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A 22-year-old female asked:

What can i do to reduce acne?

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Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 42 years experience
ACNE: Drink a lot of water, fresh fruits, vegetables, make sure you are not constipated, reduce anxiety, get enough sleep, don't use strong soap, don't wash/rub your face too much, don't pinch acne, don't use too much make ups/creams, etc. Use meds prescribed by your physician accordingly.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Start with...: Topical benzoyl peroxide. If this does not clear it, your physician can add topical Clindamycin or another antibiotic; if it's on your trunk, you'll probably need a systemic antibiotic as well, and if it's severe, dermatologists have stuff that's not pleasant and a bit risky but is certain to clear you up. This is the 21st century and you have a right to be acne-free.

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How can you reduce acne and blackheads?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Dermatologist eval: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. Avoid heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples (including blackheads). Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after stenous exercise. Consider otc products (w salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > than mild acne see dermatologist (discuss meds, comedone extractor, etc.).
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How to reduce redness from my acne?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Skin moisturizer: Try using a moisturizer frequently. Stop using your acne medicine daily and go to an every other day schedule.

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