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A 17-year-old male asked:

i have stubborn body acne. any strong medication/creams you would suggest? thanks

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Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Acne: Start with a visit with your doctor or a dermatologist who can recommend a complete skin care regimen. If acne is "stubborn", may need prescription strength medications.

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I'm using acretin to my body acne, is there any advices for better results?

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My body acne has disappeared without any treatment or medication. Could this be a sign that my acne is coming to a natural end?

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What works against terrible body acne?

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