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Treatment for pimples and acne - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello, I have a dermatology question.
Doctor :   Please go ahead
User :   I have 3 pinkish rings 1 on my face 2 on my back
Doctor :   When did they appear?
User :   the ones on my back 6 months the one on my face is twice as large and appeared 1 month ago
Doctor :   How large are they?
Doctor :   I mean the size of it
User :   the one my face is as if I put a soda cap against my skin and it left a ring.
User :   it also has a rash around it that comes and goes
User :   the ones on my back are half the size
Doctor :   How long do they stay and reappear?
Doctor :   Do you have a photograph which you can send them to me at
User :   the one on my face has stayed for the month the ones on my back i think come and go over months
User :   yes
Doctor :   Can you please send it?
Doctor :   I shall take your history here first before we end the chat time
Doctor :   Do you have itching?
Doctor :   What is your age, gender and occupation?
User :   no itching 29 female student
User :   where do i send the photos?
Doctor :

Doctor :   Do you have any other problem with the ring except cosmetically disfiguring?

User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
User :   trying to upload the photos
Doctor :   Fine
Doctor :   Do you have any other skin condition or medical condition?
User :   high blood pressure
Doctor :   Are you taking any medicine for it?
User :   moderate acne
Doctor :   Have you got the rings examined by a doctor?
User :   yes verapamil, no not yet
Doctor :   Any medicine for acne?
Doctor :   Important question, Is the ring raised above the level of skin?
User :   i use common over the counter stuff ...the rings are not raised
Doctor :   Do you have allergies for food or cosmetics?
Doctor :   Did the upload of photographs complete?
Doctor :   Are you with me?
User :   yes sorry I just sent
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   No problem
User :   my mother said there is another on my back she spotted
Doctor :   I shall receive it and view it
User :   i dont know of any allergies
Doctor :   Your description of the problem explains in benignity
User :   I am also taking a muscle relaxer
Doctor :   The reason or cause of the ring is yet to be known
Doctor :   What is the muscle relaxer?
User :   did you get the photos?
User :   robaxin
Doctor :   As few OTC prep cause such side effects, do you think it has caused you too?
User :   prep?
Doctor :   I got your photograph
Doctor :   preparations I mean
Doctor :   I hardly could notice the ring
Doctor :   However I could see some acne lesions
Doctor :   in a circular fashion
User :   i didnt use the acne meds til after the rings ...I thought it was acne but the ones on my back?
Doctor :   Even back is prone for acne?
Doctor :   Sorry back is prone for acne is a statement not a question
Doctor :   So in my opinion the ring that you say is also acne like
User :   no i dont get any on my back
User :   acne
User :   and i never got acne before in my life this is new
Doctor :   Acne can occur any age and any place on the body
Doctor :   and the most common are
Doctor :   face and abck
Doctor :   back
Doctor :   I think you should not be worried
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