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A 16-year-old male asked:

How to get rid of acne around my face and body?

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Can be: If you are overweight (BMI over 30), snore loudly, wake up tired, fall asleep easily during the day, have reflux or morning headaches then you could have sleep apnea. Unless you are obese it is less common in your age group - risk is increased after the age of 50
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Various ways ...: Acne is a skin condition characterised by blocked pores (comedones / blackheads) which may become inflammed or infected (pustules / whiteheads). Treatments include facial wash (Benzoyl Peroxide), topical Retinoids or topical antibiotic (Erythromycin, Clindamycin). Infected pustular acne may be treated with oral antibiotic (Tetracycline, Doxycycline). Severe nodular cystic may require oral Retinoid

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What can I use around the house to get rid of my acne?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Time, time & more : Time is your best friend. Avoiding sun exposure and cigarette smoking are great. Onion bulb extract ( allium cepa) may help as well as honey for some active infections but these later too are controversial.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how you get rid of acne on your face?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. He/she may be able to add a topical antibiotic such as clindamycin, a retinoic acid derivative, a systemic antibiotic, topical sprionolactone or some other rx. All acne is manageable nowadays. Take advantage of what the 21st century offers.

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