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Pimple that formed a red scaly rash around it, anti-fungal creams don't help, recurs. Used proactiv for acne. Any cure ?

hello I used to have acne , and used proactiv, which helped alot. Several months ago, I had a pimple and I treated it as normal, but when it came to a head and popped, it formed a red scaly rash around it and other pimples came up right near it and the same happened with them. I still thought it was acne and treated it as such. Later I went to the doctor and he said it wasa fungal infection and he gave me an antifungal cream. Ive been using that on and off for the past few months and I just realize that it isnt curing the problem, just helps clear up fungal infections that are showing, not killing all the fungal spores in the skin. I just want to know what to do to completely get rid of recurring infection, if indeed that is what I have. I cannot tell if a bump on my face is a real pimple or not until it pops and then either it will heal or the ring will form and become scaly and itchy around the spot where the pimple was. Help please
Asked On : Sun, 21 Oct 2012
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USUALLY THE PIMPLES ARE MIXED WITH FUNGAL INFECTION
TAKING ANTIFUNGAL CREAMS CAN CURE FUNGUS NOT PIMPLES
PIMPLES ARE ON OILY SKIN
DONT EAT OILY AND GREESY FOOD
DONT USE OIL TJAT IS COCONUT WALNUT GROUNDNUT ALMONDS MUSTARD AND SOYA OILS
DONT USE SOAP SHAMPOO OINTMENT CREAMS CONTAING NUTS
OLIVE OIL IS BEST IN THESE CASES FOR COOKING AND FOR APPLYING
YOU CAN USE DOXICYCLIN 100 MGM IF THERE IS PUS AND INFECTION AND PAIN IN PIMPLE AREA FOR 2 WEEK
APPLY CLINDAMYCIN GEL MORNING AND EVENING AND CALAMINE LOTION BEFORE GOING OUT
AFTER SOME CLEARANCE APPLY CLINDAMYCIN MORNING
AND RETINOIC ACID GEL AT NIGHT BEFORE SLEEP
IF THE SKIN BECOME DRY YOU CAN ADD LITTLE MOMETASONE IN THE GELS
DO FOR 3 MONTHS YOU WILL RECOVER
Answered: Fri, 26 Oct 2012
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