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White rashes on face, using face wash - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi Doctor.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   My son has been using a face wash every time he cleans his face and recently he has developed small whitre rashes in his face
Doctor :   ok
User :   We have asked him not to use any face wash from then
User :   and I use to apply a bit of Soframicine on his face
Doctor :   it looks like face wash concentration is strong
User :   is it harmful?
Doctor :   or he might be using very frequently
User :   yes you are right...he uses it vewry frequently
Doctor :   or he might be allergic to the product
Doctor :   then he need to use only 3 times week
User :   is soframicine the right thing or should i use something thing else
Doctor :   I do not advise this for acne
Doctor :   I will advise cetaphil face wash
Doctor :   soframacyin is antibitic
Doctor :   very old class antibitic
User :   So I will stop applying on his face
Doctor :   Do you follow me?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   yes doc.
Doctor :   Use cetaphil face wash
User :   ok. I will
User :   Do i have to use any medicine to get rid of those rashes or will it subside on its own?
Doctor :   is it rash or just exfoliating skin?
User :   it looks like a small white patch on hois face
User :   on his cheeks
User :   i first mistook it for a dry skin
Doctor :   I recommend you do not use any medicines now
Doctor :   Give one week time
Doctor :   Do not use any meds for one week
User :   ok doc
Doctor :   use cetaphil after 1 wk
User :   ok doc
User :   As suggested .. I will try cetaphil next week and update you.
User :   Thank you for your time doc.
Doctor :   If he has lot pimples he can use, clindamycin 1% gel cream once or twice a week. this is in addition to cetaphil face wash. If he has not much acne, just cetaphil only is enough
Doctor :   Thank you
Doctor :   Bye
User :   Thank you and bye
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