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Rough skin texture, dark circles and black heads around the eyes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello I have a skin texture like the picture seen here:
what could this be?                                                                 
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Let me visit the link
Doctor :   Give me a minute
User :   They have been there for as long as I can remember.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   may I know your age and gender?
User :   I am 23 and a male
Doctor :   Okj
Doctor :   Where is this texture present?
User :   under the eyes. It should be smooth skin under the eyes but it has the texture like in the picture.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I also have dark circles under my eyes as well, I am not sure if they are related.
Doctor :   Since when is this problem?
User :   I have had the same bumps for about 5-6 years. new ones can come along the outside ring of them, but usually go away.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Could these be my comedones raised out of my skin?
Doctor :   Have you taken any treatment for the same?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   For this what I suggest you is to
Doctor :   avoid use of cosmetics on that particular area
Doctor :   and wash it well 3 times per day
User :   I have
User :   Washing it more than once a day actually agrivates it because of my sensitive skin
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   But you should use a mild soap
Doctor :   with good moisturiser in it
User :   i do both of those
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Next is use of a cream containing Isoretinoin
User :   does that require a prescription
Doctor :   No, it is an OTC
Doctor :   It comes in brandname
User :   what does that do
Doctor :   It clears those lesions
User :   do you think there is a corelation between my dark circles and the abnormal skin texture?
Doctor :   and helps in new growth
Doctor :   also inhibhits the sebaceous secretions
Doctor :   which can make it worse
Doctor :   use it initially in high dilution
User :   What do you think my skin condition is
Doctor :   and if you develop any side effects like itching, rashes, then you shall need to consult your doctor
Doctor :   It is a comedone like condition in presentation
Doctor :   commonly known as blackheads
Doctor :   and whiteheads
Doctor :   they are 2 variants
User :   Maybe comodone is the wrong word, just a abnormal condition with my pores in that area?
Doctor :   That is called as comedone
Doctor :   if the pores are closed then it is whitehead
Doctor :   if open with sebum secretions it is blackhead
User :   Do you think poor blood circulation could have something to do with it?
Doctor :   No, that is not a reason for it
Doctor :   but exercise and increased circulation do have positive effects
Doctor :   in clearing it faster
User :   One problem I think caused it is that I yawn a lot, and every time I yawn there are tears running in that area under my eyes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   that should be cleaned well
Doctor :   and yawning is not a good sign of health
Doctor :   you are not getting enough relaxation
Doctor :   or it could be a sign of laziness
Doctor :   how is your sleep pattern?
User :   I have a lot of stress
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   You should combat it with
Doctor :   good relaxation techniques
User :   But you dont think I have a skin condition like Syringoma?
Doctor :   You should not worry about those conditions as of now
User :   is available for purchase in the ?
Doctor :   there shall be increasing appearance of bumps in that condition
Doctor :   which is not the one you are describing
Doctor :   You can ask for
Doctor :   that is the active ingredient
Doctor :   that is required
User :   Where can I buy in the without having to go through a prescription?
Doctor :   I am from
Doctor :   You can buy it in the stores
Doctor :   where you get OTCs like Brufen, tylenol, etc
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   what are some of the side effects of ?
Doctor :   Allergic reaction
Doctor :   like itching, redness
User :   Do you think microdermabrasion could remove this texture?
Doctor :   Yes, it can
Doctor :   but initially it is worth trying topical agents
User :   So I can buy a topical cream with isoretinoin and that is your recommendation?
User :   Not a pill?
Doctor :   Right, that shall be helpful for your condition now
Doctor :   Pills are not required
Doctor :   unless you have pain or itching
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