinical pictures so that I can decide the grade of acne and suggest medicine accordingly. Let me give you some information regarding acne. Acne is a disorder of the pil...  Read Full »

I have red lines with blood specks in my body. Is it shingles?

Query: Hello doctor, I have visited two dermatologist clinics. They never stop offering me strange creams and lotions on prescription. I suddenly have red lines all over my body. Blood specks may be seen in the center of the red lines. They show up on my head, chest, and arms. When this occurs, my upper b...  Read Full »

Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. It becomes a chronic problem as you describe. What month or season do you notice and when it disappears and returns? Please follow the suggestions listed below. Take lukewarm water or warm water with Betadine ...  Read Full »

Can I use a face wash for acne if I take steroids for lupus?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had a lot of pimples erupting recently, and I noticed a burn on my face below my mouth after I tried using a facial cleanser. Also, I have lupus, and I take steroids for the same. This is the first time that I have noticed a lot of pimples on my face. What to do?Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. According to your history and the image, it appears like allergic contact dermatitis (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). They appear as red, inflamed areas with scaling, dryness, and exfoliation...  Read Full »

How do I get rid of acne that has been there for years?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a female and I have been suffering from acne for the past few years. I have oily skin with acne and it has made my face look bad with dark spots and pimples. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I suggest you follow the instructions mentioned below. 1. Exercise daily until you sweat. 2. Take plenty of water daily. 3. Use a good herbal face wash regularly. 4. Take a tablet of Purim (neem and turmeric...  Read Full »

What remedies will help me overcome breakouts?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old, female weighing 196 lbs with a height of 5.8 feet. I have a lot of pimples breakout on my chin and cheeks area. For the solution, I bought 2% Salicylic Acid Serum and have been using it for a month now once a day. For protection from UV rays, I apply sunscreen crea...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Acne is quite common during this age group due to multiple causes including hormonal. It reduces over time. I suggest you follow the following: 1. Stay calm and cool. 2. Avoid physical and mental stress. 3. Treat dand...  Read Full »

I am having painful pimples leaving scars. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have had pimple problems for the past seven or eight months. They are painful and are creating scars. I am a 25-year-old-male, my weight is 55 kilograms, and my height is 5 feet 4 inches. Kindly advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per the history provided, it may be acne vulgaris and post acne hyperpigmentation or PIH (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation) with atrophic scarring. Acne often appear due to hormonal fluctuations, imbalances, genetic reasons, climate changes, and food habits in ca...  Read Full »

I am worried about my face and confidence because of these pimples. How can I get rid of these pimples?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 15 years old. And as a teenager, I am so worried about my face and confidence because of these pimples. I am using Eskinol pimple fighting deep cleanser, but it cannot lighten my marks. I had used toothpaste too, the non-gel one, and garlic to my face. Was that effective? How can I ge...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Acne vulgaris is a common skin problem in adolescents and adults. It involves pilosebaceous follicles or oil glands and is therefore seen to include areas where oil glands are dense, like the face, chest, back, and upper arms are common sites...  Read Full »

How can pimples and ringworm infection be cured?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter who is 14 years old have pimples all over her face and aside from that, she also has ringworm (I think) in her body. It looks like a red patch which is scaly and it grows bigger overtime. Her back, arms, and legs are the most affected area. I would like to know how can we ...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Pimples are common after puberty in teenagers. But treatment should be taken for pimples as they may cause scarring and leave black spots. I would like to know whether she has only blackhead and whiteheads or does she have painful red and yellow pimples also, as trea...  Read Full »

How to treat pimple scars and hyperpigmentation on cheeks?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a few pimples and a few pimple scars mainly on my cheeks. I consulted a dermatologist who prescribed me Faceclin gel for the morning and Acnorm Lacto calamine lotion at night for the scars. I have oily skin and I used Cetaphil oily skin cleanser twice a day. The Acnorm lotion...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest, 1. Apply Nadibact cream (Nadifloxacin) twice daily for days 10 days. 2. Wash face with D Acne face wash (Glycolic Acid, and Salicylic Acid) twice daily for 10 days. 3. Take a tablet of Antoxid HC (Manganese, Zinc, beta Carotene, Copper, and L-Selenium) onc...  Read Full »

My son has worsening acne even after treatment. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My son is in his twenties and is facing a common issue at this age - pimples. He has dry skin. He has undergone many treatments for this and spent so much money on this. But I can see no improvement in his condition. Instead, I feel they are worsening each day rather than subsiding. Can...  Read Full »

Dr. V. Srikanth Reddy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Acne can be treated easily with facewash, tablets, and creams. Some people have more oil on their faces, which results in breakouts. After completing treatment for controlling the active breakouts, tablets can be stopped, and creams must be continued to prevent a recur...  Read Full »

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