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Acne on the face. Need treatment. How to decrease dryness and itchiness of the skin?

hi docs currently i am suffering from very rare type of acne problem on my face within 2 months i have got too much red and black pimples on face big ones are brown and small ones are red and skin is getting flacky and dry also and now my skin is somewhere getting lighter and around my lips its getting darker it seem very bad and my friends now also started making fun of it so please recommend some medicine to 1= remove pimples from my face 2= mak it even tone light totally 3= decrease dryness and itchiness in face skin THANKS DOC FOR YOUR TIME
Asked On : Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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hi..thanks for the query.
You should start a skin care regimen that will improve your sensitive skin and take care of the acne eruptions on a daily basis.
You should start using a broad spectrum gel based sun screen 20 mins before going out and repeat it 4-5 hourly.Use non comedogenic creams as moisturizers like Cetaphil moisturizer and Cetaphil cleanser for sensitive skin.These will avoid further darkening of the skins well as dryness and itching of the skin.
Use Clindamycin gel on the pimple twice daily.You may also use Adapalene gel at night ,starting with alternate night application and making it daily as your skin gradually tolerates it. I would advise you to start the Adapalene application after adequately using the moisturizer for sometime and only when itching /dryness has completely stopped.
Oral antibiotics and Comedone extractions may be required intermittently and can be advised by your dermatologist.
Hope this helps..take care!
Answered: Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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