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How you can prevent acne from forming on your face?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Maintenance: Home remedies and lifestyle-related "pop wisdom" suggestions won't help. Supplements may promote general health but won't specifically target acne. Scientific treatment by a competent physician can keep all acne at bay. To keep flareups at bay, a low dose of an oral agent such as tetracycline 250 daily plus some mild topical rx may be sufficient.

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A 19-year-old male asked:

How to prevent acne from Your face and how to prevent it while it has occurred on your face?

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Many options: Unfortunately it's too much nformation to include in this short a space as there are many nonprescription and prescription options. In general, avoid washing your face too much, 2X/day is more than enough. Avoid harsh soap, try something along the lines of Cetaphil, look for noncomedogenic products if you use them on your face. Live healthy: minimize stress, eat healthy, sleep well and be active
A 25-year-old female asked:

Sir,I have acne holes in my face how to prevent that?

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Acne: you need to treat your acne to prevent additional scars. Have your face evaluated by a board certified dermatologist.

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