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A 37-year-old member asked:

Please help! what is the best way to wash my face and back and get rid of the acne?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Serious Rx: Acne on your trunk won't respond to anything short of systemic prescription rx. One combination is topical benzoyl peroxide plus oral tetracycline; there are many other possibilities depending on what's right for you. Acne is basically unrelated to washing, hygiene, lifestyle, or most other things, and it's a serious personal and professional liability. Let us clear you up.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What to do if i can't get rid of my acne. Can anyone please help?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
What have you tried?: Acne is a serious, non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related disease that is easily managed by today's scientific medicine, though the tougher cases require meds that may not be pleasant or entirely risk-free. Home remedies may help some but the stronger stuff (benzoyl peroxide, prescription rx's) are usually necessary. Stay proactive & good luck.
A 39-year-old member asked:

I need a way to get rid of my acne. Can someone help?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician who can add something that will. Best wishes.
A 35-year-old member asked:

I need a cheap way to get rid of acne please?

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Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 43 years experience
Benzoyl peroxide: You might try applying an over the counter benzoyl peroxide daily. You need to give it at least 6-8 weeks before you judge results. It may take 3-4 months to see the full results.

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