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Suggest treatment for acne and scars

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Posted on Thu, 14 May 2015
Question: Hello Doctor, how to remove acne marks naturally? Also I have dark skin in neck and underarms.. can I get rid of this problem naturally?
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Answered by Dr. Geetika Paul (38 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Kindly provide pictures and details

Detailed Answer:
Hi

I understand your concern regarding your skin problem and I hope I am able to help you in the same.
Both acne marks and pigmentation in skin folds are common skin problems which can be dealt with the help of various medicines and other procedures .
I would like to have a look at the exact skin condition in order to guide you further according to the intensity of your problems.
Please click some close up pictures of the affected area and upload them here on this page.
Also please tell what all are you applying over it at present.

I am sure I will be able to help you better once you provide me the pictures along with the above details.

Dr Geetika Paul

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Shanthi.E
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Follow up: Dr. Geetika Paul (3 days later)
Dear Dr. XXXXXXX

Thanks for your reply. As required by you, am attaching few pics for your reference. I use to applying some lime juice, alovera juice once in a while to lighten my neck.
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Answered by Dr. Geetika Paul (36 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Treatment of acne and scars

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

Thanks for the pictures

You seem to be having active acne lesions along with dark post acne marks .
Since you have active lesions as well ,I will surely recommend you to take some oral anti acne agents as well like tablet azithromycin 500 mg once daily for four days . This course can be repeated every two weeks .
In addition ,you can start application of topical clindamycin adapalene cream over the active acne lesions as well as the dark marks of healed acne .
In addition ,use a medicated sunscreen with spf more than 26 regularly before going out in the sun .Apply it atleast thirty minutes before going out and re apply every three hourly .This will prevent any further darkening of the scars .
For the neck and folds pigmentation ,you can apply a skin lightening cream like kojic acid cream over the affected areas twice daily .Avoid rubbing the pigmented areas.You can continue to apply aloe Vera based creams .
Take oral vitamin c supplements once daily.
Eat lots of citrus fruits like oranges .
Take lots of fresh fruits and salads .
Please note that these are all prescription medications.
Hope it helps


Dr Geetika Paul
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Pradeep Vitta
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Follow up: Dr. Geetika Paul (24 minutes later)
Thanks a lot Doc for your guidance. Will definitely try out !!

With Best Regards
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Answered by Dr. Geetika Paul (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Best of health

Detailed Answer:
You are most welcome

Wishing you speedy recovery

Dr Geetika Paul
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Pradeep Vitta
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Brief Answer: Kindly provide pictures and details Detailed Answer: Hi I understand your concern regarding your skin problem and I hope I am able to help you in the same. Both acne marks and pigmentation in skin folds are common skin problems which can be dealt with the help of various medicines and other procedures . I would like to have a look at the exact skin condition in order to guide you further according to the intensity of your problems. Please click some close up pictures of the affected area and upload them here on this page. Also please tell what all are you applying over it at present. I am sure I will be able to help you better once you provide me the pictures along with the above details. Dr Geetika Paul