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Hi I am Dr KAsparis, Consultant Dermatologist, please call me Christos. I can help with your skin problem , can you give me some description of it please?
Thank you do they itch at all or produce any pus or discharge? If you could upload some photos it would be extremely useful
Thank you , are you able to upload some images?
From the photo you have uploaded I can see features of acne on your forehead. Can I ask how old you are and whether you have had any treatment to this before I give you some advice on treatment?
OK from what I can see you have mild to moderate acne on the forehead with both inflammatory spots (red) and comedones (whiteheads). As you have not had any treatment my recommended treatment would be:
1. An oral antibiotic called Lymecycline 408 mg to take once daily for 3 months (as long as you have no known allergies to tetracyclines)
2. A cream called differin 0.1% to use at night for the same duration of time
3. avoid products such as moisturizing creams which are comedogenic (cause acne) or oily-check if you are using any
It should be straightforward to treat this problem but you will a prescription from your GP.
I hope this helps!
Let me know if you have any more questions.
Please rate the answer at the end as this is the only way to get credit for my time.
Yes you could start an over-the-counter treatment called acnecide 5%. This contains benzoyl peroxide which works in mild acne, be careful as it can stain clothes however. You can use it at night. A lot of GP surgeries offer video or telephone consultations due to the pandemic and they can issue prescriptions-ask you local GP, this would be preferable
Once again let me know if you have any more questions. If you are satisfied with the response please leave your rating at the end. Christos