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A 25-year-old female asked:

I got some germs from my tonsil/ tonsil stones while cleaning onto my facial skin by accident . i have acne and ingrown hair and im very prone to skin issues. will the tonsil / mouth bacteria get into my skin and cause more acne issues or skin issue?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Your normal mouth bacteria shouldn't be a problem for your facial skin. However bacteria from an abcessed tooth or from a tonsillar abcess could complicate your facial acne.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Yes, bacteria from infected tonsils may complicate your Acne. Please consider seeing an Otolaryngologist, an ear/nose/throat specialist, and a Dermatologist, a skin specialist. There are treatment protocols for all of the problems you reported.
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Last updated Jun 20, 2021

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