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how to get rid of my mild acne? birth control pills help with acne but i also looked into accutane(but maybe that's too strong for my acne) any suggestions?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Real Rx: I'm glad the oral contraceptive pill helped. It has other benefits as well if you can take it safely. Topical benzoyl peroxide may be all that you need to add for full relief; otherwise, your physician might try topical clindamycin. I bet that will be sufficient.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
11 years experience Family Medicine
Reduce acne: ●Wash your face twice a day with warm water, and do not use harsh soaps. Instead, use a gentle non-soap facial skin cleanser (Cetaphil). ●Do not pick or squeeze pimples. This can make acne worse and damage the skin. ●Avoid oil-based make-up and skin products. Look for non-comedogenic products. If you have mild acne, you can try non-prescription acne products.
Answered on May 19, 2016

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