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How common is acne?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Expect it: Most teens will get some acne. It's unrelated to hygiene, touching, lifestyle, diet, sexuality, or much else. It can be managed but not cured until it goes away on its own. I was able to stop using medicine when I was 50. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in a few weeks, get with your personal physician.
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