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Treatment for comedones(Black/white heads). - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hello doctor
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   i talked to u yesterday and and u have sent me an email regarding acne
User :   i jsut gone through the same
Doctor :   ok
User :   i have a problme of small white and black and skin coloured pimples on my face and forehead which is from lat 4-5 months
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   they are called comedones
User :   yes '
Doctor :   in common terms black heads and white heads
User :   amd u suggested a lotion
Doctor :   yes
User :   control bentoxide lotion i think i forgot the name
Doctor :   benzoyl peroxide?
User :   yes doctor.
Doctor :   it breaks down and removes the dead cells on the skin surface. It also kills bacteria on the skin.
User :   i just wana to know how does this cream work as u suggested me not to pluck the comedones
User :   ok
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   it is an antibacterial
User :   can i use this cream without prescription
Doctor :   yes
User :   any side effects
Doctor :   it is an over the counter cream
User :   counter cream means
Doctor :   it can be used without a prescription
User :   any brand name ?
Doctor :   any brand is ok
User :   like
Doctor :   also follow all the advice reg skin care i gave you
User :   can i go to hospital and meet skin specialist for this
Doctor :   you can
User :   should i apply the cream on all over the face or on only the problematic area
Doctor :   on the area where the comedones are there
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
Doctor :   please confirm your details
User :   this is the only lotion which can be useful for my problem
User :   or there is any other alternative
User :   yes, i confirmed
Doctor :   i gave you one cream
Doctor :   that can be used
Doctor :   you can also consult a dermatologist
User :   please tell me
Doctor :   you can also use calamine lotion
User :   is it herbal
Doctor :   no but its mild
Doctor :   its used by many people
User :   any side effect
Doctor :   no
User :   shall i use calamine lotion in alternative to benzoyl perooxide
Doctor :   you can try calamine lotion
Doctor :   if it doesnt work
Doctor :   try benzoyl peroxide
Doctor :   if you want a natural porduct
Doctor :   you can use GNC VITAMIN E,A and D CREAM
Doctor :   One application after face wash, minimum of 3 months
User :   ok thaks mam
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   anything else?
User :   no mam
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service
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