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hi! I am 22 years old, suffering from severe acne past 1 year.I made a number of visits to the dermatologist and used antibiotics prescribed to me.the results were temporary. the severity of pimples reduced by the usage of 'Epiduo gel'. But that gel dried my face a lot and now I am using 'Erytop lotion'. The pimples are also leaving dark spots after they get subsided. What more I should do to prevent these pimples coming back? - Asked by a g on 06-Jul-2014 23:48:01

Answer Count: 2    Disorder Type: Skin and subcutaneous disorders

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    Answered by Dr. Dasari Navya Teja on 07-Jul-2014 15:02:03


    Acne is a very common and distressing complaint among adolescents, in general with advancing age the complaint will come down. Daily wash your face atleast twice with a mild soap. You can wash face regularly with water(not soap) to prevent it from getting oliy, which increase the chance of getting acne more. Avoid using excessive oil based cosmetics. Avoid high glycemic index and high fatty food as a preventive measure. If there are wide based infected pimples termed as Comedones you have to use local Retinoid creams. To be applied on clean dry face, usually preferred at bedtime as you have to avoid excess light or sun exposure after applying this cream topically. If your condition is severe take Tab. Doxycycline at a dose of 50mg once a day for 6wks initially. If donot have comedones or severity of didease is mild Benzoyl peroxide cream for local application with preventive care alone suffices. Topical Retinoid creams may cause skin peeling, reddeness and local irritation. If you develop any such complaints use on alternate days.

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  • Answered by Dr. on 07-Jul-2014 15:25:47


    Oral vitamin A is useful in severe acne. However, in some countries this may not be easy since it is known to cause birth defects. Check with your doctor precautions needed while using vitamin A. This is as a precaution to avoid unnecessary complications.

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