A 41-year-old member asked:
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is vitamin b5 safe for acne outbreaks?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Do better: Megadose pantothenic acid is probably safe enough though there anecdotes of bizarre side effects at the huge doses required; it may or may not help the acne. This is the 21st century and you have a right to something that actually works well & safely. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative, and move to systemic antibiotics as possible if needed.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014

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