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How can I deal with my skin problems?

Q: I am 21 years old and have many problems regarding my skin. I had herpes zoster a year back. The marks are still visible on my stomach. How can they be cured? Will the infection recur? Will it pose any problems in marital and reproduction life? I have a mark on my stomach (between stomach and breast area), which looks like an impression, which we get after we wear a tight dress. But I don't wear any tight dresses. I think it is there since my childhood. What can I do to cure that mark? The skin on my hands and feet peels off and becomes red during summer. What should I do about the same? I have facial hair, so I go for threading, but it leads to pimple breakout. How can I remove facial hair? I cannot go for laser because its too expensive.

A:We shall take up your problems one at a time. 1. The marks of herpes zoster tend to go away or lighten with time. 2. This question surely shows that you have a high tendency to scarring. Please meet a cosmetologist who uses lasers for scar removal. He/She will solve your problem and it is not very expensive. 3. Peeling and reddening of the palms and soles are quite common in summer months. A mild moisturiser containing 1-2% Urea will help. 4. Unwanted facial hairs go away with continuous usage of Oflornithine Cream. It takes time to work, but is very safe and cost effective.


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