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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Only 2: Benzoyl peroxide and salicyclic acid are all that is available over the counter. See dermatologist if this does not work.

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zoey Goore
24 years experience Pediatrics
Acne: A simple benzoyl peroxide cream or wash can be the first step to improving your acne. Your doctor can also help with prescription medications.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Serious Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add prescription-strength Rx.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, you're going to need prescription-strength medication from your personal phy ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Manage them: Acne cannot be cured. You must manage it until it remits on its own. It is unrelated to hygiene or lifestyle and only marginally to diet. No 'pop ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Manage, not cure: Acne remits on its own at some time as you age. Mine remitted when i was 50. Until then, you need to manage it. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerat ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
See Dermatologist: Best to be seen by a well experienced board-certified dermatologist; nothing replaces in person history and physical when it comes to good medical car ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
29 years experience Dermatology
Acne: Depending on the severity of the acne, combination therapy with topical antibacterials , retinoids , and sometimes oral antibiotics or Accutane may be ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Several days: Several days depending on the length and severitiy of the infection.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Start easy: Topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid, at least daily, at a dose you can tolerate comfortably. If you are not clear in two weeks, get with you ... Read More

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