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A 18-year-old female asked:

My acne seems to be getting worse when i use very strong medication for the pimples. i tried using tea tree oil but it just made it worse. i need help.

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Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
OK: Have a talk with your doc about what acne is. By putting an oil on yr skin you are just blocking the oil glands on yr skin so I would expect it to indeed get worse. There are OTC preps with benzoyl peroxide (5% or 10%) which can help a lot. There are other meds by scrip. Good web sites are www.mayoclinic.com and www.johnshopkins.com
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