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Do's and dont's for recurring acne - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I am having severe acne infection in my face for the last nearly 20 years. My age is 36+ now and I am a male.
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User :   Dermatologist treated those with antibiotics and topical creams which gave me relief for a couple of months and then again it starts attacking. Can you advice me what I can do now?
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   Age: 36+, Gender: Male. Occupation: Employed in xxxxx. Marital Status: Single. Dependents: No.
User :   The last time about 7-8 months back I have been treated with Clindac A gel, Kojic Cream, and T-Minoz capsules.
User :   I face digestive problems whenever I take any type of antibiotics.
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often?
User :   No, I am not addicted to any of the above. And I generally take less oily and less spicy foods.
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems? Overwt, Diabetes, Hypertension, Asthma, Allergies? Any Operations If so why? please say if there is family history of such problems.
User :   No such problems are there with me. There are no one in our family with such problems. One of my sister died of juvenile diabetes in the year 1985 at 22 years of age. Other than that no one from my father's side or mother's side are suffering from any of the above.
Doctor :   Given your situation lemme tell you some most imp things
User :   yes
Doctor :   Acne cannot be cured permanentl
User :   ok
Doctor :   they can only be treated
Doctor :   effective treatments are available.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Acne treatment for severe cases usually includes one or more prescription medications
Doctor :   Which should be continued even after the acne are not seen
Doctor :   for few more months
User :   ok
Doctor :   Once acne is under control, prevention strategies can help keep your skin clear of breakouts.
Doctor :   as in your case
Doctor :   the oral antibiotics are given
Doctor :   which cause the diarrhoea and stomach upset if taken for long time
User :   yes
Doctor :   this is because of loss of some beneficial and essential bacteria
Doctor :   in the stomach and digestive system
Doctor :   so yoiu have to replace them again
User :   ok
Doctor :   with some tablets
Doctor :   ok so take the oral antibiotics and at the same time you have to take the useful bacteria
Doctor :   through mouth in the form of tablets
User :   ok
Doctor :   Comin gto the prevention strategeis
Doctor :   prevention strategies can help keep your skin clear of breakouts.
Doctor :   Once your acne improves or clears, you may need to continue your acne medication or other treatment to prevent new acne breakouts
Doctor :   Wash acne-prone areas only twice a day
User :   ok
Doctor :   too much washing can irritate the skin. Wash areas daily with a gentle cleanser and use oil-free, water-based skin-care products.
Doctor :   Use an over-the-counter acne cream or gel to help dry excess oil
Doctor :   like salicylate
User :   ok
Doctor :   remember this is if you have oily skin
Doctor :   otherwise washing is sufficient
User :   I am having excessively oily skin.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   DOnt use cosmetics
User :   yes
Doctor :   Choose powder cosmetics over cream products
Doctor :   Wear loosefitting clothing. Tightfitting clothing traps heat and moisture and can irritate your skin.
Doctor :   exercise like swimming are good
User :   ok
Doctor :   but immediately shower after strenous exercise
Doctor :   Oil and sweat on your skin can trap dirt and bacteria.
Doctor :   Lifestyle and home remedies are thus
User :   yes
Doctor :   Don't pick or squeeze blemishes.
Doctor :   Watch what touches your face.
Doctor :   Keep your hair clean and off your face. Also avoid resting your hands or objects such as telephone receivers on your face.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   These are few that you have to follow
Doctor :   COming to the bacteria that are to be replaced
Doctor :   I suggest you to use the MEGA ACIDOPHILLUS tablets one tablet per day along with the oral antibiotics that your doctor gives you
User :   ok
Doctor :   Maintain a proper skin care regimen
Doctor :   always
Doctor :   These tablets are of GNC pharma
User :   ok
Doctor :   For Details Visit and Buy the product at www.xxxxx.xxxxx
User :   ok
Doctor :   You can use Vitamin E. A and D cream
Doctor :   of GNC pharma
User :   ok
Doctor :   it is the name of the cream
Doctor :   Please confrim the details
User :   that is the brand name?
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY Mobile : 0000
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok, yes, that is my mobile number.
Doctor :   anything else
Doctor :   I shall send you a document
Doctor :   on acne
Doctor :   and the myths and facts
Doctor :   you can go through that
Doctor :   too
User :   Ok. Thanks.
if I want to continue with the antibiotics then what will be the duration and how can I taper that?
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
Doctor :   See the antibiotics are to be used and should be properly followed up with the doctor, it is him who physically examines the pimples and tapers slowly
User :   yes
Doctor :   or change them when he feels the tab dont work
Doctor :   and cause future resistence
User :   Ok.
User :   I have completed the feedback form.
Doctor :   so it is up to the doctor discretion
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes, ok.
Doctor :   Keep following with us
Doctor :   during the treatment
User :   Sure thanks.
Doctor :   ok bye
User :   bye
Doctor :   hi
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