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A 26-year-old female asked:

My skin broke out with pimples, i thought its rash so i got allegex cream but it didnt help. for the month i have be taking zinplex tablets and washing my face with benzac ac 5 wash or hypodermmd and apply benzac gel. but it worse what can i do?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Acne: Things to consider: Do not rub skin, careful with bike helmets, backpacks or tight collars, decrease exposure to pollutants and humidity, no squeezing or picking at blemishes, do not scrub skin hard. Given you have been using astringents, and still having problems talk to your provider use of a topical or oral antibiotic may help.

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Last updated Apr 22, 2020

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