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Very bad acne breakout

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: November 5, 2021 11:22 PM
Anonymous 9 months

I am 41 years old and suddenly have acne breakout. A very bad one! Acne and pimples are so big keep on coming out. What should i do? Can u recommend Dr for me to consult online? I was given prescription on doxymycin for 5 days. But my condition did not improve.

Dr Sashini Seeni 9 months
General Practitioner


Thank you for choosing us to get an opinion regarding your skin health issues.

Based on your explanations, you are having acne breakout problem. I will do my best to provide you with the informations needed.

For your information, acne can be cause by multifactorial causes such as:

  • Excess oil production on sebaceous glands or excessive consumption of oily food (fried in particular).
  • Clogged hair follicles by oil or dead skin.
  • Poor skin hygiene which cause bacterial infection
  • Hormonal factors: excessive secretion of androgens.

However, acne can also be caused by serious conditions that might need further evaluation by a doctor including:

  • Folliculitis is an inflammation of the hair follicles
  • Dermatitis
  • Infectious diseases such as dengue fever, HIV, and chickenpox.
  • Allergic reactions to some drugs
  • Disease of the hair follicles is urticaria
  • Vasculitis

There are several questions that we need to enquire from you to explore different possibilities and give you the best treatment.

I hope the above statement does help you in a way and if you need further assistance and explanations from us, you can talk to our doctor or our specialist online. Thank you.

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Last Updated: Fri Nov 05 2021 23:22:27 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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