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Hi, I am looking for a consultation about my facial skin condition I have had breakout of acnes for the past few weeks
JA: When did acnes first appear? Have you used any medication for this?
Customer: I had acnes issues since last year, mainly behind my arms with some on my face so I was prescribed with some antibiotics since last September my skin condition improvided however since March I started to have break out on my face and it is getting out of control
JA: Got it. Have you seen a dermatologist about acnes?
Customer: I have not
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Dermatologist should know?
Customer: I have stopped using Lymecycline (the antibotic) 3 weeks ago as i suspected it was the cause
Submitted: 8 days ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 8 days ago.
Hi. Dr Hayat here.  Welcome to JA.
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Hi Dr Hayat
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 8 days ago.

Do you mind sending a picture please

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
sure, what sort of picture do you need?
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 8 days ago.

Where ever the acne is most prominent and active

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
sure, give me 2 secs
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 8 days ago.

Sure

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
File attached (VQPTM4P)
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 8 days ago.

Ok. What treatment have u used ? Other than the above

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
in March and April I tried using Differin 0.1% and some over the counter cream but they didn't really work at all
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
around 2.5 weeks ago, when I stopped taking Lymecycline. I started applying Ketoconazol 2% twice daily
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
it seems to help relieving the symptons such as ichiness and reduce the breakout, but does not stop the acnes completely
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
I have also been applying Alpha Beta Acne Gel by Fixderma Cosmetic Laboratories at night (before bed) for the past 2 weeks
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 8 days ago.

Ok. Need to start Retin A cream...Apply at night only..use for 2 weeks...let me know the response then. If not helping then will start oral treatment

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
is it something I can get over the counter?
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 8 days ago.

Might need a prescription.  It's better to ring the pharmacy and check in the morning

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
ok thank you
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
what do you suspect the cause of my acne breakout?
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 8 days ago.

I think its just a random  age related, hormonal thing

Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 8 days ago.

Anything else I can help  with?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
you don't think it may be fungal acne?
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
I did some research and read that pro-longed use of antibiotics can cause it
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 8 days ago.

I don't think that's the cause

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
ok thank you very much
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 8 days ago.

Anything else I can help with ?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
nothing else, thank you
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 8 days ago.

Best wishes.  Please feel free to contact if you have any further queries or need to follow up. I would be happy to help and guide. Have a nice day.

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
sure. thank you Dr Hayat. You have a nice day too.
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 8 days ago.

Thank you