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Had pimples on face with pimples marks. How to get rid of it?

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Hi, i use to lots of pimples on my face and even there are marks of pimples left on my face, please suggest to get rid of it.
Posted Sun, 13 Oct 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
Can try antibiotic cream

Detailed Answer:

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There can be lot of reasons for getting pimples. The reasons can be either hormonal disturbances or a wrong selection of soap, moisturizer, oily face, dry skin, dust, etc. The diagnosis may be simple hormone related pimples or it can be something like rosacea or dermatitis. A dermatologist will be able to diagnose after examining it closely.

Usually antibiotic creams are recommended for reducing pimples. These medicines should be applied specifically on pimples and not on normal skin. First step is to try over the counter creams containing benzoyl peroxide. You can try cream containing the antibiotic clindamycin cream or nadofloxacin. If this doesn't work then we have retinoids which work well on pimples, but that needs lot of investigations and precautions.

Lastly, if nothing works then you need to go for hormonal assessment and get treated by hormonal medicines.

All this requires a proper consultation by a dermatologist.

In ayurveda also there are some herbs that work well for pimples and have less side-effects.


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