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Red itchy dry skin across face and extreme acne after delivery

what caused red blotchy itchy dry skin across face and nose started during pregnancy baby is now 5 months old and i still have it. he also developed and extreme ase of infant acne right after birth are the two related and what can i do for it
Asked On : Thu, 15 Mar 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
You seem to have developed acne after delivery. 
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 moisturizers. 
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 twice a day. 
You might need a systemic agent also to control acne ,so if the above medicines do not help you much, then see a dermatologist for the same.

Hope it helps 

Dr Geetika Paul 
MD ( Dermatology)
Answered: Tue, 19 Nov 2013
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