HomeAnswersDermatologyredness of skinFor the past three and a half years, I have been experiencing persistent redness on my chin and nose. How to manage?

How to manage persistent chin redness and acne at the age of 18?

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Published At November 10, 2023
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

For the past three and a half years, I have been experiencing persistent redness on my chin. I am currently 18 years old and occasionally experience acne breakouts in the same area. Despite the occasional acne, the redness has not subsided. I have also noticed two minor raised areas that resemble pimples but are not very noticeable. Furthermore, I am also dealing with redness and occasional acne in the nose area. To address this, I have been using Cortisone (Hydrocortisone) once a day, although its effectiveness is limited. I am seeking advice on how to address and manage this condition effectively. Kindly help.

Thank you.

Answered by Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I can understand your concern.

Pimples are partly influenced by hormones and can result from having oily skin. I suggest you follow the below-mentioned measures:

  1. Avoid applying hair oil or sticky creams on your face.

  2. Stay away from greasy foods, chocolates, and dairy products.

  3. Protect yourself from dust and use sunscreen with SPF (sun protection factor) above 30.

  4. When using creams, be gentle and avoid rubbing them on your face.

  5. Steer clear of any creams containing steroids.

  6. Be patient with treatment, as results may take around a month.

  7. Facewashes and soaps are not treatment options as they offer limited benefits.

  8. Refrain from touching or squeezing the acne.

For treatment:

  1. Clindamycin gel (brands: Clintop, Faceclin, Clear gel) – This serves both preventive and healing purposes. Apply it all over your face in the morning.

  2. Adapalene gel (brands: Adalene, Differin) – Apply it on the acne at night.

  3. Take one tablet of Doxycycline 100 mg daily.

I hope this information helps you. Feel free to reach out if you have any further questions.

Thank you.

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

Dr. Gaurang Gupta
Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Dermatology

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