so worried about my pimples, i lack confidence beacause of these..i have a clear and nice skin before and this pimples makes me ashame when i'm with my siblings because they really have a very good skin..i just would like to ask for anybody who vists this site an advice and remedies for my pimples..i'd like to consult a gynecologist but i hesitate because my family might think anything wrong about consulting a gynecologist that's why i can't take easily a pill, specifically althea pill..please share me some advices for my pimples..
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replied July 5th, 2010
Welcome to ehealthforum.
Taking Althea pill does help acne if it is due to hormonal imbalance. Get them examined by a Dermatologist, if pus is associated or if they are really bad, you would need treatment with antibiotics.
Follow the regular tips for the pimple care, they will be better. These include:
1) Wash face with ‘non soap based’ cleanser 2-3 times a day.
2) Use products labelled ‘non-acnegenic’ or ‘non-comedogenic’.
3) Do not let oil or grime stay on face for long time.
4) Include a lot of fruits and vegetables in form of salads and juices. Use olive oil to toss the salads, it helps.
5) Apply a homemade face pack of dried orange peel powder, curd, gram powder, and lemon juice. Let the pack dry and then slowly scrub face with it while washing with lukewarm water. Do this twice a week.
6) Change bed sheet and pillow covers every day.
7) Avoid vigorous scrubbing. Do gentle scrubbing with a mild scrub.
Cool Drink plenty of water about 10-12 glasses per day, it will help to make skin glow.
Follow this regime, and you will see your pimples improving.
Visit your gynecologist and request for blood and hormonal tests to make sure that there are no serious abnormalities.
Take care.
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replied July 5th, 2010
Hi, You should get help now when you can or you'll have to deal with scars later. Don't stress about it though,that will make it worse, skin heals well especially if you are young. And try to talk to your family, be assertive, it's your skin and health so tell them what you need to do. I hope they believe you and support you, I do Smile You can easily find acne remedies by doing more online research. There are many natural remedies, the best I've tried are therapeutic grade essential oils. Lavender, tea tree oil, lemon are some good ones but there are hundreds more, be sure to dilute and/or test on small amount of skin first. You should definitely try eating more fish and greens and even juice veggies. If you don't have a juicer you can make a berry green smoothie in blender and add a handful of spinach with frozen berries and a bit of almond milk (trust me, you will mostly taste the sweet berries while still getting benefits of the spinach, the berries have vitamin c which helps heal pimples and the spinach has a lot of vitamins, A, B, C, E, K). Eat this along with two salads a day, wild caught fish, whole wheat grains, almonds and walnuts, water, tea and in a few weeks skin should look better than it does now. Also check to see if you have any allergies. Sometimes dairy, especially skim milk and sometimes grains or eggs or excess sugar causes pimples. And if you do have allergies to a certain food group make sure you find foods with similar nutrition value to take it's place. Good luck.
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replied August 11th, 2010
Acne is a medical problem, but you don't always need to see a doctor. First try some gentle products from a local convenience store. If those don't seem to be halping at all, try home remedies (sometimes those work better than store or prescription products). If you find it is legitimately depressing you, then see a doctor for further advice.

Good luck,
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