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how to prevent pimples? :)

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Multiple Methods: Eat a good health diet, drink lots of water and keep hair, hats, and headbands off of your face. Try over the counter topical treatments such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid to keep face clear. If this fails you will need a doctor to prescribe a topical prescription strength treatment such as clindamycin, retin a, (tretinoin) etc with or without an oral antibiotic.
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 24 years experience
Prevent pimples: Wash your face twice a day and start with otc benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid with or without retinol products. Glycolic acid can also be beneficial. If you don't see much improvement, it's time to see your dermatologist.
Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology 29 years experience
Acne: While acne is hormonally and genetically driven and impossible to prevent , it is controllable with appropriate antibacterial washes and creams, topical and oral antibiotics , and accutane. See a dermatologist at the earliest signs of acne.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Scientific Rx: A good strong salicylic acid wash may be enough. Other if topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't got you clear in two weeks, get with your physician.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Gels/creams for acne: For treatment of acne pimples, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel or cream. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin (adapalene) gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral contraceptives (for women) and oral antibiotics are options also. If acne pimples are severe, a dermatologist may help.

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