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Suggest remedy for painful acne along with dry skin on cheeks

Hi,I m a 33yr old woman suffering from acne since early teens. My main issue right now is one in the middle of my cheek. I ve had this for 9 months now. It started out as a small pimple, that went away. Somehow it s turned into a inflamed deep deep crater that won t flatten. It keeps stabbing and if I do peel the dead skin off it still won t flatten. I manage to pull out hard little plugs, and have used tea tree oil/oregano and anti infungal cream on it, but still no luck. It is very difficult to cover and taking over my life, I m embarrassed to show my doc and I ve never had anything like this before. Please help
Fri, 30 Oct 2015
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Hi..
Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC..

I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns..

As per your complain you need not to apply antifungal cream on it as it is not due to fungal infection and you should apply benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin containing gels over the pimple..
Do cold compresses over it to reduce inflammation and pain..
Do not try to peel it off as it will further gets inflamed and there can also be hyperpigmented spots in that area which will further look unpleasent..
Wash your face twice a day with salicylic acid containing Face wash..
Do not tough it again and again as it might get infected..
Keep your face clean and dry and if you wish to lubricate your face aloevera gel is the best ever option..
Take a multivitamin pill daily, avoid oily food and drink plenty of water.

If still it does not resolve consult a Dermatologist [skin specialist] and get evaluated and he can advise you Vitamin A precursor [Retinols] and also oral antibiotics for relief.
Certain in-office techniques like Micro-dermabrasion and glycolic acid peeling can also be helpful..

Hope this information helps..

Thanks and regards..
Dr.Honey Nandwani Arora.

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Suggest remedy for painful acne along with dry skin on cheeks

Hi.. Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC.. I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns.. As per your complain you need not to apply antifungal cream on it as it is not due to fungal infection and you should apply benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin containing gels over the pimple.. Do cold compresses over it to reduce inflammation and pain.. Do not try to peel it off as it will further gets inflamed and there can also be hyperpigmented spots in that area which will further look unpleasent.. Wash your face twice a day with salicylic acid containing Face wash.. Do not tough it again and again as it might get infected.. Keep your face clean and dry and if you wish to lubricate your face aloevera gel is the best ever option.. Take a multivitamin pill daily, avoid oily food and drink plenty of water. If still it does not resolve consult a Dermatologist [skin specialist] and get evaluated and he can advise you Vitamin A precursor [Retinols] and also oral antibiotics for relief. Certain in-office techniques like Micro-dermabrasion and glycolic acid peeling can also be helpful.. Hope this information helps.. Thanks and regards.. Dr.Honey Nandwani Arora.