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Treatment for acne on lower inner arms - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   How do I get rid of the acne on my lower inner arms? when a bump forms it hurts and itches and it is filled with puss and blood and after I pop it it leaves brown spots on my arms...Please tell me how to get rid of this please!!!!
User :   How do I get rid of the acne on my lower inner arms? when a bump forms it hurts and itches and it is filled with puss and blood and after I pop it it leaves brown spots on my arms...Please tell me how to get rid of this please!!!!
Doctor :   hello
User :   Hi I am so desperate right now. Can you help me please?
Doctor :   sure i can help you within my expertise
User :   How do I get rid of the acne on my lower inner arms? when a bump forms it hurts and itches and it is filled with puss and blood and after I pop it it leaves brown spots on my arms...Please tell me how to get rid of this please!!!!
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender ?
User :   28 female
Doctor :   ok to begin with NEVER TOUCH it as you are only making it more infected
User :   ewe but it womt go away and it looks like pmples with black head, puss and everything
User :   My dermatoligist was no help so I turned to you guys...Can you help me?
User :   Are you real doctor?
Doctor :   i am General Physician
Doctor :   are you applying any medication on it ?>
User :   I had epiduo cream and wahd it twice a day and that did not help. I no longer apply medicine to it because it did not work...
User :   hello?
User :   Can you help me or was I scammed?
Doctor :   yes i am here
Doctor :   usually makeup is the major factor
User :   I do not wear makeup especially not on my arms...
Doctor :   ok
User :   I have bumps that form on my lower inner arms filled with puss and blood. How do I get rid of it and stop it?
User :   As a bump forms it hurts ans itches and leaves a black mark after wards...
Doctor :   do you have any allergies ?
User :   I am allergic to dust and dander but no food allergies
User :   I am also allergic to insect bites
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   well i will tell you few things you can do that will help you
Doctor :   Aloe Vera that is taken internally is effective in treating acne. Its juice can also be applied on skin areas that have acne.
Doctor :   2) Fresh garlic can be rubbed on the affected areas. Though this remedy can be pretty smelly, it has a very effective antiseptic property that will dry out acne.
User :   But is it really acne if it is on my lower inner arms?
User :   and it also hurts and itches and is filled with puss and blood?
Doctor :   you have shown it to your dermatologist right
User :   Yes I have
Doctor :   the thing is that its getting infected
Doctor :   so i will suggest that you along with topical treatment also need a antibiotic course
User :   Do you think it is an infection of some sort? she prescribed me antibiotics along with the cream but the bumps keep coming back
Doctor :   so when you take the antibiotics they go ?
User :   No they stay there even while I am on antibiotics and the epiduo cream at the same time and nothing worked... I am so desperate I wish I could burn these off my arms I hate it so much I wear long sleves in the summer because of this.....
User :   Any other suggestions?
Doctor :   One more effective remedy in the region of nourishment that seems to offer new promise of help for acne is zinc. It has shown staged results in some cases. Zinc should be taken in salutary doses of 50 mg three periods a day. Zinc is obtainable in tablet and in capsule form.
Doctor :   Garlic has been used profitably to heal acne. Massage with raw garlic several times a day. Garlic is known to have cured the toughest of acne difficulty.
User :   Oh even on the inner arms garlic helps?
Doctor :   please do try as these are tried and tested ways where people have benefited
User :   Ok I will try anything and also take zinc....Is there anything else you can think of?
User :   Is it ok if I wash my arms with a loufa twice a day? or should I not touch it at all?
Doctor :   i am looking at out data base to give you the most effective methods
Doctor :   no you should not touch it
Doctor :   Apply lemon juice and rose water in equal amount with a cotton ball and leave for half an hour and wash. Repeat this remedy for 20-25 days.
Doctor :   i am sure you wll find them effective
User :   Ok I understand I shouldnt touch it but is it ok to just wash my arms as well with a rag and dove soap?
Doctor :   yes that you can
User :   Oh ok I will try everything thank you doctor
Doctor :   your welcome
Doctor :   take care'
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