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A 37-year-old male asked:

i regularly get acne behind or slightly below my ear lob on either side. they get quite big and usually very deep. i have changed face wash/pillow ca?

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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 Oct 10, 2013

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