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What is d treatmnt of acne?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Benzoyl peroxide : Otc benzoyl peroxide to start. If this doesn't work, then see your doctor or dermatologist for prescription medication. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0000030/.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Very tough question: Simple question, but not easy to answer. It is easier to prevent acne than treating severe acne because severe/cystic acnes will cause scars which are permanent. Inflammatory acne are often treated with topical benzoy/antibiotic combo or oral antibiotics. Comedonal acne probably better treated with some retinoid derivatives..It is best to consult doc for individualized treatment... Good luck.

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