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Norwalk, CT
A 18-year-old male asked:

Doctor prescribed tretinoin and duac gel(clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) to use everyday tretinoin before bed at night and duac gel in the morning for acne. am i supposed to spot treat my acne with these or just do it around my whole face ?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Hard to be specific: Treatment of acne is a process that is best done with the evidence gained during an in person exam. I would generally use this in all active areas involved at any point in your acne. That said, your doc may have a specific plan based on his/her exam & for that you should clarify it with them.
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