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what is the best acne home remedy?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
OTC Rx: Benzoyl peroxide is the only over-the-counter product that is recognized as effective for acne; a few folks have reported success with tea-tree oil. You'd do well to add some prescription rx in consultation with your physician; topical clindmycin is a good choice. Dermatologists have stronger stuff. This is the 21st century & you have a right to be acne-free if you wish.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to take care of acne?

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Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 71 years experience
Acne Treatment: Woman/girl? Man/boy? Age? Where is the acne located? Best way is to see a dermatologist. They are all competent, and all can help you. There is no magic in it . .
A 41-year-old member asked:

Which acne treatments work the best?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Gels/creams for acne: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin (adapalene) gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral contraceptives (for women) and oral antibiotics are options also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist may prescribe oral accutane.
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A 23-year-old member asked:

Best way to treat acne?

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Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Acne: Several treatment available for acne. Mild to moderate noninflammatory acne responds well to topical rx. If you cross to inflammatory acne i would recommend oral rx. Antiboitics-doxycycline would be a good choice. Other modalities include hormonal rx, blue light/red light, peels and microderm.
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A 22-year-old member asked:

What are some of the best over-the-counter acne products that you recommend?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Benzoyl peroxide: For treatment of acne, any brand of over-the-counter Benzoyl Peroxide Gel or cream is quite helpful. An acne "wash" is not needed. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel or cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What is the best acne fighting regimen?

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Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 9 years experience
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients "get worse before they get better".

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