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Suggest remedy for itchy puss filled pimples & white heads

I m 53yo male and I do get white heads and pimples like a teenager. I never had it even when I was 16yo? I m diabetic and its 100% under control.Some are itchy and the rest is s painfull until the yellow puss comes out. What is wrong and what can I put on?
Mon, 18 Aug 2014
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Dermatologist 's  Response

Thanks for your query

Seems like you are developing recurrent folliculitis .

Now firstly I would advise you to keep the area clean and dry as much as possible.
Do not apply any kind of moisturizing creams/lotions or oil over the affected area.
Wear cotton clothes so as to decrease the amount of sweating.
Clean the area with lukewarm water twice a day and apply an antibiotic cream like mupirocin gel over the area twice daily.

If inspite of the above measures, the lesion persists or continues to increase in size, then you might need a course of oral antibiotics along with pain killers.

In that case, I would advise you to visit a dermatologist for proper assessment and treatment.

Hope it helps
Best wishes for a speedy recovery
Dr Geetika Paul
MD (Dermatology)
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