Q. I do not have oily foods but still have pimples. Why?

Answered by
Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 29, 2016 and last reviewed on: Dec 27, 2019

Hi doctor,

I am 21 years old. I am suffering from pimples and their dark spots. What happens is one or two pimples appear and vanish in two to four days leaving dark spots behind. The same thing repeats again and again. Now there is a lot of dark spots in my face. I do not use oil in my hair and also avoid oily foods. Pimples contain something whitish. What should I do? Please suggest.

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetology Dermatology Venereology
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I can understand your concern. You need to take proper medicine for the treatment of pimples so that dark spots will not appear.

  • Use a Salicylic acid face wash twice daily and apply Benzoyl peroxide 2.5 percent gel on the pimples twice daily. Along with this take a course of tablet Azithromycin 500 mg daily for three consecutive days in a week for six weeks.
  • For the dark spots apply Tretinoin cream 0.05 percent on the dark spots at night in minute amounts.
  • Sometimes, dandruff is also associated with pimples. If you have dandruff use Ketoconazole shampoo twice weekly along with tablet Fluconazole 200 mg twice weekly.
  • Besides this keep your face dry, avoid applying oily creams and moisturizers. You can use cosmetics labeled as noncomedogenic, reduce the intake of sugary foods and avoid direct sunlight.

The Probable causes:

Seborrhea or hormonal imbalance.

Probable diagnosis:

Acne vulgaris with post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

Regarding follow up:

Revert back after six weeks to a dermatologist online.---> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist


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