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    Default Childhood acne

    Please help, my almost 8 year old dd has acne. Like literally acne that you would see on a teen, she gets massive black heads, and usual pimples all over her face but mainly on her forehead and chin.
    It's killing me as she's a gorgeous girl and they are so bad it makes her look dirty and messy. She has super great hair too.
    I do my best to get her to wash her face bit she doesn't really care. I need to do something about this but what? She won't let me touch them even when they are clearly needing to be extracted.
    I'm so scared she will end up with scaring and the cystic acne her aunt has.

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    You might need to take a trip to the doctor. You can get topical ointments for acne, such as clindatech and eryacne (sp?) but I'm not sure on what age they are for. Otherwise you could try Benzyl Peroxide which you can try from the chemist. It's the active ingredient in pro-active, but you'd need to be really careful with it, and be warned that it bleaches everything so you would need to be careful of her clothes, and she couldn't use it on her face of a night as she'll bleach her sheets.
    I really think that a GP visit is in order. Good luck. Poor thing. I noticed my 9 year old was getting blackheads but we are keeping it under wraps with an Enjo face glove. However, she's quite good at using it regularly and it was just a few blackheads scattered around her face. It sounds like your daughter's is more severe and may need some extra treatment.
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    No advice as it's not something I've personally dealt with but I know my cousin saw a dermatologist for acne with great success. As pp said maybe see a dr and ask for a referral.

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    Yeah if she was a teen, I'd be right on it, but as a little girl I'm very hesitant to use anything harsh on her young skin

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    Could you possibly just get her to wash her face in the sink after brushing her teeth morning and night?

    Also maybe help her avoid foods that contribute to acne like dairy, sugar, soy and peanuts. I'm not saying completely cut these things but a reduction can definitely help.

    If it's really bad the GP can treat it with pills and a good face wash.

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    Cetaphil have an acne face wash and moisturiser that I have had really good results from.

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    I try to get her to wash her face, I find that I'm getting very frustrated at her as she just doesn't care and will just not bother. I've bought witch hazel and face wash for her, but she doesn't care to use it. She's a bit of a grub about personal hygiene.
    I'm not a pimple popper tye whole thing icky me out, but her black heads are big enough and obvious enough that even I am desperate to get at them if only to make her look clean.

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    I started a very similar thread about a yr ago...dd was teased at school and called bubble face because her forehead was soo bad. I took her to the Dr and he prescribed her eyrachne (sp?) and she sleeps on a fresh towel every night....her face is clear now (once she turned 13 the Dr also put her on tablets)

    Eta, I found my old thread with before and after pics (page 1&4)

    http://www.bubhub.com.au/community/f....php?p=7347694
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    I experienced acne from the age of 10. No topical treatments/ diet worked and we tried the lot. It wasn't until my mum finally took me to a dermatologist at 14, that my skin cleared up with prescribed medication.
    I would recommend taking her to a specialist. The years of bad skin had a terrible effect on my self esteem that carried on into my adulthood.
    Eta.. The medication prescribed for me wasn't roaccutane, or anything harsh like that. Also, from memory, just a mild soap free cleanser was recommended, not a drying skin cream.
    Good luck.. I hope you find a solution
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