A 37-year-old member asked:
have pimple on my back and better on my face. can i use the benzoyl peroxide gel i have in my cabinet that i use for my face?
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Dermatology 27 years experience
OTC Acne Treatment: If one is getting scarring (not staining, but depressed or pitted scars), one should seek a medical opinion for prescription treatment. The following can be used:
clogged pores (whiteheads and blackheads):
- retinol at bedtime
- salicylic acid
- glycolic acid
- benzoyl peroxide
inflammatory lesions (red bumps and/or pus bumps)
- benzoyl peroxide gel
- topical sulfur.
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Last updated Dec 10, 2013
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