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A 32-year-old female asked:

Im 21yrs old hv too oily skin n acne pimples al ovr my face. it gets worst in summer, please suggst me any gud cream n face wash plz.....

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Scientific Rx: All acne can be managed nowadays. If you're female, the oral contraceptive pill could clear you if you can use it. Benzoyl peroxide is a good start, if you are not good in two weeks your physician may add a retinoic acid derivative and/or topical Clindamycin or something similar. If on the face only, a systemic antibiotic will probably not be necessary but could be in reserve. Good luck.
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