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Suggest treatment to remove infected pimple on face - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Oct-2014
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User: XXXXXXX here
Doctor:Please proceed with your query.
User:I recently developed a pimple on my face just a week back
User:It is a big one filled with puss
User:Please advise how to clear this without leaving a scar on the affected area
Doctor:Approx. what would be the size of the pimple?
User:Double the size of normal pimple
User:It is filled with puss
Doctor:Is there any pus point?
User:Yes the pimple is red. At the bottom there is white puss
Doctor:The best treatment here would be to drain the pus.
Doctor:For this you need to see a local GP or a dermatologist.
Doctor:Do not squeeze the pimple.
Doctor:As that would lead to scar formation.
Doctor:The physician would drain it using antiseptic preparations.
Doctor:which would avoid scar formation.
User:Is there any cream which can be used on it
Doctor:Yes, you can use topical antibiotic creams like Soframycin.
Doctor:you can apply over it twice a day after washing your face.
User:So by only using this cream can i eliminate the pimple without leaving scar on my face
Doctor:It depends as this medication would prevent further infection and you can wait for the pus to drain on its own.
Doctor:If no improvements observed within a week you need to see a dermatologist.
User:Ok while washing my face should i neglect washing the affected area with the soap
Doctor:No, you can wash the area with soap.
Doctor:soap too acts like a antiseptic.
User:As suggested by you if i use Soframycin cream on my pimple. Will there be any side effects
Doctor:Usually no side effects are found while using topical antibiotics but some times irritation of the skin, blackening of the skin is observed in few people.
Doctor:If you have any such symptoms you need to stop the cream immediately.
User:And also just a week back i developed a hole like mark in my face
User:Till last week there was no such mark. But suddenly last week when i just looked at the mirror a hole like mark was there in my face.
User:I cant understand why it has happened
Doctor:Can you upload a photo of the mark. It will help me in understanding your condition better.
User:Sure just hold on will do it now
User:Think so some technical problem in the site
User:But the mark is like a pore
User:How to clear that
User:very much disappointed with it
Doctor:Is there any redness around the pore?
Doctor:Is there any elevation of the pore compared to the surrounding skin?
User:Its just small in size
User:Its like a cut on the skin
User:where the top layer is missing
Doctor:Did you have any injury in the past?
User:No havent had any injury
Doctor:From the description of yours I feel that it could be a black head or a normal pore on the face.
User:As i said these many days there were no sign. Suddenly a week back i notice a hole like mark in that spot
Doctor:Might be a black head.
Doctor:Not sure.
Doctor:You can post a query in a ask a doctor from your dashboard with a photo.
Doctor:We go through the photo and will guide you accordingly.
User:So mine is an oily skin
User:So which is the best face wash to control both oil and pimples
Doctor:Take steam regularly as it will clear your oil from the skin and also will clear the pores.
Doctor:Apply calamine lotion twice a day after face wash.
Doctor:It will clear the oily skin and also will prevent future pimple formation.
Doctor:You can go for any face wash like himalaya neem or neutrogena which ever suits your skin.
User:But dont you think it will have side effects
Doctor:You mean the side effects from the face wash.
Doctor:I feel they are mild and usually no side effects are seen. In my personal experience never seen any side effects.
User:What about Calamine Lotion. Is it safe to use or it has side effects associated with it.
Doctor:calamine lotion is a medicinal preparation and is seen good in preventing further pimples.
Doctor:No side effects are usually seen.
User:K last thing
User:Who is the best dermatologist to consult in XXXXXXX
Doctor:May I know your location?
User:Its K i can travel all around XXXXXXX
User:But i need a good dermatalogist who can rightly medicate to my skin problems
Doctor:Dr XXXXXXX in XXXXXXX speciality center in kormangala is considered to be the best and has very high regards from her fellow dermatologists.
Doctor:You can consult her. she will definitely solve all your skin problems.
Doctor:Do you have any more queries for me to help you with?
User:thanks thats it
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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