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Pimples with pus and scars - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am 27 years old male from .... I am suffering with pimples for last 8 years and it created lot of scars in my face. Those pimples also produce yellowish-white fluid forms (pus), wax which smells bad. How can I get rid out of these pimples by using any medicine (cream)? Please advice. Does any treatment for remove scars? If any, how much percent result we can expect? How much does it costs?                                                                                                                        
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here.
User :   hi doctor
Doctor :   let me read what you have typed
User :   sure
Doctor :   the pimples with pus suggests infection
User :   yes
Doctor :   you should get them examined, as you will need antibiotics to first control them
User :   i think so
Doctor :   and then go ahead with topical creams containing retinoid
Doctor :   to control further
Doctor :   also the scars need to be examined, if they are not very deep
Doctor :   you can opt for laser tretment
User :   ok
Doctor :   so schedule your appointment with a dermatologist soon
User :   sure
User :   could you please suggest any cream for the timebeing?
Doctor :   the pus from the pimples will need to be examined to identify teh causative organism
User :   don't know whether all type of pimples makes pus?
Doctor :   and also you should make changes in the hygiene routine and diet
User :   k
Doctor :   follow these further steps
Doctor :   1) wash face with mild cleanser, a 'non-soap' based cleanser
User :   first time I get blood from my pimples and later pus and then scars
User :   sure
User :   any more suggestion?
Doctor :   2) use a moisturzer cream after wash
User :   are you prefer any specific soap?
Doctor :   preferably a non acnegenic or a non comedogenic one
Doctor :   look for these mentioned on the product
Doctor :   use mild soap, otherwise try to avoid soap use
Doctor :   wash your hands first before using th ecleanser on face
User :   k
Doctor :   3) avoid dirt and oil on face
User :   does it genetic disease? because my father also came up with similar problem.
Doctor :   4) wash face with the cleanser after coming back home
Doctor :   if it is a family history, then it could be genetic
Doctor :   get an examination done soon
User :   k, sure
Doctor :   and start with the antibiotics
User :   thanks a lot doctor.
Doctor :   reagrading diet
Doctor :   maintain a good balanced diet with 3 veg and 3 fruit servings
Doctor :   drink about 8-10 glasses of water per day
User :   k
Doctor :   and avoid tea and coffee use, along with caffeinated beveragres, stick to fruit juices
User :   oh..!, k
Doctor :   and also include lots of vegetable and green salads
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   yes.
User :   no, I have not followed what you mentioned above.
Doctor :   please proceed with your next query
User :   I will try to follow.
Doctor :   please proceed with your doubts
User :   I would be very helpful if you suggest specific names of creams and soap and others.
Doctor :   since I am not examioning I cannot prescribe you the creams
Doctor :   they are prescription medications
Doctor :   and it is unethical to prescribe prescription medications without finding out the exact cause
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