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i'm a teenage guy and have papules on my cheeks, how can i get rid of them?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Proactiv: Your skin begins a lifelong process of shedding dead cells and producing oil. This process can be disrupted by your hormone balance, which changes throughout your life. The acne cycle is initiated when excess oil and dead skin cells combine to plug the pore of a hair follicle; behind the plugged pore, bacteria grow and multiply, triggering inflammation and swelling. Try otc proactiv.
Answered on Jul 8, 2012

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