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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Benzoyl peroxide: It is your best friend. Use as tolerated. If you're not clear in two weeks, you will need prescription-strength rx.

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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Benzoyl peroxide: For treatment of acne, any brand of over-the-counter Benzoyl Peroxide Gel or cream is quite helpful. An acne "wash" is not needed. If desired, a docto ... Read More
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
Acne tx: Otc treatment for acne is limited. At least use any with benzoil peroxide. Keep face without grease or oil. Some pts like proactiv. Dr will add a top ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience Family Medicine
Salicylic acid /BPO: Salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide are the main active ingredients in most of the over the counter acne medications. You choose what strength you wan ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Scuba
24 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
cystic acne: Acne is often difficult to treat, but the misconception is that scarring from acne can be 'medicated' away. It can't. While acne is always treated wit ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
What I Recommend: Neutrogena body clear body wash twice daily. After wash, alternate neutrogena body clear body spray with a 10% Alpha hydroxy acid moisturizer (acne.Or ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Acne: Hi, There are several commercially available products but generally, good skin hygiene includes washing frequently with a mild soap and drying. Ointme ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Cetaphil: I generally recommend cetaphil daily facial cleanser. Basis is another excellent soap.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
37 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It really depends on your skin type. Oil of olay, roc and nivea have great products. You can go to any of the drug stores that have a specialist and ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
37 years experience Dermatology
Acne cleanser: Cetaphil would be better.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Nothing will work: I'm really sorry your acne was neglected and you had scarring. If you still have active disease, get it managed by a competent physician. Unlike in th ... Read More
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