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Oral antibiotics for acne - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Acne
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   i want to discuss about my skin problems
Doctor :   Can you explain?
User :   for pimples
User :   from last 3 months pimples have increased on my face
User :   earlier also i used to get but use to be only 1 or 2
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor for these problem?
Doctor :   Are you using any medications for the acne?
User :   30 years
User :   female
User :   ya i have seen a doctor for this problem
User :   right now i m using acnesol gel
User :   which is not working
Doctor :   Do you have redness/pus pointing on these acne?
User :   pimples are like boils with puss
User :   it has pus
User :   and they are painful
User :   at a time i get 3-4 pimples
User :   and when they go off
User :   again 2 to 3
User :   earlier i used to get pimples only before periods
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
Doctor :   Acne/pimples is caused by multiple factor.
Doctor :   Most common of them are stress, environmental factors, skin infections, hormones and so on.
Doctor :   Now since you report that you have pus pointing as well as red acne - they are suggestive of pustular acne.
Doctor :   You will need antibiotics.
Doctor :   both oral as well as topical creams.
User :   can u suggest few
User :   can u let me know which oral medicines can be taken
User :   i have an oily skin
Doctor :   Since you report that acnesol creams are not helping you,
Doctor :   you may need an alternative creams such as clindamycin creams.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Oral antibiotics may also be essential, but they are prescription only medications they cannot be suggested online.
Doctor :   as they are not ethical.
User :   ok
Doctor :   you will need to consult a dermatologist and obtain a prescription to avail the oral medications.
User :   can u suggest a good dermatologist in mumbai
User :   i m staying in bandra east
Doctor :   In the mean time, since i looks like the acne is infected, you should not handle them with your barefinger.
User :   ya i will taken of that
User :   for washing face i use clean and clear face wash
Doctor :   We shall help you in getting a good dermatologist.
User :   which again does not give any results..
User :   should i continue using it
Doctor :   One of my customer support team will call you back shortly after the chat and inform you about the best doctors.
User :   can u suggest some good fash wash for acne
Doctor :   It is not recommended to wash your face frequently.
Doctor :   Not more than once or twice a day.
Doctor :   In such instances it is better that you use mild soaps.
Doctor :   Though most face wash as well as soaps contain chemicals, dove is reported to have least harsh substances.
Doctor :   You may use them.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   yes
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   no thanks
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   Thanks for your help
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