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Medication for acne scars - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Acne
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Practicing since : 2009
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Doctor :   Hi.
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hie
User :   are u a doc?
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   i am a General Practitioner.
User :   I mean i am surprised I was just trying to check if this really works
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   but then
Doctor :   Is there anything I can help you with?
User :   oh ye
User :   now that I have pinged you probably I ca
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   can ask
User :   I have a problem with acne
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Since when are you having this problem?
User :   i guess around 2 years now
User :   I am working now
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details-Age: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   but back in college in 2005 i had been to a south indian tour where all this started
User :   25,software engineer,hyderabad,unmarried,60,5'2"
Doctor :   Have you used any medicine for this previously?
User :   dependents :No
User :   well yes
User :   I had seen a dermatologist
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   he had given me some medicine which only worsened my problems leaving dark scars
User :   then i got back to homeopathy
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   seems like this homeopathy works fine for me
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   but still I see these things coming back
User :   which really bothers me
Doctor :   I suggest that you try using Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5 % lotion twice application for 1-2 months.
User :   ok
Doctor :   It has been found to help in many.
User :   do i tell the same at the pharmacy?
User :   I mean does it dehydrate my skin?
Doctor :   Was your face twice a day with a mild cleanser. Do not overscrub your face as there may be irritation
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   okie
Doctor :   Ask for Actiben gel
User :   ok actiben gel
Doctor :   Also, try to reduce stress.
User :   well stress I can try but iam not sure if I can
Doctor :   Dont prick or squeeze your pimples.
User :   so these 2 things should help me doc?
User :   no i never touch thme
Doctor :   They have been found to help in many.
User :   i am very irritated of them
Doctor :   Try the gel only after a patch test
User :   ok
Doctor :   on the inner side of your forearm just to be on the safe side
User :   ok sure
User :   and doc shud I folow any program for the diet?
Doctor :   Anything else I can help you with?
Doctor :   Just eat more salads and fruits and avoid junk food.
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
User :   I am done with that
Doctor :   Anything else?
User :   and where is that u practice?
Doctor :   We are Bangalore based.
User :   I am sorry i am of too many questions..but then i am just curious to know
Doctor :   Thats all right.
User :   anyways thanks so much for your time and advice
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   You are welcome
User :   bye
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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