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How to get rid of sudden and severe acne breakouts?

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Published At May 8, 2023
Reviewed AtSeptember 22, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am having an acne breakout. I have a lot of small pimples all across my forehead, cheeks, and between brows. I had recently used a BHA-salicylic acid 2 % toner and serum along with a face cream. I had also started applying almond oil to my hair from which a small quantity had accidentally dropped on my forehead. I have never had so many pimples on my face. It seems like a reaction to something which I am not able to figure out. I had surgery for epigastric hernia last month. Kindly suggest a treatment.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Thank you for your query.

I suggest you follow a few instructions mentioned below.

  1. You can use Acnesol A Nano Gel 15 gm (Adapalene and Clindamycin). Take a small amount of the gel on your finger and apply it as a thin layer on the affected area that is clean and dry.
  2. Take plenty of oral fluids, around 16 to 18 glasses of water a day.
  3. Avoid salt water for washing your face.
  4. Wash your face with water repeatedly when you return from work if you have been exposed to pollution.
  5. Use mild soaps containing glycerine.
  6. Do not apply makeup until your problem gets resolved.
  7. Give steam vapourization to your face as it will remove dirt and help in relaxing muscles and relieving a tired face.
  8. You can take the tablet Augmentin 625 mg for five days in the morning and night.

Kindly consult a specialist, talk to them, and take medications with their consent.

I hope this has helped you.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Varunbabu Aucha
Dr. Varunbabu Aucha

Family Physician

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