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i wash my face but still get acne

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
Acne and Washing: Acne is not due to lack of washing. It is due to hormone changes that are affected by many things: if you are a girl/woman, it often gets worse before ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Unrelated: In spite of what anyone else has told you, and no matter how cruelly / foolishly, personal cleanliness has almost no effect on acne. The bacteria are ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
It's you: Despite "pop" wisdom, acne is unrelated to lifestyle or hygiene. I'm sorry somebody deceived you. If topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day has not cleare ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Forgive my frankness: You're sixteen now and it's time to take charge. Nobody else will help you. Acne is unrelated to diet, lifestyle, or hygiene. Go to the pharmacy and b ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moises Perez
17 years experience Pharmacology
Water may help: Although proper hydration may help acne, washing your face with water may not be enough to remove all dirt or oils from your skin. You may need to inv ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
29 years experience Family Medicine
Acne: Go see your doctor for RX medication.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Selinger
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Medications may help: Make sure you're using a face wash with benzoyl peroxide in it. If you start getting irritation on your face from using this then you should switch t ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Serious Rx: Acne on your trunk won't respond to anything short of systemic prescription rx. One combination is topical benzoyl peroxide plus oral tetracycline; th ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Bergstein
38 years experience General Surgery
Different face wash: Try changing your face wash. Consider something with salicylic acid (an exfoliatiant). You may have some redness and irritation at first. Any makeup s ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Acne: Is most definitely related to diet and the endocrine changes occurring in adolescence. The only thing you can do is clean up your diet.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Many options.: You're right, don't scratch or pick, it will just get worse. Begin with benzoyl peroxide, available in many otc brands. Start with a low strength and ... Read More
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