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A 22-year-old male asked:

I got 3-4 boils (kind of pimples) on my head at the temple area.what is the possible reason for this and how to get rid?

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Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 11 years experience
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'.
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Last updated Jun 12, 2017

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