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Acne scars

My daughter is suffering from acne. Her acne is associated with puss and blood. She cannot tolerate and squeezes them out. They get worse during her periods and irresistible itch. Hers is more of a dry skin than oily. The old pimples go away and scars remain. Pimples again develop and new scars are coming on top of them. Her skin has become black spots over white. Please suggest what can be done. She stopped squeezing altogether but still scars are formed. Her skin has black and white heads too.
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Hello. Give her kali brom 30-3times daily. Berberis aquifolium Q-5 drops in half cup water twice daily. And apply aquifolium cream twice daily after washing the face properly. Don't touch the pimples. Maintain hygiene. Avoid oily, spicy foods. Do pranayam regularly.
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Dr. Harsha Bangalore | General Physician
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Hi there...first you must know that acne is associated with hormonal variation. So it is a continuous problem until the ages of 40years. But you can control it with medications and creams. First and foremost also her to stop using any steroid creams like betnovate, panderm plus if she is using it. As these steroid creams will only aggrevate the situation. Since the acne is severe and she is not married, she can started on isotretinoin tablets to provide Long term relief from acne. Also topical creams like clindmycin, adaplene, benzyl peroxide can be started with a salicylic face wash. Please consult a dermatologist so that they can assess the grade of acne and start the appropriate medications and topical creams. For now ask her to wash her face regularly, avoid oily foods and sweets and stop plucking her acne. For scars and pigmentation you can get treated once the acne comes down. Scars can be treated with laser or derma roller and pigmentation with kojic acid creams.
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