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Remedy for pimples and blackheads - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hi..
Doctor :   please go ahead with ur medical query
User :   i am 25yrs old and i hav got the problem of pimples..and pimple spot just becomes dark..
User :   so any remedy for tht.
Doctor :   since how long you have this problem
User :   4 to 5yrs
Doctor :   sure, before that i would like to have these details
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the person-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height.
User :   25, xxxx, xxxx, single, 64kg, 166cm
User :   male
User :   u there ?
Doctor :   do you have black or white heads or both
User :   jus black headss
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often and how long you have?
User :   i do smoke (2 cig / day), drink occassionally
Doctor :   have u consulted before for this or taking any medicine as of now
User :   no medicine at all
User :   jus wanted to try this, if successful wud like to register..
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   how many pimples u have

Doctor :   since the problem is long standing
Doctor :   hi
User :   u still there ?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   since the problem is long standing
User :   ok
Doctor :   u might need both oral as well local application of medicine
Doctor :   atleast for 6 months
User :   okk
User :   wht kind of medicines ? it should be available in UK..
User :   more over i wud also like to clear the black heads which are the after marks of pimples...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   usually benzoyl peroxide creams are used as first line of treatment
Doctor :   they come in varying strength
User :   is there any particular name for it ? so that i can look out for that..
Doctor :   as i said to you
Doctor :   u might need oral medication as well
Doctor :   with steriods
Doctor :   for this u need to consult a dermatologist or GP
User :   okkk
Doctor :   these are prescription drugs
Doctor :   but u need to follow up regularly
User :   okk
Doctor :   make sure u wont take too much of oily food
Doctor :   keep ur skin clean and dry
Doctor :   please dont touch or pluck the pimples
User :   i am some 1 who doesnt have much oily food
Doctor :   it will get infected
User :   and i usualy wash my face twice with a face wash cream
Doctor :   more u pluck and touch, it will leave scar marks
Doctor :   ok
User :   ya i have a tendency to pluck it off..
Doctor :   usually this scar marks will fade away in 3 - 6 months time
Doctor :   please dont pluck it
Doctor :   if the scar marks persists
User :   okk ?
Doctor :   then u can go in for chemical peeling
Doctor :   dermoabrasion
User :   hows tht ?
Doctor :   done my dermatologist usually
Doctor :   and is outpatient procedure
User :   ok
Doctor :   depending on the extent of scar marks
User :   okk
Doctor :   one might one or number of sittings
User :   okkk
Doctor :   any doubts please ask me
User :   so u may be aware abt the GP procedure here..
User :   its nt tht easy to get an appointment here
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   i understand
User :   so is there any simple things which i can do at home ?
Doctor :   since the problem is persists for 2 years
Doctor :   i would suggest to consult them
User :   i was bit weiry abt ur qstn about whether i smoke..does it have any connections
Doctor :   rather than doing anything at home
Doctor :   thats general questions
User :   :)
Doctor :   one need to know as the patient comes in
User :   okk..becoz, just it may be a coincidence
Doctor :   when u consult a doctor he needs to take detailed history
Doctor :   yep
User :   pimples hav started coming bk more..when i started smoking
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when sweat glands gets blocked
Doctor :   these pimples result
User :   okk
User :   so it wud be ideal if i go and visit a GP...theres no cream that u can suggest..
User :   is tht right ?
Doctor :   benzoyl peroxide cream can be applied
Doctor :   but u need to see a gp
Doctor :   iam not sure it is OTC drug in uk
User :   benzoyl peroxide ?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   for 2 months
Doctor :   u need to appyly this cream once daily at night time
User :   does tht come as benzoyl peroxide cream or does it come in any other brand name ?
Doctor :   but please do confirm with local gp
Doctor :   it comes as benzoyl peroxide, go for lowest strength 2.5%
Doctor :   if u dont find any improve
Doctor :   u need to consult for further treatment
User :   okk...
User :   tthanks for all the info..
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   bye for now
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   bbye
Doctor :   hi
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