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Suggest treatment for pimples on face

Hi I m a 27 yr old woman .... i never had pimples before bt now I have pimples now n then.last yr I stayed to a vry hot place fr some time ., that time my face had great pimple eruptions n even my back n ant chest too had pimples which I think was because of high sebum secretion in that place because I was having itchiness in my ear .after I came back to my original place its getting better bt it never stop erupting ,around 5 to 10 will keep on erupting in a month which alway leaves scar n pimple marks on my face ever ... now i m thinking of taking azithromycin 3 consecutive days per week for 2 months bt i m confused ....please help
Mon, 4 May 2015
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Dentist 's  Response
Hi Dear,

Welcome to HCM.

Understanding your concern.
Well pimples are the result of excessive production of sebum from sebaceous gland as you also mention in your query .There are many factors responsible for pimples like hormonal changes ,too much oily creams ,some medications and environmental factors .

I would suggest you to use benzoyl peroxide lotion twice a day afetr wash your face with mild soap ,apply ice for 5 minutes on affected area thrice a day .take steam before going to bed .You can also take oral antibiotics along with it like tetracycline but if you are pregnant or nursing mother then you should take erythromycine .

If pimples persists or doesn't improve in one month ,consult dermatologist.

Hope your concern has been resolved.
get well soon.

Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari

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