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A 46-year-old member asked:

will preparation h really work on pimples?

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Dr. Sean O Donovan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 34 years experience
Maybe: The astringents in prep h that shrink hemorrhoids may also shrink the inflammation of a pimple, but there are far more appropriate medications available otc that will probably work far better than prep h. If you don't want to see a doctor, your pharmacist is a good resource for options here.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Does preparation h dry up pimples?

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Dr. Antoanella Calame
Dermatology 19 years experience
A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you.

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