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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   red ring around pimple on face
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   hello
Doctor :   May i know how big is the lesion ?
User :   dime
Doctor :   Since when have you noticed this?
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   there was a pimple on my teenage daughter face, cheek near the nose. the pimple has come to a head, and there is a light scab on it but i noticed that it is in the center of a red ring now. she states that she did not pick at it.
Doctor :   Is there a pus pointing?
Doctor :   I mean do you notice pus from these pimples?
User :   none at all
Doctor :   Ok
User :   it was a single pimple
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
Doctor :   Since, I cannot visually examine the lesions, I cannot point out the cause for these lesions, but based on your description,
Doctor :   it appears that the pimple have got inflammed.
Doctor :   The most common cause for such inflammation are handling the pimples with bare hands.
Doctor :   however large pimples can occasionally get inflammed.
Doctor :   The good thing is that there are no pus pointing,
Doctor :   if you notice that pus is getting formed, then she will need antibiotics.
Doctor :   Let me suggest you the measures that you can follow now.
Doctor :   1. Avoid handling the pimples with bare finger and definitely do not pick the pimples.
Doctor :   2. You can apply local antibiotic creams such as polysporin cream.
Doctor :   Wash the affected area with plain water and apply the creams twice a day.
Doctor :   3. Multiple inflammed pimples need oral antibiotics. Hence, if you notice that all the pimples are getting inflammed,
Doctor :   then consult a doctor - a general practitioner or a dermatologist who can prescribe you oral antibiotics.
Doctor :   Finally before ending my suggestions, I would want to state that acne problem are chronic problems which can get aggravated due to stress, over washing which can be prevented.
Doctor :   and if they are very frequent, you can consult a dermatologist who will prescribe you medications to prevent them from occuring.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   thank you, it makes sense. i took notes and will follow your suggestions,
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
Doctor :   Are you there?
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