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A 20-year-old female asked:

Suddenly all pores clogged, itchy with whiteheads. next day there is horrible breakout. i am 20, and this has happened many times. what could this be?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Acne: You should either see your family physician or a dermatologist to discuss how best to treat your acne. There are many different products that are available, so no one should have to suffer with acne. Good luck!
Dr. Arthur Balin
Dermatology 48 years experience
Acne: It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. You can start with an over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash while you are waiting for your appointment with your dermatologist.
Last updated Feb 18, 2014

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