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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi,
User :   I have an acne problem
User :   hi
Doctor :   how may i help you?
User :   I get a lot of pimples on my face
User :   especially on my forehead
Doctor :   ok
User :   I have tried a lot of creams and gels
User :   and tried everything possible but they just dont help
User :   one of the recent ones I have tried is Avindo Gel
User :   but that doesnt help either
User :   what do u suggest?
Doctor :   Acne is a problem due to infection and abnormal grown of skin cells
Doctor :   Please try salicylic acid oint 5%
Doctor :   apply once or twice daily for 3-4 weeks
Doctor :   and you will defintely find good results
User :   I tried one called Avindo Gel
User :   could you please name one that contains salicylic acid
Doctor :   you get BENZOYL PEROXIDE cream 5% in local pharmacy
User :   apart from this could you please suggest a good diet to avoid pimples
Doctor :   also maintain a good facial hygiene
User :   could you please suggest a good diet to avoid pimples
Doctor :   1. keep your skin clean. If you have an oily skin, then you must ensure that you wash your face at least twice a day. Make sure that you use a gentle wash that has salicylic acid in it. This would exfoliate your skin and prevent it from drying out
Doctor :   2 If you want your skin to look glowing and beautiful, then you should ensure that you drink a lot of water daily. Medical researchers recommend at least 8 - 10 glasses of water per day to help remove the toxins in your body that causes acne pimples and to keep you skin hydrated.
Doctor :   3 - Apply Garlic: applying garlic on your face can kill acne causing bacteria on the surface of your skin. Wash a clove of garlic then apply all over your face.
Doctor :   4- Apply Lime Juice and Rose Water, doing this would prevent acne scars from forming on your skin.
Doctor :   have you understood, what i have told
User :   yes, thank you very much, will any food habits also cause pimples, is there any type of food that I should avoid
Doctor :   In case inspite of these things, and use of the cream there is no change, you may need to apply a cream of antibiotic after consulting your physician
Doctor :   But i feel benzoyl peroxide cream 5% would be definitely useful to you, and you will find good results with it
User :   ok but could you please suggest a diet as well
User :   is there any type of food that I should avoid?
Doctor :   avoid oily foods, high carb & spicy foods can be minimised
Doctor :   take vitamin E supplements as well
User :   thanks doctor, I do appreciate all your help and time, I will try this and will get back to you if I need to
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Do you have any other questions for me?
User :   just before you leave doctor, in case I am unable to find the prescribed drugs, is there any way I can reach you back
User :   like an email id
Doctor :   All these medications, are over the counter and are available widely in pharmacies
Doctor :   but you can drop a mail,
User :   thank you so much doc
User :   have a good day
User :   bye
Doctor :   bye for now.

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