acne on forehead of an 11 yr old

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acne on forehead of an 11 yr old

Postby CharleneX » Thu May 15, 2014 9:34 pm

Hi parents

Any of your children facing the same problem as my child? Recently, my ds suffered breakouts on his forehead, more near the hairline. He also perspire alot . Contemplating if I should bring him to a dermatologist but afraid they might prescribe oral medication which might be too strong for someone his age.

What facial wash should children at this age with breakouts be using ? Any advise?

Thanks.

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Re: acne on forehead of an 11 yr old

Postby slmkhoo » Fri May 16, 2014 7:29 am

Just keep the face clean. I gave my kids Johnson's "clean and clear" face wash when they were around that age and they have been using it since. Ask him to try to keep his hair off his forehead, not to touch his face with his hands when outside, and not to wipe his face with hands/shirt etc (if he likes to do this). He should try to drink plenty of plain water and eat lots of veg and fruit.

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Re: acne on forehead of an 11 yr old

Postby ammonite » Fri May 16, 2014 7:57 am

Agree with simkhoo on cleanliness and diet. My son is using Curel face wash after school and it works well for him. His persistent spot on the chin has disappeared. He also stopped putting his chin on his school desk.

Do not use a harsh product, it will make things worse.

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Re: acne on forehead of an 11 yr old

Postby ScaredyMum » Fri May 16, 2014 8:46 am

Hi CharleneX, are the spots/acne on his forehead big/red kind or the small skin coloured type?

DS1 also broke out with alot of small skin coloured spots & blackheads on his forehead and an occassional big red bump/acne around the nose/forehead. We tried several products (from bodyshop, blackheads removing gel etc) but it didn't help. Problem is he is not very conscientious in keeping up with the cleaning routine. He is like your DS, perpires alot, hair keep falling/sticking to his forehead, uses his hand to wipe the forehead etc.

Recently, I bought the ClearFace oil control essence from Faceshop for him to try. It cleared most of his tiny spots and helped prevent red big acne, but it's still not perfect yet. Now I made him use the Avene Micellar Cleansing Lotion follow by either Cetaphil cleanser or Bodyshop Tea Tree Cleanser.

Anyone knows what other ways to totally clear the skin of the stubborn small skin coloured spots on the forehead?

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Re: acne on forehead of an 11 yr old

Postby CharleneX » Tue May 20, 2014 10:31 am

Hi

His are those "small skin colored typed" , but at times there will be one or two with pus. And I have this habit on wanting to pop them, cos they stayed on his face for a tad too long and I am afraid that it will become a small bump without head.

Currently, he is using Eversoft organic facial wash, and I am contemplating if I should even use those oil control products. Then again, the breakouts only on the T-zone and the rest of his face is still delicate.

Question: Should I bring him to the skin doc at tampines (Maple Clinic) which received quite a number of good reviews? Anyone brought their kids there before?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: acne on forehead of an 11 yr old

Postby bb_ mom » Tue May 20, 2014 11:36 am

DD had very severe acne problems and there was a persistent zit that sits right at the tip of her nose. We tried all kinds of cleansers and acne cream but couldn't help her significantly. DH finally brought her to his skin doc (he also has quite bad acne problem and she probably inherited his condition :razz: ) and she's now using their entry level cleansing products. DermaRx. Being a girl, she's very diligent to keep to the routine. Now her skin is clear.

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