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should acne medications be applied on open acne wound?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: Go ahead. I trust you are using scientific acne Rx. It's always manageable today though it's not pleasant.
Answered on Jan 20, 2015
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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
Dr. Edwin Ishoo commented
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
What is thE medication? If you have excoriation and apply a keratolytic or acid such as AHA or BHA, it will likely irritate the skin and cause more inflammation. Open wounds should be kept moist and protected. Are you certain the open lesions are acne papules or pustules? Managing acne successfully is very challenging.
Jan 20, 2015

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