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A 21-year-old female asked:

How can i get rid of my small pimples, white heads and blackheads on my face?i am suffering with these skin problems on my face for a year..

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Scientific Rx: The "cleanser / cream / vitamin" combination won't help. Benzoyl peroxide over the counter is a good start but you'll almost certainly want to get with your physician. With the blackheads / comedones, a retinoic acid derivative topically might be a good start, and possibly topical clindamycin. If you can take the oral contraceptive pill and/or a systemic antibiotic, these may help.
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