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zits, blackheads, acne all over my cheeks

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I went camping for three weeks with a smooth acne free oily skin face came back with zits all over my cheeks, I got neutrogena oil free acne wash but it made my zits worst, every since been struggling with zits, blackheads, acne all over my cheeks for the past three months now used a whole lot of medication but no cure yet...... I decided to press and squeeze out the black heads with my nails it now worse please what can I do I need my smooth face back I am now so embarassed to go out and always feel ugly about myself . I need remedies and premanent prevention

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replied December 11th, 2014
Acne and Skin Disorders Answer A50429

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.

Acne formation is due to a blockage of oil underneath the skin and builds up with bacteria causing inflammation and develops into a pimple. Several factors are usually considered to cause acne such as diet, stress, genetic, dirt hormonal imbalances, cosmetics, work-related and drugs.

You can prevent and treat acne by changing your lifestyle like eating proper diet, getting a good amount of sleep and drink at least eight glasses of water daily. You can also treat acne by cleaning your face regularly, using skincare products, apply antibacterial topical medications. With the help of the doctor, the treatment of oral antibiotics, contraceptive pills, retinoids, cortisone injections, chemical peels and laser treatment can be your choices.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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