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hello , i have hormonal acne and im 17 , went on medication for a month and it didnt work , any vitamins or creams you recommend ?

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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 36 years experience
I would recommend: that you follow up with a dermatologist if the medication you were on didn't help. It is unlikely that an over-the-counter topical medication would work if that oral medication did not.

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