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Q. I have non-healing pimples. What can they be?

Answered by
Dr. Shaunak Patel
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 05, 2016 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hi doctor,

I am a 23 year old male. What seemed as a common pimple to me some months ago is causing me a great problem now. I had a few pimples on my face around 4-5 months back. I remember trying to put pressure on them and I messed it up. I had pimples all over my face. Then, I consulted a doctor and he suggested a cream (Epiduo gel, Benzoyl peroxide). It helped initially, but the pimples never really healed completely. And in the recent few weeks they have become more pervasive. I use to clean my face regularly but every day or two, a new pimple pops out. I have attached a picture for your reference. I would like to mention that I have dandruff in my hair. Kindly suggest a treatment.

Dr. Shaunak Patel

Cosmetology Dermatology Venereology
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I had a look at your photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

  • You are currently having acne grade 3. In my opinion the best treatment for your acne would be a mild cleanser like Epiduo-OTC (combination of Adapalene and Benzoyl peroxide) face wash.
  • Use it once in the morning while taking a bath and once at night, bedtime.
  • Make sure to remove any makeup and keep your face free of any sweat or oil before you apply the Epiduo gel. Apply the gel only over the pimples with a light hand. Do not press, rub or prick your pimples.
  • In my opinion you need to take antibiotic Capsule Minoz (Minocycline) 100 mg once before lunch every day for 14 days.
  • With this treatment your pimples should reduce and please follow up after 12 days. Depending on your acne condition after 12 days, I will change your medication. We will make sure that your pimples will not bother you in near future.

Treatment plan:

1. Drink lot of water.
2. Constipation can give rise to acne.

Preventive measures:

1. Avoid having coffee.
2. Stop smoking.
3. Avoid harsh soaps for washing your face.

Regarding follow up:

Revert back after 12 days with the photographs taken from front, left and right side for clear understanding to a dermatologist online.--->https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist


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Hello doctor,

I have never smoked till date. I do drink coffee and green tea every day. Off late I drink a lot of coffee.  And I rarely suffer from constipation. I have attached the pictures. Thank you.

Dr. Shaunak Patel

Cosmetology Dermatology Venereology
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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • Good that you have sent me the photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity).
  • After completing the course of tablet Minoz, send me the same kind of photographs after 12 days.
  • I shall change the medicines and advice you based on your progress. Pretty soon, your skin will look good.

Revert back with the photographs after 12 days to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist


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