Suggest treatment for pimples on forehead
My name is XXXXXX. I am troubled by a lot of pimples on my forehead. They starts with a tiny red dot and later it starts paining and the color too become yellow. As soon as one disappear the other one takes it place. The pimples are leaving black marks too. Also at times I see black hades too. When I try to remove them they became pimple after few days. Also now a days the problem is not only on the forehead but also got some pimples around my lips. I have attached few images for your reference. Please suggest some ointment cream face wash or anything to get a rid from these pimples. I don't know if I have to make any lifestyle adjustments. please advise.
Hello. Thanks for writing to us at healthcaremagic
I have gone through your query and I have also seen the images.
Your problem is Inflammatory Acne
Treatment of inflammatory acne comprises Oral antibiotics+Topical antibacterials and Topical Retinoids.
Cleansing forms an important part and should be gentle without over drying the skin rather than harsh.
A gentle cleaner like cetaphil cleansing lotion, would be ideal for you. You may use it twice daily.
Oral antibiotics that are commonly used in acne are either Doxycycline Or Lymecycline Or Azithromycin. All of them are equally effective and are indicated in inflammatory acne such as yours.
Topical antibacterials antiacne gels are anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial in action. Options include e.g clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, nadifloxacin. They can be used once or twice daily, during day time.
Topical retinoids e.g Adapalene are first line topical treatment of acne and need to be applied once daily, usually at night. They are available in combination with or without antibacterials, mentioned above.
Retinoids are comedolytic and therefore also prevent new acne formation as well.
These are all prescription medicines (Oral as well as Topical), I would suggest that you visit a dermatologist in your region for the needful.
Finally I would like to mention that acne patients usually have dandruff as well, therefore, using an antidandruff shampoo daily Or every alternate days contributes to the improvement. Nizoral is 2% ketoconazole shampoo. It is an antidandruff and is available OTC.
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