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How can acne be effectively prevented?

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How to effectively prevent and treat acne/pimple? This is for my wife
Posted Mon, 7 May 2012 in Acne
Answered by Dr. Jasvinder Singh 50 minutes later

Thanks for posting your query.

For acne, your wife should do the following:

1)     She can apply topical antibiotic creams like Clindamycin or erythromycin. If acne are severe then she can take oral antibiotics.

2)     Apart from oral antibiotics, ask her to keep her face clean by washing with a mild soap or antiseptic soap at least twice a day. XXXXXXX it dry and do not rub it. She should avoid picking or pressing the acne. She can also use Benzoyl peroxide 5% lotion or gel once at bedtime after consulting her doctor. An amount of lotion the size of a pea should be enough to cover most of the face. If there is redness or peeling then she is using too much of the medicine or applying it too often.

3)     She can prevent and treat acne by changing his lifestyle like eating proper diet, getting a good amount of sleep and drinking at least eight glasses of water daily.

4)     Other treatment options include retinoids, cortisone injections, chemical peels and laser treatment. Normally a combination of treatments is followed and if nothing proves effective then dermabrasion and laser therapy are useful.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

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