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A 22-year-old male asked:

Hi, i m 22 years old boy, hving acne nd pimples on my face frm last 4 yrs.i tried using benzyl prxide, it helped reducing in starting bt hv no effct now?

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Dr. Antoanella Calame
Dermatology 19 years experience
A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you.

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Last updated Feb 5, 2014

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