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Can you tell me how to permanently get rid of pimples i'm frustrated from this problem!?

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Dr. Linda Spencer
Dermatology 36 years experience
Prescription meds: An oral medication called isotretinoin is the only medication that causes long-term remission of acne. A diet low in sugar and dairy products can help, as can daily application of benzoyl peroxide to prevent outbreaks. Not squeezing your pimples can help reduce scarring. For "permanent" solutions, you need to see a dermatologist (physician specializing in skin diseases) for prescription medication

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A 23-year-old male asked:

Is there any tips to get rid of pimple permanently?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Basics: The majority have it in their teens with resolution by their early 20's.However, a subset can have it off and on well into their 30's and beyond.Eventually it disappears, but is one of the hardest skin problems to predict. Designing a good skin care routine with the aid of a dermatologist can help. An exam of your skin & review of your history is required before any suggestions would be prudent.

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Last updated Nov 5, 2014

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