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A 32-year-old member asked:

How would doctors recommend i treat pimples and blackheads on my face and back?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Scientific Rx: Acne on the trunk almost always requires systemic prescription rx. Since there are many blackheads, one combination might be tetracycline 500 2x/day plus a topical retinoic acid derivative. Good luck.
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