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A 22-year-old female asked:

How to get rid of acne forever? benzyol peroxide or retin-a can't help n cause my skin to peel off, and acne will come out from the same place again!

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Not curable: Dr. Ferguson has given you good advice. You need to accept that acne is not a curable disease but will remit at some unknown time. I was able to stop using meds when i was 50. If you can't tolerate the meds you listed, perhaps a combination of a salicylic acid wash and a topical or systemic antibiotic chosen by your physician, or spironolactone or the oral contraceptive pill will clear you.
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