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Suggest treatment for acne on face and arms

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Posted on Wed, 20 Jul 2016
Question: Hi, I'm 40 yr old female with acne on my face and arms, I unconsciously scratch them which leaves marks and keep recrring. I've had topical treatments like ointments and soap which temporarily ease the situation but once I stop, they start erputing again. Kindly prescribe me something that I can buy from online pharmacies cuz I belong from non-metro city.
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (18 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Acne treatment

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I am dr.jakkar(dermatologist). I have gone through your query and i have noted your concern.
You may use Clinamycin 1% gel (Clindac A 1% solution) for day time application over acne.
At night you may apply Deriva CMS gel (Adapalene 0.1% +Clindamycin 1%) over the acne affected area.
Use cetaphil cleansing lotion for face wash, twice daily.
Once your acne is under control switch to Deriva MS (Adapalene 0.1%) for maitenance of improvement.
These medicines are easily available. You can check from your local chemist.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Kakkar (8 hours later)
Thank you. I have purchased the prescription. I want to know what should I use for acne on arms? Also, my skin and hair are very oily in nature, it would be huge favor if you suggested something for the same .
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (5 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Remedy for acne and oily skin

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

Use benzoyl peroxide 5% gel (benzac-AC 5% gel) twice daily for arm acne.
For oily skin you may use either Episoft OC cleanser Or Cetaphil OS cleanser.
Use Sebowash shampoo for oily hair every alternate days.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Acne treatment Detailed Answer: Hello. Thank you for writing to us I am dr.jakkar(dermatologist). I have gone through your query and i have noted your concern. You may use Clinamycin 1% gel (Clindac A 1% solution) for day time application over acne. At night you may apply Deriva CMS gel (Adapalene 0.1% +Clindamycin 1%) over the acne affected area. Use cetaphil cleansing lotion for face wash, twice daily. Once your acne is under control switch to Deriva MS (Adapalene 0.1%) for maitenance of improvement. These medicines are easily available. You can check from your local chemist. Regards