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18 Jul 2005

Problems with pimples
My son, now 16, has enormous problems with pimples and has tried almost everything. His whole face is covered and nothing seems to help. He has been to doctors, tried various pills and oitments but all in vain. I am very concerned that it will have a bad effect if not stopped urgently. Your urgent advise would be very much appreciated.

Thanks a lot
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01 Jan 0001

Hi,

I cannot advise you from a medical point of view and suggest you contact our CyberDoc hete at Health24 and also make further contact with the dermatologist you have been seeing or even go and get a second opinion.

From psychological point of view I am sure this is very distressing for your son, and may well be affecting his self-confidence, or even making him present with signs of depression. If you are worried about these things and your son is willing to go I think you should consider whether he will benefit from going to therapy, as this can help from a mood and self-confidence perspective.

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