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Having severe acne problem. How to avoid it? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Jun-2013
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User:i want to chat with a dermatalogist
User:is this system generated or some one really there
Doctor:Dr. XXXXXXX here. I am a General physician.
Doctor:A dermatologist is not available on chat.
User:sorry doctore
Doctor:If you wish to discuss your issues with a dermatologist, i would suggest you to post your query through ask a doctor option.
User:any please let me know if you can help me
User:i am 30 years old female , and have severe acne
Doctor:Please proceed and provide me with the details
User:i have tried everything possible on earth
Doctor:I shall try and give you a solution.
Doctor:Since when are you suffering with this problem?
User:i am having this from the age of 13
User:at the age of 21 i had a treatment and then it had reduced
User:but now from past 1 year its severe
Doctor:May I know if you had consulted a doctor for the treatment?
User:i am using clindamycin
Doctor:Are you taking this treatment through a dermatologist?
Doctor:Has that helped you?
User:when i was in mamgalore a doctor prescribed this
Doctor:Since how long are you on this antibiotic?
User:and she also gave me a tablet called sotret but i was not able to take it since when ever i took it i had severe head ache
User:clindamycin cream i am using from 1 year
Doctor:I would like to know about your current weight and height and your menstrual cycle?
Doctor:They are relevant here.
User:i am 60, 5.4 and have normal periods
Doctor:By normal period, I hope it is regular?
Doctor:Do you have any other medical problem like diabetes, thyroid problems?
Doctor:Are you on any other regular drugs?
User:no for migraine when ever i get head ache i take some medicines prescribed by doctor
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Acne is a chronic condition which is affected by various factors.
Doctor:The type of skin, the amount of sebum produced, cosmetics used, body hormone levels, stress, diet consumed, life style practiced so on have enormous influence in the occurrence / flaring of pimples.
Doctor:Since your weight and periods are regular, I am pretty confident that you do not have any hormonal / intrinsic factors causing the pimples.
Doctor:It could be confirmed by test and other investigations done by a dermatologist.
Doctor:In such circumstances, you will need topical therapy to prevent current acne lesions
Doctor:and followed by maintenance treatment.
User:can u suggest me some good dermatologist in bangalore
Doctor:For the current treatment as clindamycin alone hasn't helped much, you may need addition retinoid creams like 0.05% isotretinoin cream to be used.
Doctor:As the pimples reduce you will need daily medications in the form of antibiotic / retioids / adapalene etc for a few months to control and prevent flaring up.
Doctor:In addition stress relievers, diet modification, restricted use of cosmetics, avoiding frequent face wash, and other life style changes should bring the symptoms in control.
Doctor:Since the process needs monitoring, it is good that you decided to consult a dermatologist for a face to face consultation.
Doctor:May I know which part of Bangalore are you from?
User:old airport road
Doctor:The above link lists the dermatologist practising in Bangalore.
Doctor:You have one Dr. XXXXXXX practising nearby Airport Road.
User:any address u know doctor
Doctor:You may consult her or any other dermatologist as per the proximity and the review written by the user.
Doctor:The link lists the doctors as per the location.
Doctor:The profile should contain their clinic location.
Doctor:I provided you this link, as I do not have any personal reference.
Doctor:If you find any problem finding a doctor through this link, do contact us
Doctor:and we can help you find/get an appointment with a doctor close to your location.
Doctor:Hope that should be ok.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:nothing more
User:thankyou so muc
User:i will consult a doctor
User:thanks for the quick response
Doctor:You are welcome.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:have a great evening
Doctor:wish you the same.
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