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will clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) treat my acne and scars?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Get a real Rx: That stuff is weak and overpriced. If you have gotten scars, you should already be on prescription meds. I am sorry this happened and you need to get with your personal physician.

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I never had acne as a teenager. Why am I now getting acne as an adult?

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A 27-year-old member asked:

How can you relieve eyes that are itchy and puffy due to acne cream?

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Dr. Katherine Brown
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Avoidance: When applying acne cream, avoid applying near/around the eyes, and applying sparingly. Most acne creams only require a pea-sized amount of product for a face application, which is applied by dabbing (on cheeks, chin, forehead, & nose) then rubbing in. If your symptoms occur or worsen despite proper application, stop using the product & see your physician as you may be having an allergic reaction.

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