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I have a scaly red patch on face after exfoliating and cleaning acne area, what is the best treatment to make it fade away quickly? best regard.

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Follow With A Doctor: The topical medications used to treat Acne commonly cause skin redness, irritation, dryness. Exfoliating products and scrubbing can damage the skin and are not recommended. Suggest applying an oil-free moisturizer twice daily after washing. Approach to Acne entails use of multiple meds to control inflammation/infection. Best chances for successful therapy occur with close supervision by a doctor.

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