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Worried about pimples on the face - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Good evening.
User :   good evening
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   i wanted to discuss about my skin problems
Doctor :   Proceed with your query.
User :   from last 1 month i am getting too many pimples on my face
Doctor :   Ok
User :   earlier also i used to get
User :   but only 1 or 2
User :   in a month
Doctor :   Ok
User :   what could be the reason
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   30
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i am using acnesol cream for pimples
Doctor :   Acne or pimple is a chronic condition.
Doctor :   Multiple factors are attributed to have role in the cause of the acne
Doctor :   rather than a single factor.
Doctor :   It is a condition which is known to have to recurr and the factors are responsible for its recurrence.
Doctor :   The factors that I am talking about are
Doctor :   1. Age
Doctor :   2. Hormone disturbances
Doctor :   3. Stress
User :   ok
Doctor :   4. Environmental factors
Doctor :   5. Repeated face washing
Doctor :   6. Allergens and so on.
Doctor :   One or possibly more than one of the factors could be possibly be causing the worsening of the current symptoms.
User :   how do i tackle this problem
Doctor :   Right now, you need to continue on the current medications that you are on.
Doctor :   If the ones that you are currently are not helping, then an alternative creams such as isotretinoin, Benzoyl peroxide or antibacterial creams such as clindamycin creams need to be used.
Doctor :   They will help in reducing the current pimples.
Doctor :   Apart from this, you will need to follow preventive measures to avoid further flaring of the pimples.
Doctor :   The preventive measures are as follows.
Doctor :   1. Avoid handling the pimples with bare fingers
Doctor :   2. Avoid washing face recurrently - not more than twice a day.
Doctor :   and not more than on one the affected areas.
Doctor :   3. Use mild cosmetic soaps/face wash instead of harsh products.
Doctor :   Dove products are mentioned as the mildest of all, use them.
Doctor :   4. Stress have direct relations to the acne - hence destressing measures such regular sleep, physical exercise, yoga and meditation are known to prevent acne.
Doctor :   5. Hormone factors are suspected, if you have additional symptoms such as irregular periods, over weight.
User :   periods are regular
User :   and i have a normal weight
Doctor :   Thats good then.
User :   i m using cleanand clear face wash
User :   is that ok
Doctor :   Keep your weight checked regularly.
Doctor :   And maintain your weight under ideal limits.
Doctor :   Do not use the face wash more than twice a day.
Doctor :   But currently it is recommended that you use them only once (as you have the symptoms now)
Doctor :   The above measures apart from healthy diet, multivitamin pills help in preventing acne.
Doctor :   If you have pus forming acne,
Doctor :   then you will need a course of oral antibiotics for a few months.
Doctor :   In such cases, you need to see a dermatologist and obtain these antibiotics.
Doctor :   It is essential that you know that this condition can only be prevented with strict lifestyle modifications.
Doctor :   You will need to follow the above measures as strictly as possible.
User :   ok
Doctor :   You should be able to get over this problem gradually.
Doctor :   Lastly another fact that I would like to tell you is
Doctor :   acne usually fade away with no major problems if there is no secondary infection.
Doctor :   Hence "Do not handle the acne with bare fingers"
Doctor :   And as they are usually not seen as you get older as the effect of hormones start to fade away.
Doctor :   The hormone which are responsible for the normal periods
Doctor :   are the same ones responsible for these pimples
Doctor :   and hence it is expected to improve.
Doctor :   Hope this is clear to you.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no thanks for the advice
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
Doctor :   Have a nice day!!
User :   Same to u
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