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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Ther is no "cure" for acne only control but desiring is not intended for acne patients.
Dr. Ram Kalus
Dr. Ram Kalus answered
39 years experience Plastic Surgery
Maybe.: Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is zinc oxide, which has two principle purposes. It is very effective as a moisture barrier (hence used on a baby's ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bryan
32 years experience Dermatology
Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream): Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is a barrier cream used mostly for diaper rash. It is not likely to help acne and may clog pores which could lead t ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
21 years experience Pediatrics
Zinc: Zinc helps repair damaged tissue and heal wounds. There are some articles out there that suggest a zinc deficiency may contribute to acne issues. This ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
9 years experience Dermatology
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or reti ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
26 years experience Urgent Care
Benzoyl peroxide: This depends on the severity. You can start with over the counter benzoyl peroxide 2.5%, higher strengths are also available. If this is not helpful, ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Some options...: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel or cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel or cream such a ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Daniel Saurborn
23 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Acne Troubles: You can usually keep acne under control with gentle facial cleanser, 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, and light facial moisturizer. If these fail, a dermatolog ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Start with...: Topical benzoyl peroxide. If this does not clear it, your physician can add topical Clindamycin or another antibiotic; if it's on your trunk, you'll p ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Some options...: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel or cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel or cream such a ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: Please consult this site for effective do-it-yourself treatments. You may need to try more than one treatment to see what works better for you. http: ... Read More

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