The doctor is in

I am 24 years old and suffer from serious acne problem. I have tried all home remedies,allopathic and homoepathic medicines,but nothing is of any help.

Published: February 7, 2009 1:08:42 am

I am 24 years old and suffer from serious acne problem. I have tried all home remedies,allopathic and homoepathic medicines,but nothing is of any help. Is it related to diet? I am getting married in six months and need to control my acne. Please advise. — Suman

Dr Rohit Bhargava,Dermatologist,Max Healthcare,replies: Since you require a time-bound solution,I suggest you consult a doctor for medication. Domestic tips may not be helpful always. Still,to start with,I would suggest that you stop using hair oil and wash your face twice a day. You must shampoo as frequently as possible. Acne is a genetic condition,which is why some people suffer from severe acne while others do not have it at all. There is a hormonal spurt,which leads to acne and a majority teenagers experience it but acnes should subside by early twenties.

I am 21 and have recently undergone an abortion. I have gained a lot of weight since,though my routine is the same and I have not been overeating. Why am I gaining weight and how can I control it? — Reena Kaul

Dr Sunita Mittal,Head of Gynaecology Department,AIIMS,replies: There is no reason why anyone should put on weight after undergoing an abortion. If the weight gain is abnormal,you must consult a doctor. The gain may just be incidental and have no relation with the abortion.

It could be due to a thyroid dysfunction,which can occur at any age.

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