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A 19-year-old male asked:

Im having pimples small size all over face not on forehead mostly in the place between ear and eye and small pores persist over cheeks and spots too ?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Acne: You can keep clean and try to keep bacteria off the face with constant washing. Try acne medications over the counter, and if they do not work seek medical help form a dermatologist, best wishes.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
A/ W Dr. Munshower: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day ; use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology.

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Last updated Mar 23, 2014

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