I am having acne on my cheeks for the past one month. I have red and pus filled acne. Redness is more in the cheeks area. I used Clindamycin gel and the pimple size reduced. But, pimples did not go away and also spreading nearby. I have used Benzoyl peroxide too, but no improvement. I am using Salicylic acid face wash twice daily. My face is oily. Kindly suggest me some way for removing acne without leaving redness. I have attached pictures for your reference. Thank you.
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Moderate acne vulgaris.Treatment plan:
1. Continue to use Clindamycin gel in the daytime.
2. Continue Salicylic acid face wash twice daily.
3. Apply Adapalene and Benzoyl peroxide gel (Minoz-BPO gel) at night-time only. Initially, you may experience a little bit of tingling due to this cream. If so, then apply this cream on alternate nights.
5. During the day, use a non-comedogenic gel based sunscreen for every three to four hours.
6. In addition, you will require oral antibiotics. Start with one tablet Doxycycline 100 mg daily for three weeks. After three weeks we will review your improvement and decide on the further treatment.
1. Avoid hair oil application.
2. Drink plenty of water.
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As you said, I am applying Epiduo gel at night and sunscreen at daytime. Pus is there and it can be seen. My question is do I have to pop pimples to remove the pus? If I leave those pimples for few days, then the pus spreads the pimple nearby. Kindly give me a solution for this. My pimples are red and once also leave red marks. Can we remove pimples without leaving red mark? Is Retino-A helpful for red marks? How to control face oiliness? Please guide. I have attached the photos for your reference.
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