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Suggest remedies for acne vulgaris on the nose

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Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

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Practicing since :2007

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Posted on Mon, 19 Sep 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hello Doctor

My brother has got this on his nose..

Age : 16yrs Male..

Please advise further course of action..

He is already using Blood Purifier XXXXXXX Zandu Make.

Regards
XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 33 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Management of mild acne vulgaris

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at healthcaremagic

I have reviewed the attached photographs and your brother is having mild grade of acne vulgaris.
It is a common disease seen in youngsters due to increased sebum production and hormonal disturbances.

If I was his treating doctor I would recommend him to use a salicylic acid facewash twice daily on nose and apply gel containing combination of benzoyl peroxide and adapelene on these bumps at night.

To start with I recommend my patients to apply the gel for one hour only and wash the face with plain water after 1 hour and gradually after every 3-4 days increase the time of application by 1 hour to 2 hours, 3 hours, 4 hours and then overnight.

Besides this ask him to keep his face dry, avoid oiling of scalp, avoid applying oily creams and avoid sugary foods.

Regards
Dr Asmeet
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