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Can i use clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) on my back acne?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes: However, you will probably get a much better result with a prescription topical agent such as Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. If this isn't sufficient, your physician may choose an oral antibiotic that's right for you -- oral tetracycline kept me mostly clear for 25 years. Dermatologists have bigger guns. Today, no one should have to endure problem acne. Good luck.
Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Yes: Clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) is very effective to treat mild to moderate acne.

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