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A 18-year-old male asked:

how do you get rid of large red pimples on cheek? i've heard of the salt water and cotton ball trick. what do you suggest?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
See a dermatologist: Forget the water (any kind) & cotton ball. A skin dr will help you with 1 or more prescriptions.

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