A 29-year-old member asked:
how can you get rid of acne on a preteen?
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Management is key: The goal of acne treatment is control not cure. There is currently no treatment that will cure acne. Your best bet, whether you are a preteen, teen or adult with acne is finding the combination of treatments that interrupt different parts of the acne cycle. See your preteen's doctor first. You may also need to see a dermatologist.
Pediatrics 54 years experience
ACNE: Control of acne is accomplished by using benxoyl peroxide 5 or 10 percent at bedtime. Retin a (tretinoin).
Last updated May 2, 2015
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