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Suggest treatment for pimples on face with severe irritation

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Posted on Tue, 15 Dec 2015
Question: Hi I m suffering from face irritation and small small pimples all over the face only during cold weather..its uncontrollable please help
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
It could be due to accumulation of the dried up secretions.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.
It seems that you have an oily skin. The skin of our face has both sweat and sebaceous glands. While the former secretes sweat, the latter secretes the oily secretions that lubricates our skin. But during the cold and dry weather, the secretions dry up faster thereby leaving the oily residues to irritate the skin. The solution may thus lie in proper cleansing of the skin. Frequent washing of your face with plain water should help in resolving your problem. You may also use astringent, toner and cleanser (in proper sequence - a simple google search will be helpful).
Let me know if I could help further.
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Follow up: Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (10 hours later)
Thanks doctor but mine is dry skin...m getting lot of itching over face...I don't know the reason...every year I suffer from same problem....please help me out..my lips get dried too
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You still need to follow the same steps.

Detailed Answer:
Even in case of dry skin, the same problem can prevail.
The opening of sebaceous glands is getting blocked by dirt and leading to the small pimples.
Frequently wash your face with plain water in addition to use of astringent, toner, cleanser and moisturizer. Using a good gel based moisturizer like aloe vera lotion, especially during cold weather should be helpful.
The itchiness is due to the dryness of the skin but may have an allergic component so for that you may need to take CETIRIZINE Tablet Once Daily for about a Week and look for the changes, in order to reduce the itchiness. No other medicines are necessary.

Drink plenty of water, avoid fizzy drinks . Eat less of spicy food.
I hope that with these interventions the problem will be resolved.
Regards
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Suggest treatment for pimples on face with severe irritation

Brief Answer: It could be due to accumulation of the dried up secretions. Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. It seems that you have an oily skin. The skin of our face has both sweat and sebaceous glands. While the former secretes sweat, the latter secretes the oily secretions that lubricates our skin. But during the cold and dry weather, the secretions dry up faster thereby leaving the oily residues to irritate the skin. The solution may thus lie in proper cleansing of the skin. Frequent washing of your face with plain water should help in resolving your problem. You may also use astringent, toner and cleanser (in proper sequence - a simple google search will be helpful). Let me know if I could help further. Regards