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Q. Do you have any suggestion to stop pimples and heal scars?

Answered by
Dr. Rabia
and medically reviewed by Dr.Nithila A
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 04, 2019

Hello doctor,

I have been experiencing pimple breakouts for about a year now I had no problems prior to, the pimples are on my cheeks and my forehead occasionally around my chin and jaw. They are very large have caused a considerable amount of scaring all over my face. I have tried using cleansers for oily skin and frequently use a face scrub and activated charcoal mask. Do you have any suggestions to stop the pimples from appearing and also heal my scaring?

Dr. Rabia



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Kindly follow this prescription,

1.Tablet Azithromycin 250 mg bd for the first three days then on alternate day for three weeks.

2. Apply Clindamycin lotion over leisons bd.

3. Apply Tretinoin gel plus cold cream at night on the whole face in small quantity.

4. Apply scar care gel bd over scars.

Use good sunblock of SPF 60 evenly and frequently from morning till evening.

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Thank you doctor,

It has been one month since I started using the treatment. My acne has cleared out over the past week. The acne was still present for the first three weeks of treatment clearing up and becoming widely spread again after one night. The Clindamycin lotion and sunscreen seemed to have been of most help, but the scar gel seemed to make me break out more. I still have acne scars, but they are not as prominent anymore.

Dr. Rabia



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The complete course for acne treatment is for three to six months depending upon treatment response. You have to continue oral antibiotics that are oral Azithromycin and rest of treatment as such. If you feel scar gel is responsible for more pimples, you can leave it. But not the rest of the treatment.

1. Continue oral Azithromycin 250 mg bd on alternate days.

2. Topical Clindamycin lotion bd over pimples.

3. Topical Tretinoin gel plus cold cream at night.

4. And sunblock. Drink a lot of clean water.

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