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A 16-year-old female asked:

My acne itches, bleeds, lots of pus comes out of it, and dry dead skin around it, does this mean i will have scars if i don't get it treated quick enough?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Get treated: You owe it to yourself to be treated, now, and not just to prevent scars. The oral contraceptive pill, if you can take it, works wonders for many women. Acne that's this extensive will probably require a systemic antibiotic such as Erythromycin or tetracycline as your physician thinks best, plus topical rx. Women seldom require Accutane but this is the big guns. Good luck.
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Dr. Michael Kulick
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
The acne that usually develops lasting scars is cystic acne. Sounds like you suffer from this and seeking help from a dermatologist would be a great idea.
Sep 15, 2013
Last updated Dec 12, 2018

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