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Hard surface underneath cheek skin, pimples. How to prevent them?

Hi, I feel I have a hard surface underneath the skin of my cheek ( I get pimples often, I am currently 18 yrs old) , if I squeeze it, dark blood leaks out, what may this be from? and how do I stop them growing? How do I prevent them.
I wash my face 2 times a day and I apply moisturizer on my face, yet I still get pimples.
Asked On : Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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You seem to have developed cystic acne...
Before coming to the exact treatment, i would like you to follow certain precautions:
1. Avoid using any oily creams or lotions over face as much as possible. you can however use oil free moisturisers
2. Wash your face frequently inorder to keep it dry
3. Drink plenty of water
4. Try to avoid eating dry fruits
5.Avoid touching or squeezing of pimples
6. Avoid Hair oil
7. Always use a sunscreen (SPF> 26) when going out in the sun

Now as far as your condition is concerned, i would advise you might need to apply some antiacne medications like Clindamycin gel over the affected area in the morning along with benzoyl peroxide 2.5% gel at night,,,
You might need a systemic agent also to control acne ,so if the above medicines dont help you much, then see a dermatologist for the same..
For acne cysts also , there are various treatment options available like intralesional steroids, cryotherapy etc which your dermatologist can decide upon

Hope it helps

Dr Geetika Paul

Answered: Sun, 14 Apr 2013
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