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A 41-year-old member asked:

I have cystic acne (pimples) and was wonder will vitamin b5 supplements really help?

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Dr. Allen Lewis
A Verified Doctoranswered
33 years experience
Maybe: Skin health requires a concerted approach and in the case of nodulocystic acne requires use of medication. Healthy practices are: 1) reduced refined sugar, 2) elimination of food allergens, 3) supplementation with zinc and vitamin b5. There is some research to show that topical niacinamide is similar to topical clindamycin.
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