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How is chronic acne and oily skin treated ?

Hello, I am 23yrs old and have skin diseases like Acne and oily face . At present i am using Garnier Face wash and use it 2-3 times a day but it s of no use after i travel or get out of the house it s the same thing again. I consulted a Dr and he asked me to drink 3-4 liters of water in a day i am doing that also but the result is same. The boils Acne on my face is increasing day by day. please help?????
Asked On : Sat, 28 Apr 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi..dear praveen..,
Thanks for choosing HCM..,
Acne with Oily face..,
1) wash with FACE BAR....2 times daily..,
2) Zycline 1% cream night times..,
3) morning SUNSCREEN LOTION is mandatory..,
4) Tab..Isotretinoin 20 mg daiy for 2 montrhs..will give good result..,
5) Take plenty of oral fluids, vegetables and fresh fruits..,
6) Don't squeeze and pinch the lesions..,
ok thanQ..,
Answered: Sun, 29 Apr 2012
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Dermatologist Dr. Pravin Banodkar's  Response
An over the counter regimen for acne that works quite well:

1. Use a salicylic acid face wash (e.g. Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment) to wash your face, gently massaging it in for 1-2 minutes before washing off.

2. Clearasil Stayclear Tinted Acne Cream applied twice a day over the pimples. Be careful not to apply too much. There may be slight redness and flaking of skin, but this is normal. Do not apply on non pimply skin.

3. Neutrogena On-The-Spot Acne Treatment Vanishing Cream: This can be applied safely over the entire face (barring around the eyes and mouth) once at night. Apply a think film, do not rub. This will prevent new pimples from coming and must be used daily for 2-3 months.

4. Omega three fatty acid capsules: Take one morning and evening after meals for 2-3 months.

5. An antioxidant containing beta carotene or lycopene taken twice a day daily for 12 weeks.

6. Lastly some general precautions - Do not pick or burst lesions, this causes scarring; do not touch your face unnecessarily; avoid hair oil application; limit sunlight exposure especially between 10 am & 4 pm.

7. A word on diet - though there is no conclusive evidence it is a good idea to cut down on very oily & sweet foods.

Hope this helps!
Answered: Sat, 28 Apr 2012
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