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acticin (permethrin) for acne?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
No.: Acticin is a brand name of permethrin, a cream used to treat scabies and other skin parasites.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
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Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience Family Medicine
No: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena, pangea organics or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc.
Answered on Dec 7, 2019
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