Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
133 Doctors are Online

Medication for acne scars - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: Acne
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2009
Answered : 592 Questions
Doctor :   Hi.
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hie
User :   are u a doc?
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   i am a General Practitioner.
User :   I mean i am surprised I was just trying to check if this really works
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   but then
Doctor :   Is there anything I can help you with?
User :   oh ye
User :   now that I have pinged you probably I ca
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   can ask
User :   I have a problem with acne
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Since when are you having this problem?
User :   i guess around 2 years now
User :   I am working now
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details-Age: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   but back in college in 2005 i had been to a south indian tour where all this started
User :   25,software engineer,hyderabad,unmarried,60,5'2"
Doctor :   Have you used any medicine for this previously?
User :   dependents :No
User :   well yes
User :   I had seen a dermatologist
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   he had given me some medicine which only worsened my problems leaving dark scars
User :   then i got back to homeopathy
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   seems like this homeopathy works fine for me
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   but still I see these things coming back
User :   which really bothers me
Doctor :   I suggest that you try using Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5 % lotion twice application for 1-2 months.
User :   ok
Doctor :   It has been found to help in many.
User :   do i tell the same at the pharmacy?
User :   I mean does it dehydrate my skin?
Doctor :   Was your face twice a day with a mild cleanser. Do not overscrub your face as there may be irritation
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   okie
Doctor :   Ask for Actiben gel
User :   ok actiben gel
Doctor :   Also, try to reduce stress.
User :   well stress I can try but iam not sure if I can
Doctor :   Dont prick or squeeze your pimples.
User :   so these 2 things should help me doc?
User :   no i never touch thme
Doctor :   They have been found to help in many.
User :   i am very irritated of them
Doctor :   Try the gel only after a patch test
User :   ok
Doctor :   on the inner side of your forearm just to be on the safe side
User :   ok sure
User :   and doc shud I folow any program for the diet?
Doctor :   Anything else I can help you with?
Doctor :   Just eat more salads and fruits and avoid junk food.
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
User :   I am done with that
Doctor :   Anything else?
User :   and where is that u practice?
Doctor :   We are Bangalore based.
User :   I am sorry i am of too many questions..but then i am just curious to know
Doctor :   Thats all right.
User :   anyways thanks so much for your time and advice
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   You are welcome
User :   bye
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
Question is related to
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor