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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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Dr. Robert Bader
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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