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Posted on Tue, 27 Oct 2015 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi my name is XXXX. I get painful acne every month. Th acne initially appear like deep pits and the area surrounding the acne is a little inflamed.gradually pus starts filling in the pit. This acne is very painful and leaves behind scars. I have tried home remedies but none of them work. I use SLC facewash and acnesol solution. Please help. The scars take several months to disappear and my face looks really awful with a lot of red marks.
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Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Possible Recalcitrant Moderatly severe Acne Vulgaris

Detailed Answer:
Hello, XXXXXXX

I can understand your concern.

You seem to have recalcitrant acne.

This needs an intensive antibiotic therapy.

I generally recommend oral tablets of doxycycline for 7-10 days. Please check with your physician if he shares my view and if can prescribe them to you.

Additionally topical Clindamycin will help if applied twice daily.

I recently mailed one my friends few tips to overcome acne and cosmetic methods to tide over the scars. If you feel they might help you, provide me your email address, I shall forward it to you.

Post your further queries if any.
Thank you.


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Follow up: Dr. Suresh Heijebu 16 minutes later
Thank you doctor. Kindly mail me the tips. My email id is YYYY@YYYY
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Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu 23 hours later
Brief Answer:
Please check your email

Detailed Answer:
Hello, XXXXXXX

Hope you are doing well.

I apologize for the delayed response owing to my hectic work schedule.

I am here sending you the email.Kindly check your inbox.

Post your further queries if any.
Thank you.
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