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Please share an interesting fact about overcoming acne.

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Ignore: A gentle massage with fingertips while washing is better than a vigorous scrub.

Answered 8/5/2014

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Dr. Robert Levine answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Ignore: Picking and squeezing can lead to scarring.

Answered 3/31/2014

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Dr. Irving Harper answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Ignore: Doctor-rx regimen of gentle cleansing, oral antibiotics, and a retinol cream often does the trick, .

Answered 5/6/2014

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Dr. Alan Anthony answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Ignore: Over the counter benzoyl peroxide can be a good first step in treating acne.

Answered 6/8/2015

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Dr. Alan Anthony answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Ignore: Don't pick! Picking can lead to scarring and worsening inflammation.

Answered 9/29/2016

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Dr. Ayyaz Shah answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Ignore: Use a ph balanced acne cleanser to wash face and/or body. Limit any un-necessary sugars in your diet.

Answered 6/29/2014

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Dr. M. Christine Lee answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Ignore: Over-drying skin with astringent can trigger skin to make more oil, causing worsening acne.

Answered 8/5/2014

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Ignore: Acne is not your fault. There are prescription meds which are very effective. Lasting months-years.

Answered 7/5/2014

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Dr. Glynis Ablon answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Ignore: Acne is a disorder of bacteria, oily secretions, sticky cells and hormonal issues so address all 4.

Answered 5/21/2016

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Ignore: Topical treatments like benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, or salicylic acid take time to work.

Answered 1/16/2019

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Dr. Jodi Ritsch answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Ignore: Drying out skin is not helpful. Make sure you are using a non-comedogenic moisturizer daily.

Answered 1/18/2019

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Dr. Louise Andrew answered

Specializes in Emergency Medicine

Ignore: Vitamins A, E, D, and zinc are holistic approaches to beating acne.

Answered 5/29/2015

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Dr. Catherine Carroll answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Ignore: Be kind to your skin. Harsh cleansers and scrubbing aggressively can make acne worse.

Answered 7/20/2015

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