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How to get rid of clogged pores from shaving

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aleks Radovic
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Try: Benzoyl peroxide (in many OTC acne washes) and warm water while cleansing. Best of luck.

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A female asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 35 years experience
Neither: Aczone is topical dapsone which is an antibiotic. Finacea is azealic acid . This medicine is better for rosacea and hyperpigmentation. Retinoids (R... Read More
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Acne Therapy: Benzoyl peroxide has an antibacterial effect and may also decrease the chemical reaction that changes the lining of the hair follicle. This may help r... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 23 years experience
No perfect solution: There is no perfect solution - you should wash well, pat dry and there are prescription meds that can help. Poking, picking and squeezing can actual... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Stephens
Dermatology 18 years experience
Be evaluated: I would recommend seeing a dermatologist. Prescription topical retinoid medications can be helpful in preventing clogged pores.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
You heard WRONG: Tretinoin is excellent therapy for clogged pores [comedones]. You need to be seen by a dermatologist for best result. There are several forms and diff... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Examination: These lesions would require evaluation to include visualization and history to provide you with an accurate diagnosis & treatment plan. Consider a... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Extraction: You can see a doctor for comedonal extraction that can open the pores.
A female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Scarring: Most likely scarring. Unfortunately no quick fix. Need to see Dermatology to see what options you have.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Cystic Acne: Accutane is fda approved for the treatment of recalcitrant cystic acne. It is not indicated for pore size reduction or treatment of clogged pores.

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