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Have issues with complexion, pimples and marks. What to do? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2013
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User:have few questions regarding my skin problems
Doctor:Please go ahead
User:i had taken opinion from 2 different doc. wanted to know which one i can opt for
Doctor:Yes please
User:i have issues with my complexion, pimples and marks
Doctor:What exactly is the issue?
User:first opinion: Getting benefit with a combination of Glycolic and salipeels done 15 days apart. using a mild cleanser like cetaphil, using sunscreen like Ansolar or Cetaphil Sunscreen and use a combination of clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide (clindoxyl) once daily at night
User:second opinion: use Clean and clear facewash, apply beminor and after 30 mints use Suncross
User:can you tell me what is the best option
Doctor:It will depend on the severity of the condition, XXXXXXX
Doctor:Is it possible for you to send me a picture so that I can guide you better problem is i have weatish complexion but i look good only for 1 hr after face wash after that i look dark and pale for the whole day...also i get pimples which are white in colour and leaves marks...have lot of marks on my face
User:so what do you suggest...?
Doctor:I would suggest that you send me a picture
Doctor:Do you use a sunblock regularly Priya?
User:no i dnt use sunscreen lotion for my afraid that it will cause more pimples
Doctor:You must use a gel based preparation
Doctor:But its essential that you use a sunblock
Doctor:A gel based version is available from Lotus
Doctor:Take one with SPF 60
User:oh wat can i use that is recommended by the 2 docs
Doctor:That will not cause pimples
Doctor:I think you'll have to use a combination of the 2 recommendations
Doctor:Cetaphil is definitely a good cleanser
Doctor:Much better than clean and clear
User:ok so i will use about sunscreen lotion and cream for pimples and marks..?
Doctor:You should also use benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin in the day time
Doctor:Next, for the marks , you can use 2 things
Doctor:are you married Priya?
User:no am not married
Doctor:Then at night time, you can use adapalene 0.1%
Doctor:It will cause little redness and dryness
Doctor:But its a temporary side effects
Doctor:This wwill help with the marks
Doctor:another thing is HYSEAC cream for the marks
Doctor:This one is slightly expensive
Doctor:Use it at night
Doctor:First try these 2 things
Doctor:If they dont work
Doctor:then we'll think about the peel
User:oh ok...let me tell you what i have understood...
Doctor:Yes please
User:do we get Cetaphil facewash and sunscreen....?
User:ok so what i can do is use cetaphil facewash and apply cetaphil sunscreen lotion everyday...? am i right?
Doctor:Take the sunscreen with 50 SPF
User:ok i will take cetaphil sunscreen with 50 spf...correct?
Doctor:the sunscreen needs to be put 20 minutes before you fo out
Doctor:*go out
User:did not understand the treatment you suggested for pimples and marks....can you suggest creams or lotions...? and when to apply/
Doctor:Then you also need to apply clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide gel in the day time
Doctor:the brand name is Benzaclin
Doctor:this is for the pimples
Doctor:is that ok?
User:should i ask in the medical store for Benzaclin...?
User:what about the marks...?
Doctor:For the marks, I want you to put adapalene cream 0.1% at night time
Doctor:This will cause dryness and redness of lips
Doctor:But this is a temporary side effect
User:should i ask for adapalene cream 0.1% in the medical store....?
Doctor:That will go away
User:let me repeat wat i understood
User:1. i will wash my face with Cetaphil facewash
User:2. when to use Benzaclin and cetaphil sunscreen lotion...?
User:wnt to kno the time gap for these two...
Doctor:In the daytime before leaving the house
Doctor:no time gap
Doctor:Use them simultaneously
Doctor:first put the benzaclin
Doctor:then the sunscreen
User:oh ok...this 3 things in the i will use adapalene cream 0.1% in the night before i go to sleep or night time...
Doctor:with hyseac cream also in the night time
User:both adapalene and hyseac..?
Doctor:But Hyseac will be slightly expensive
Doctor:around Rs1500 to Rs 2000
Doctor:But it will be safer than a peel
User:Oops! any other option for hyseac cream...
Doctor:Its not necessary XXXXXXX
Doctor:Its only an adjunct
User:so i can use only adapalene right?
Doctor:But use only at night
Doctor:It reacts with the sun and causes a reaction
User:sure i will use adapalene during night times ONLY!
Doctor:several other things I wanted to emphasize on
Doctor:You must have 2-3 litres of water in a day
Doctor:Then try and do some yoga or XXXXXXX breathing
Doctor:It is supposed to really cleanse the system
User: XXXXXXX breathing for ow long...?
Doctor:5 minutes at the maximum
Doctor:It is a great stress buster as well
Doctor:Then finally eat healthy
Doctor:When they say XXXXXXX You are what you eat"
Doctor:Its right
User:sure will follow them... :-)
Doctor:I want you to have lots of fresh fruits and vegetables
Doctor:and limit the pepsi/junk intake
User:i dont drink pepsi or coke...i will avoid junk...
Doctor:a lot of times people dont have enough food to keep themselves healthy
Doctor:It shows on their body and their skin
User:hmmmm....true i miss my breakfast...
Doctor:It is the most important meal of the day
User:can i do facial....?
Doctor:Its not important, honestly
Doctor:If you eat well and have a healthy lifestyle
User:oh ok....any homemade remedies or just the creams that you have suggesed will work...?
Doctor:you dont need any of that stuff
Doctor:A home made remedy for acne is besan+haldi+lemon juice
User:for oily skin?
Doctor:Yes its for oily skin
User:cool! when will i get to see the results?
Doctor:In fact, if you mix atta and besan in curd/milk
Doctor:You dont need a facial cleanser
Doctor:Its a very effective cleanser
Doctor:With the creams, XXXXXXX you should have results within 1-2 weeks
Doctor:another thing is dont touch the pimples
User:oh really! that is so nice...thanks...!!!
Doctor:They tend to leave scars if you touch them
User:sure will follow that as well
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
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