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A 19-year-old female asked:

Any advice about how to treat acne? whiteheads on checks? blackheads on nose? pimples on chin, forehead, and around the eyes? advice?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Some options...: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/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. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral ccutane.

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Last updated Aug 3, 2016

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