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A 18-year-old female asked about a 16-year-old female:

My friend's experiencing pimples and acne daily.is there any home treatment she can try?already cleaning face with good acne wash 2x daily.thank you!

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Be careful: Vitamin A toxicity can develop after 2 years of 50,000 IU daily with liver enlargement, ascites, portal hypertension, cirrhosis. That being said, Vitamin A has a number acne-fighting properties, mostly in the form of retinol.
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Try over the counter: Try adapalene and benzoyl peroxide. Adapalene generic for Differin is available over the counter without a prescription. It is a retinoid. Benzoyl peroxide is available as a wash or in cream, lotion form is also over the counter. Use both only once daily.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Acne=infection.: Acne is truly an infection within the pores of the skin, so any effective treatment for acne should initially include both a drying agent (i.e. benzoyl peroxide) and an antibiotic (which could be topical or oral). Oils from the hair may also be in play so that may need to be addressed as well.

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