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Suffering from flu. Have pimples on face. Any infection?

I have been sick with flu these days. I had been sweating and one day i forgot to wash my face. When I woke up i saw that my pimples on my forehead and my nose were worse. I noticed that there was less oil in my face. I am surprised because recently my face has a little oil and my face is very oily. Before this i had some tiny skin colored pimples . Now when i touch my forehead , some of them are not anymore. But my whiteheads have gone worse and red. They are infected. Will my face gets back as it was? Is sweating good for pores? How long it will take to my face get calm? Help! P.s I am 14.
Asked On : Sat, 13 Apr 2013
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Welcome to Healthcare Magic Forum
you are suffering from a very common teenage problem namely acne vulgaris....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 .
You might need to apply some antiacne medications like Clindamycin gel over the affected area.

But if inspite of the above measures, you continue to develop the lesions, then you might need a course of oral antibiotics.

So i would recommend that you visit a dermatologist in that case for proper examination and treatment .

Hope it helps
Wishing you speedy recovery
Answered: Sun, 16 Jun 2013
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