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hello, i'm a 21 year old young lady. on october 1st i started breaking out really bad. eventually over the weeks it turned into cystic acne. my mother tells me it's hereditary that i get it from my real dad's side of the family. i've been putting off goi

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
36 years experience Pediatrics
See Your Doctor Now: Acne is caused by plugging of hair follicle units (excess oil/debris/bacteria) & inflammation; genetically determined. Therapy includes topical/oral meds to control infection/inflammation. Medication-induced irritation/dryness is common. Finding the right balance can be challenging, even w/ mild acne. Your chances at successful treatment are best under the care of a physician. See your doctor now.
Answered on Dec 30, 2015

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