Dermatology Community
54k Members
1621010 tn?1298962783

Pimple Breakout!

I have had a breakout on both cheeks on my face for a week now. One day I just woke up, and it was there. I haven't used any new, or tried any new foods. A week
ago, I was hospitalized for asthma, a server sinusitis infection on the left-side of my face, and was given steroids, antibiotics, potassium (it was low), and insulin due to the steroids raising my blood sugars. Normally I'm non-insulin dependant. Please give me any idea what this could possibly be.

PS - I have been putting neosporin on it, and rinsing it with a mild soap (Johnson's baby bar)

Thank you in advance.
1 Responses
563773 tn?1374246539
It looks like acne. Salicylic acid is an effective acne medication. It keeps the pores clear from clogs. Another is the benzoyl peroxide that is easily available over the counter and clears the bacteria that cause acne. Your may consult your physician who can prescribe antibiotics, which will also kill bacteria. Retinoids are prescription that aid to unclog pores. 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.

If the symptoms persist then you need to get it examined from a dermatologist.
I hope it helps. Take care and regards.

Top Dermatology Answerers
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Learn to identify and prevent bites from summer’s most common pests.
Doctors argue for legislation to curb this dangerous teen trend in the latest Missouri Medicine report.
10 ways to keep your skin healthy all winter long
How to get rid of lumpy fat on your arms, hips, thighs and bottom
Diet “do’s” and “don’ts” for healthy, radiant skin.
Images of rashes caused by common skin conditions