A 34-year-old member asked:
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does sulfur soap with lanolin work good with removing acne?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Benzoyl peroxide is much more effective. Acne is not a hygiene problem. If the benzoyl peroxide isn't sufficient, please get with your personal physician. All acne can be managed nowadays.
Answered on May 8, 2013

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ACNE: Your dermatologist can give a special soap if needed. You can use any antibacterial soap
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