Skin woes

Girlfriend - - GF ADVICE -

I’m hav­ing some prob­lems with my acne. It's re­ally sore and red, and I can't use cream to make it go down. My skin is also sen­si­tive and has eczema. I haven't got the money to do any­thing on my own and I don't know if I’ve in­fected it.

Fed up

The com­bi­na­tion of eczema and acne can re­quire dif­fer­ent treat­ment to acne alone, as some acne treat­ments may ir­ri­tate sen­si­tive skin. The best thing is to see a GP. It may be time for oral an­tibi­otics, and these re­quire a pre­scrip­tion. I hear your con­cerns about money, but do you have a trusted adult who can help you ac­cess a doc­tor that will bulk bill? If so, the ad­vice won't cost you, but you will need your Medi­care num­ber – and pre­scrip­tion med­i­ca­tion will cost money. Ev­ery family is is­sued two cards with the whole family listed on it, so please talk to Mum or Dad if you can. If you are over 15, you can ap­ply for your own card via Medi­care, but that’s only if you can’t ac­cess the family card.

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