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Pimples and Acne: Causes and Treatment

Published on, 15 December, 2023. Answered by Dr. Navyashree S and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,

 

Why am I experiencing persistent acne-like pimples for three years with no improvement from over-the-counter treatments? Should I consult a dermatologist?

 

Answered by Dr. Navyashree S

Hello,

Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.

 

Causes of Pimples:

 

Excess Sebum Production: Overproduction of sebum, the skin's natural oil, can clog pores and contribute to pimple formation.

 

Treatments:

 

1. Establish a Consistent Skincare Routine: Use a mild cleanser twice daily to keep your skin clean.

 

2. Avoid Touching: Refrain from touching your face and avoid picking or squeezing pimples, as it can lead to scarring and worsen the condition.

 

3. Dietary Considerations: Evaluate your diet and consider reducing intake of foods that may trigger acne for some individuals, such as dairy or sugary foods.

 

4. Stay Hydrated: Ensure you stay well-hydrated by drinking an adequate amount of water daily.

 

5.Over-the-Counter Products: Try over-the-counter acne products containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. Start with lower concentrations to minimize irritation.

 

6. Prescription Medications: Follow your dermatologist's recommendations for prescription medications, which may include topical treatments, oral antibiotics, or other medications.

 

Thanks

 


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