A 18-year-old male asked:
sir, i am 18 year old guy. the day i masturbate, i develop acnes on my face and some on back. please help..
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dermatology 9 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'.
Pathology 44 years experience
Scientific Rx: Your acne may flare because you sweat when you get excited, but enjoying your body isn't the cause. You deserve both to feel comfortable about your emerging manhood, and to have effective acne treatment. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, your physician can decide if you are a candidate for topical clindamycin, systemic tetracycline, or something else.
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