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Skin care to reduce and prevent acne - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   hi
User :   age 28
User :   height 5ft
Doctor :   how can i help U/
User :   weight
User :   67kgs
User :   i have severe acne
User :   for past 5 months
User :   no results
User :   after using clindamycin
User :   and tetracyclin
User :   please help me to dry them
User :   very soon
Doctor :   For Health purposes please provide these: Age, Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status, Height and Weight.
User :   male, delhi, HR
User :   single
User :   suggest me
Doctor :   Most acne can be treated effectively with two drugs, or at most three, at any one time. Failure to respond to a regimen within four to eight weeks should prompt a substantial change in drugs, not merely the addition of another product.
User :   ok
User :   what would u suggest
User :   its almost 5 months
Doctor :   * Wash the skin twice a day using a mild soap, especially after exercise. Avoid scrubbing the skin. Hard scrubbing of the skin is harmful because it irritates the openings of the oil glands and can cause them to be more tightly closed.
* Avoid putting any oily or greasy substances on the face. Oily and greasy substances make acne worse by blocking oil glands. If unavoidable, use water-based cover-up cosmetics, and wash them off at bedtime.
* Shampoo the hair daily. Avoid hair tonics or hair creams especially greasy ones. These substances spread to the face and aggravate the acne.
* Avoid picking blackheads as this delays healing. In general, it is better not to "pop" pimples.
* Exercise regularly and keep fit.
* Don't stop the acne medicine too soon. It may take up to 8 weeks for a good response.
Doctor :   * Wash the skin twice a day using a mild soap, especially after exercise. Avoid scrubbing the skin. Hard scrubbing of the skin is harmful because it irritates the openings of the oil glands and can cause them to be more tightly closed.
* Avoid putting any oily or greasy substances on the face. Oily and greasy substances make acne worse by blocking oil glands. If unavoidable, use water-based cover-up cosmetics, and wash them off at bedtime.
* Shampoo the hair daily. Avoid hair tonics or hair creams especially greasy ones. These substances spread to the face and aggravate the acne.
* Avoid picking blackheads as this delays healing. In general, it is better not to "pop" pimples.
* Exercise regularly and keep fit.
* Don't stop the acne medicine too soon. It may take up to 8 weeks for a good response.
Doctor :   k

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