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A 37-year-old member asked:

why do i only get acne around my mouth and nowhere else?

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Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 15 years experience
Perioral Dermatitis: Its likely that you have perioral dermatitis instead. This usually gives you red bumps that resemble acne. Your dermatologist will be able to help you will this.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

I drank from bottle of someone who has acne/pimples in mouth. Could I have gotten it now?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Unlikely.: Acne is not generally considered an infectious disease. So, I am doubtful that you will have a signficant change in complexion after drinking from the same bottle.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How can I effectively treat acne around mouth?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jack Gutman
General Surgery 46 years experience
Acne remedies: There are many possible ways to treat acne correctly. It is a step treatment including:1. Skin hygiene 2. Antibacterials 3. Retinols 4. Photodynamic therapy 5. Laser .6. Tretinoins in mix and match combinations. If you have severe acne , please see a competent dermatologist before getting scarred.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Acne around the mouth trouble, what to do?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
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 37-year-old member asked:

Can you give me suggestions for my acne around the mouth?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Easy Rx: A salicylic acid wash as tolerated will probably be enough to manage this if it is so limited.

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