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What medicines can a teenager take for acne and dark circles ?

I am 15 year old girl and i have acne on my face also i have an oily and sensitive skin I also have dark circles I want to have an absolute clear skin please help acne
Asked On : Mon, 8 Aug 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi there,your problem is very common in your age group due to change of hormones,you need to stay calm wash ur face every day thrice and use a good face wash to remove the bacterias, an keep your skin clean,you can also start taking b complex tablets and vit c tabs which dont have anyside effects but will keep your skin healthy,and you must sleep well,i would not advise you to start on any antibiotics as it will setle in a sumtime.take care and live healthy,you can get in touch with me if you have any doubts,9611678998.
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Dermatologist Dr. Bharat Chawda's  Response

Welcome To HealthcareMagic forum,

Pimples are multifactorial ,and therefore one has to find the exact cause of it.
It can be because of wrong use of soaps to moisturizers or any fairness creams which one is using , to hormonal disturbances if anybody has(esp in females).So,a complete work up is necessary at this age .
Also one should remember that its not a short course treatment,but a matter of say 6 months or so if pimples are sever . Its good that you are taking care of skin right form the beginning other wise we have patient spoiling their faces because of acne,without taking any treatment.

Firstly I would advise you to stop all cosmetic creams if you are using on face.Avoid use of any moisturizing soap and creams on face.

Also look for other features of hormonal imbalance in body like weight gain,irregular periods,facial hair & scalp hair loss,pimples 2 days prior to periods ,pimples over jaw line etc .If you have any of these then get a hormonal profile done.In such cases conventional treatment for acne would not work,and one needs hormonal tablets to cure acne .

In case you don't have any hormonal imbalance & you don't respond to conventional treatment also, then one can take retinoids .Retinoids(isotretinoin) is a wonderful medicine for acne,provided one gets all the relevant investigations and takes care of all the precautions associated with it.There are certain precaution which your dermatologist would tell you.

So,in your case ,I would advise you to plan either for retinoids or for hormonal treatment (as required).Both medicines give excellent response .
Kindly meet a experienced dermatologist who can understand your case properly and treat you .
Please don't plan for laser or any beauty parlor treatment .
You can even take chemical peels along with the medicines if needed.

Hope this answers your query, if you have any further questions kindly write back to us.

Dr.Bharat chawda
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