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How do I stop getting boils due to periods?

dr. from the age of 14 i.e after my periods started,i started getting boils on my body n mainly on hips n breast ......n im getting it now also....n having some spots of it on my body because of which i dont feel good..........what to do just need ur advice for how to stop getting boils on my body n how to remove its spots........ plz i need ur valuable suggestions........
Asked On : Tue, 10 Apr 2012
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Boils and its spots, whatever you are describing is nothing but teenage acne.
Teen acne generally begins between the ages of ten and thirteen. The most common progression starts on the nose, then spreads to the forehead, chin, and cheeks. In more severe cases, acne may affect the neck, shoulders, chest, back and upper arms.
Most of the acne resolve by 20 yrs, but sometimes it can persists in adulthood.
Hormonal changes are responsible for teen acne.
Treatment includes -
Gentle cleansing with warm water and a mild soap, such as Dove or Cetaphil.
Applying benzoyl peroxide (such as Brevoxyl or Triaz).
Applying salicylic acid (such as Propa pH or Stridex).

If acne becomes severe like cyst formation , treatment includes antibiotic creams, retinoids, drainage of large cysts/pimples.
Stress is also reason for pimples , so stay away from it.
Do not break open those boils, it will lead to scar formation. Scars are difficult to treat.
Take care.

Best regards,
Dr. Neelam.
Answered: Tue, 10 Apr 2012
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