A 43-year-old member asked:
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i scratched my pimples and now they're scabbing, what to do?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Manage long-term: You're an adult and you need to manage your acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks (an alternative is retinoic acid), get with your personal physician for help. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle related disease that isn't pleasant to manage, but can be kept at bay until it remits on its own. I was able to stop using meds around age 50.
Answered on Apr 14, 2015

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