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How to avoid acne scar on face? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 08-Oct-2014
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User:Hi
User:This is XXXXXXX here
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Recently a pimple had popped out on my face
Doctor:Ok
User:How to cure it without leaving a mark on my face
Doctor:Ok. Basic first step is Soap and water, good hygiene is key
Doctor:Wash your face frequently
Doctor:Next, cut down on caffeine and sugar intake
Doctor:This will bring down the oil production in the pimple.
User:So now how to clear that pimple without leaving a mark on my face
Doctor:Next, Apply Hydrocortisone cream (Lycor 1%)
Doctor:And Neosporin cream
Doctor:After every wash
Doctor:Do not pick at it or try to vurst it
Doctor:burst*
Doctor:If it bursts on its own. No Problem. Just keep the area clean and apply the creams.
Doctor:The pimple is caused by an infection. The idea is to let the infection heal naturally.
User:so by using the above said cream
User:Will i have any side effects
Doctor:Nope
Doctor:The cremes are pretty mild
User:and one of my friend also suggested that i use nexret cream
Doctor:The less you pick at it. The lower chances of having a scar.
User:So is it safe to use nexret cream
Doctor:No!
Doctor:That is Retinol Cream
Doctor:that is for long term acne treatment
Doctor:That is not for a pimple.
Doctor:A pimple is caused by an infection
User:what is the difference b/w acne & pimple
Doctor:Acne is an inflammatory problem in the skin sweat and oil glands
Doctor:There is not necessarily going to be a bacterial infection in acne outbreaks.
Doctor:A pimple which is singular, big red and tender, filled with pus.
Doctor:That pus is the sign of an infection
User:OK
User:As you said i can use that Hydrocortisone cream
User:It will not have any side effects right
Doctor:nope, its an anti-inflammatory
Doctor:use it for 10 days.
Doctor:That ahould be enough
Doctor:long term us over months can thin out the skin
Doctor:use*
User:thin out in the sense
Doctor:the skin gets softer and without the normal texture .
Doctor:best to google a pic
Doctor:but that is over months
Doctor:you need not worry.
User:How many times should i apply that cream in a day on the affected area
Doctor:every time you wash your face
Doctor:2-3 times a day sounds fine.
User:So by using this it will eliminate the pimple without leaving a scar right
Doctor:yes, that is the plan
User:And last thing
User:How to eliminate the Post pimple marks
Doctor:time
Doctor:just keep washing your face
Doctor:Eat healthy and get plenty of sleep.
User:Any specific Creams available for eliminating the marks which have been caused by pimples
Doctor:None that i can recommend, there are some Ayurveda preps available. but i'm not trained in that.
User:k thanks
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