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Suffering from acne, recurring condition on face, stomach heaviness. Cure for condition?

hello sir, i am suffering from acne since i was in 12th standard i.e. 4 year back. now i am 20 year old and acne problem is still with me. my face gets clear some times but it gets back. please suggest me some medicine or any treatment. i feel as if i have some digestion problem also as i feel my stomach heavy very often.
Asked On : Tue, 2 Oct 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
hi..Thanks for your query
Acne can present in several forms. This includes whiteheads, blackheads, and red, inflammed patches of skin (such as cysts).In the course of evolution, you may have any or all of these.Sometimes ,over a period of time, even if you are under a specific for of therapy,one agent might not be enough to handle it completely.This is based on the various internal hormonal stimuli as well, which can change several times in.
Do not use heavy/thick creams ..Use only gel based moisturizers/ sunscreen for regular use.U can use a cleanser containing Salicylic acid/ Glycolic acid on a regular basis.
You can start taking Salicylic acid peels from a qualified dermatologist to achieve a better control of your acne.These are safe and latest methods whereby you can achieve a better control, but not be perturbed by the side -effects of long term antibiotic therapies.
Also acne is a very recurrent condition,as you see...It is essential to maintain yourself on a control by doing frequent followups with your doctor and changing meds as and when required.U definitely do not need to stop anything now, however please visit the doctor early so that there are no delays in the onset of more efficacious therapies.
Hope this helps.Take Care!
Answered: Sat, 26 Jan 2013
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Dermatologist Dr. Rahul Kumar's  Response
Thanks for the query

Retinoids are the drug of choice today for acne, comedones as well as acne scars.

you can apply Adapelene gel once daily in night, a sunscreen must be applied in day.
usually there are not much side effects except slight burning.

It usually takes around a month for lesions to disappear with regular treatment.

However for best results apply the creams for at least 2 months even if there are no lesions.

Acne is blockade of sebaceous duct, do the following to keep them open.

1. Wash face at least three times a day. Instead of soap use a pH balanced syndet.

2. Drink lot of water and reduce oily food intake.

3. Take lot of green leafy vegetables, they add fiber which in turn reduce oil absorption from intestine.

4. Don’t apply too many cosmetics and don’t change them, use a single brand whichever suit you.

Thank you
Answered: Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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