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A 20-year-old male asked:

I frequently get white-headed pimples around my nose. i use an antibiotic cream, and it helps, but when i stop it, they return. cause? solution?

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Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 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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