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A 30-year-old member asked:

I accidentally bumped the side of my head against a girl who has very bad acne, will i start breakouting out now?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Unlikely: Acne is not a contagious disease. It is not spread person to person like the flu or measles. If you are in the age group where acne is common you get it from the changes in your own body, not someone else.
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