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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
User :   hello doctor
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
User :   doctor i had severe acne
User :   i showed to a dermat and i was prescribed the following medicine
User :   Tretiva (10 Mg ) once daily, Akem DT once daily and clindac gel for local application on my face
User :   i was prescribed this in the month of Nov and the course lasted for 3 months
Doctor :   have these medications helped to reduce the acne?
User :   the course got over in Feb 2010
Doctor :   ok
User :   and from Feb 2010 up till last few days
User :   i was perfectly okay
User :   the acne had subsided and i had a almost clear face
Doctor :   ok
User :   but since last two days these eruption have started happeing again
User :   they are small eruption. but around 5 - 6 at the same time
Doctor :   ok
User :   what should i do
User :   these eruptions are exactly similar to the previous ones
User :   i am not on medication now
Doctor :   the acne prevention takes a good hygiene and care regimen and diet changes
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User :   ok
User :   but wat about the medicines
User :   do i start them again or not
User :   or do i have to change my medication
Doctor :   the medications that were prescribed you should continue them
Doctor :   and follow these following tips
User :   so i should start with the medicines again ??
User :   if yes, then for how long
Doctor :   1) decreasing oil production by using non soap based face wash atleast 2-3 times a day
Doctor :   especially after coming back from outside and after any work out
User :   ok
User :   and wat abt the medicines ??
Doctor :   2) increasing skin cell turnover by using a mild gentle scrub to gently take away dead skin
Doctor :   3) fighting bacterial infection by being on oral and topical medications as prescribed by your dermatologist
Doctor :   4) reversing the inflammation by using proper regime to clean face
Doctor :   and observing and taking well balanced diet that includes lot of salads
Doctor :   have you followed what i have said?
User :   yes i have
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   no thanks
Doctor :   please fill th feedback form.
User :   ok
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