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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I shifted 3 months back and somehow the weather is not suiting my skin here......Im getting some rashes slightly like acne which leave black spots on skin......please suggest a remedy...i thought it would recede by itself......but its not happening
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   let me read
User :   hi
Doctor :   can you describe the region of the body where the skin lesions have appeared
User :   its on my face
User :   cheeks n forehead
Doctor :   only on face or is it on the shoulder, back, arms also ?
User :   no only on the face
Doctor :   may i know your age ?
User :   29
Doctor :   does the lesions appear in crops or the it appears isolated ?
Doctor :   meaning
Doctor :   a no of skin rashes appear at one point or a single single spots appear at different parts at a time
User :   single spots at different places
User :   sometime dey r close together
User :   but they are individual spots
Doctor :   ok
User :   and the spots r getting there a way to lighten them??
User :   coz my skin appears to be blotchy
Doctor :   it seems there is a the flare up of acne vulgaris.
Doctor :   and it is leaving pigmented scar
Doctor :   yes there is medication
User :   i never got acne in my entire life....and now at the age of 29 its a little weird
Doctor :   need not be weird and it can appear at any time in the adults more so it is very much common in adolescence
Doctor :   following are otc medications in the usa to lighten the dark spots
User :   ok
Doctor :   Lustra, Eldoquin, Melanol, Aclaro
User :   i also have very sensitive skin....all these medications hopefully shouldnt spark another allergy??
Doctor :   you can obtain any one of them and apply on the face leaving the eye circles and near the angle of mouth and nose
Doctor :   sensitive skin means ?
User :   it means i get rashes to many chemicals
User :   so i use only medicated stuff like cetaphil to wash my face
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you need to use sunscreen lotion and moisturizer cream while using the above said cream
User :   what does that mean??? i use sunscreen everyday
Doctor :   it means if you start using any of the Lustra, Eldoquin, Melanol, Aclaro creams than it is mandatory to use a sunscreen lotion which is also a moisturizer
Doctor :   it is good if you are already using a sunscreen lotion
Doctor :   what is the spf of the sunscreen lotion you are using
User :   spf 25
Doctor :   is the lotion a non comodogenic type ?
User :   no i think it is comodogenic
User :   can u recommend a suncreen lotion??
Doctor :   you need to use a non comodogenic suncreen with spf above 15 and which also contain moisturizer
Doctor :   cetaphil do have that
Doctor :   and also neutrigena too
Doctor :   since you are using cetaphil cleanser try finding out one such cream in cetaphil brand itself
User :   ok
User :   also if fresh acne appear is there something i can put
User :   on it
Doctor :   use the cream in the night times only
User :   which cream??
User :   alacro, lustra??
Doctor :   yes any of the alacro, lustra
Doctor :   can apply peroxin cream if there appears fresh acne

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