Sudden Breakouts of Painful Pimples?

 I am a 30 yr old female. I have sudden breakouts of pimples once in 3 months. The pimples are painful and they leave scars on my face. Kindly help me.

Doctor Answers 2

Treating painful pimples

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I would advise seeing your dermatologist to review the treatments for your painful acne. There likely is a hormonal element, so blood work and/or pelvic ultrasound may be warranted. Likely you'd require oral therapy with an oral contraceptive, and/or oral antibiotics or isotretinoin, although laser or photodynamic therapy may be fairly helpful along with medicated creams. ~ Dr. Benjamin Barankin, Toronto Dermatology Centre.

Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon

Painful pimples

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Painful recurrent pimples probably require combination treatments that include aggressive topical prescriptions and oral antibiotics +/- oral contraceptives. Non prescription over the counter remedies and options will probably not be sufficient. I would suggest an evaluation by a dermatologist for possible prescription therapy.

Steven Hacker, MD
West Palm Beach Dermatologic Surgeon

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