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i'm using retino ac cream for my back pimples is it harmful.....? waht is the appliactions

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Good start: "use as directed." retinoic acid is a good topical treatment for acne but when it's on the trunk, it's likely that a systemic antibiotic or perhaps even Isotretinoin will be required to clear you satisfactorily. Your personal physician is your best guide here.

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