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Acne on forehead and cheeks. Using clyndamycin and episoft face wash. Why does skin get sensitive? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 14-Mar-2013
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User:good afternoon doctor
User:Thanks I am seeking some help to reduce my acne could you help me with that
Doctor:yes, please proceed
Doctor:May i know your age ?
Doctor:and how long have u been having them ?
User:its 26
User:from more than a year ago
Doctor:also please mention the location, of the acne ?
User:currently I am on medication using Clindamycin to reduce oil level
User:and episoft face wash
User:its on forehead and cheek
Doctor:how long have you used them, and any results ?
Doctor:can u tell me how many acne do u have , say 10 -20 ,, or less than 10 ?
User:yup clindamycin works good on my skin even episoft is skin friendly
Doctor:are there any pus producing ones too ?
User:less than 10
User:1 or 2 not much now earlier i had
Doctor:do they keep on coming , inspite of treatment ?
User:my skin is quite sensitive once i stop using ointment, acne problem starts again
Doctor:the recurrence of acne is due to the presence of excess sebum production , from sebaceous glands in the skin, and blocking of pores
Doctor:you can use a ointment called BENZAC AC , 2 times a day
User:no if i use ointment on regular basis then it stops
User:yes earlier i was using that it made my skin too dry
Doctor:YOU CAN USE A mild strength of 2.5 % then
User:my doctor recommended me istroin -20 tab as well which i am not taking now from last 2months
Doctor:it is mild in nature, and does not dry the skin
User:hmm certainly
Doctor:that is useful, in severe acne
User:as well as he prescribed me vitamin c tablets
Doctor:since you have less , and less, now, u can use milder ones instead
User:should i take them
Doctor:those are antioxidents, and you can definitely use them
User:ok i have some acne on my back as well any specific ointment for it
Doctor:you can use BENZAC AC on that too
User:any name of the vitamin c tablet which you recommend
Doctor:Generic versions are available, for that, by the name of Vitamin C tablets
User:and have some marks and black scars any recommendation for it
Doctor:You can use SCAR NIL cream for that
Doctor:2 times a day, can be helpful
User:thanks for your help
Doctor:You are very welcome
User:i am done for now
Doctor:Take care and have a good day
User:have a nice day ahead
User:you too bbye
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