Sudden eruption of acne on face. Thyroid, hormone test normal. Treatment? - Online Doctor Chats
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I am 33 years old - Female
i always had v clear skin
This started in Oct11
and doesnt seen to go
they turned out ok
Were the test suggested by a doctor?
a skin specialist
What advice did the doctor suggest you?
he prescribed 2 gels and a facewash
clindoxyl and adapelene or someting
Have they helped you?
and dox t and vizylac
that was a yr back
i dont think anything helped
maybe the pills did , but the gels didnt
then i stopped the pills after 2 mnths
Acne is a chronic skin condition where relapse and remissions are very common. I would like to know if these medications - pills and gels reduce the acne eruptions initially?
the pills did help initially
but since i was planning a family i discontiued
Would you mind restarting the pills now (Or)did you have any side effects with it?
i had no side effects per se
Let me brief you.
As I said earlier acne is a chronic condition with relapses and remissions.
The condition can be kept under control with life style changes and medications.
You will need a fresh prescription to understand the doses and course of treatment.
In the mean time, you also need to modify lifestyle (if you haven't done them yet)
i had also joined a gym then, which cud have helped
2. Avoid frequent face washes. It is not recommended to wash your face more than twice.
i would like to avoid pills as far as necessary
Preferable use the right choice of soaps as per your skin.
3. Do not pop acne eruption. You would worsen the situation.
4. Maintain proper personal hygeine. Avoid sharing of your towels, soaps and cosmetics.
5. No make up before sleeping. Wash your face with plain water before you sleep.
6. Beneficial to take plenty of fruits and vegetables.
Medical pills will be prescribed to you briefly (not life long).
however the duration of treatment is individualized - for 2 months to 6-8 months.
Once the medication successfully reduce remissions, following a strict life style as the ones suggested by me
it will significantly control and prevent eruptions.
Once we are able to control the situation with right medications, you will be suggested to use topical creams/gels/ointment only during acute symptoms.
I hope I am not confusion you.
If it is not clear, I would like to discuss this over a phone call.
i am clear doctor thank you
but any specific reason for this eruption?
i always had clear skin
now ppl come up to me and ask me whats wrong, since its so evident
i use only margo on my face
Scientifically we have not yet clearly understood the reason for acne development or new eruption.
However there are some factors which have been associated.
i kept thinking cud i have PCOS
If you are weight is in excess of the normal limits and if your periods are not regular, then yes it is possible that you may be suffering with PCOS.
My wt is ok and my periods r regular till now
i got pregnant in nov last yr but had a miscarriage
i will b going for a USG soon
since i had a partial molar preg
Ok, if an ultrasound scan is planned shortly, then that will clarify your doubts regarding PCOS.
Have I answered all your queries. Do you have any more queries?
I have to close the window as you are not responding.
no thnk you
Thanks for consulting me.
Bye for now.
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