A 38-year-old member asked:
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could cayenne pepper make acne worse?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: It's actually promoted as a "pop" treatment on the internet. I suspect this is a prank. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength treatment.
Answered on Mar 23, 2014

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