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A 47-year-old member asked:

Could the dry skin around my mouth be causing acne?

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Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Not likey: Dry skin around your mouth can be from cold air, allergies to toothpaste, cheap metals in fake jewlery, nail polish and more. Acne comes from inflamed oil glands from hormone changes, stress, lack of sleep, genetics and more. See you doctor to get the correct therapy for both issues.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Acne around the mouth trouble, what to do?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Scientific Rx: A salicylic acid wash isn't pleasant, but it may be sufficient to keep this at bay.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What are some acne products that don't dry out skin?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Prescription-strong: The over-the-counter rx's that work for acne (benzoyl peroxide, retinoic acid derivatives, salicylic acid) are all drying and that has a lot to do with how they work. If your physician puts you on the oral contraceptive pill or an antibiotic or spironolactone for your acne, he/she may still advise you to use one of these as well. He/she may also be able to suggest something to deal with the dry.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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