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Pimple problem. Does Clarina cream works for it? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2013
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User:Hello Dr XXXXXXX
User:This is XXXXXXX
Doctor:Hi How can I help you
Doctor:I am sorry
User:I just want to know about Clarina cream
User:Is it works really for Pimples?
Doctor:It is actually an ayurvedic product, XXXXXXX
Doctor:I cannot comment on the efficacy
Doctor:But I can tell you effective treatment for pimples
User:i had pimples problem
Doctor:Since how long have you had this?
User:Almost 25 in my face, for the past 6 years
User:Am 25 yr now
Doctor:There are multiple steps I would like to suggest, XXXXXXX
Doctor:First, keep your face scrupulously clean
Doctor:Wash twice a day with Acnelak
User:Acnelak soap ?
Doctor:But you need to use an oil free moisturizer after that
Doctor:Dont overdry your ksin
Doctor:Next, adapalene 0.1% cream needs to be applied at night time
Doctor:Start on alternate days
Doctor:It needs to be applied on alternate nights
Doctor:dont apply in the day
Doctor:It will cause redness
Doctor:if you apply in the day time
Doctor:Do you follow?
Doctor:Next, for the day time, you can apply Benzaclin ointment
User:Now am using garnier face wash as an alternate for soap in the face.
Doctor:If you do this for 2-3 weeks
Doctor:a face wash is not recommended
Doctor:This soap helps control excessive oiliness
Doctor:finally, I want you to use a sunscreen as well
Doctor:Preferably a gel based version
User:Great but
Doctor:Should protect against UVA and UVB
Doctor:Yes please
User:some practical difficulties
Doctor:Yes please tell me
User:am a male working in day time
User:I hate even face powder. But this seems to be a bigger process
Doctor:so when you leave the house in the morning, I want you to use Acnelak soap, a sunscreen and benziclin
Doctor:I understand
User:8.30 i will be in office
User:will come out by 6 pm
Doctor:thats fine
Doctor:come back
Doctor:wash your face and put adapalene
Doctor:actually XXXXXXX
Doctor:I dont want to start you on an oral medication
Doctor:First, we always recommend topical treatments
Doctor:andd they are very effective
Doctor:You will notice quite some improvement in 1 week
User:Ok i will use acnelak soap and adapalene in night .
Doctor:and benziclin in the morning as well
Doctor:Does that work for you?
User:Morning it will not give any white marks or so .. right ?
Doctor:Its like a gel
User:Pls tell me all this things are easily buyable in market .
Doctor:But adapalene does not have to be used in the day
User:/ medical
Doctor:Yes, its available in the chemist
Doctor:Is there any other concern I can address?
User:yes one more
User:about hair thinning
Doctor:How long have you had this issue?
User:4 years
User:am loosing 40 / day avg...
Doctor:Did your father have this issue as well?
User:Ya but after 40 yrs
Doctor:Are you under stress, XXXXXXX?
User:Not like that.
User:I will not take anything inside.\ !!
Doctor:Or have you become so used to it that you dont realize it now
User:Means ?
Doctor:It means that we are so used to living stressful lives
Doctor:that we dont realize this
User:You are right ?
Doctor:Is that true, XXXXX?
User:ya situations will be pressurized always.
User:most of the time i will act cool
Doctor:Its a contributory factor
Doctor:what about your dietary habits and exercise?
User:No exercise but i will stretch my parts more often in the factory also
User:Diet normal. But skips break time 3 times in a week
Doctor:What about food?
User:Meals in lunch
User:fruits 2 / 3 time in a week
Doctor:breakfast and dinner?
User:Since staying out of parents. Food is become unstable
User:Idle , doosa sometimes chapathi, parota
Doctor:Actually XXXXXXX there is no protein and vitamin A in your diet
User:Hope you understand by dishes name , since your name XXXXXXX
Doctor:yes I do
Doctor:I am based out of Bangalre
User:My head office in bangalore.
Doctor:What I want you to do XXXXXXX is get a diet plan made for yourself
Doctor:Our dietitians will do it for you for free
User:Fine, already i contact the diet specialist in Living good
User:She giving me the plan also , waiting for the mail.
Doctor:please take that diet
Doctor:It will be balanced
Doctor:and will also have the necessary protein and vitamin A
Doctor:these are essential for good hair
User:But is there any medical tablets or any ..
Doctor:also, yoga and pranayama will help you reduce stress
Doctor:First these things need to be put in place
Doctor:After 2-3 weeks of following these, if there is no improvement
Doctor:We will look at starting medication
User:Ha, Which is easy comparatively to this.
User:Because again am depending on hotels
Doctor:I understand
Doctor:But it is important to have a proper diet
Doctor:Hair loss is a very small manifestation
Doctor:It can lead to much more serious problems later on
User:Sure, i will follow atleast 60 / 70 %
Doctor:Yoga and pranayama will also help
Doctor:They have proven benefits
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