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Posted on Fri, 25 Apr 2014
Question: Sudden adult acne, best treatment... Meds daily, amitriptyline 50mg
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Answered by Dr. Divya Kuttikrishnan (3 hours later)
Brief Answer: .... Detailed Answer: Hi there... Thanks for writing in... I would advise you to use a good face wash like neutrogena twice a day. Drink 8-10 glasses of water a day. Don't touch your face regularly or pick/pop the pimples. As germs from your hands might land on your face and cause further problems. Avoid oily , fatty foods, eggs and chocolate. Do consult a dermatologist who will examine you, do the relevant investigations and if necessary prescribe you retinoids . If acne is infected , you might need antibiotic cream like erythromycin or clindamycin. Hope this helps. Regards, Dr. Divya Kuttikrishnan....
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Brief Answer: .... Detailed Answer: Hi there... Thanks for writing in... I would advise you to use a good face wash like neutrogena twice a day. Drink 8-10 glasses of water a day. Don't touch your face regularly or pick/pop the pimples. As germs from your hands might land on your face and cause further problems. Avoid oily , fatty foods, eggs and chocolate. Do consult a dermatologist who will examine you, do the relevant investigations and if necessary prescribe you retinoids . If acne is infected , you might need antibiotic cream like erythromycin or clindamycin. Hope this helps. Regards, Dr. Divya Kuttikrishnan....