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A 21-year-old male asked:

all of a sudden all over my face pimples start to grow with redness and getting severe, why and what's the remedy?i wash with fresh skin months back :'(

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
See a dermatologist: You sound like you have acne and should see a dermatologist. It can be caused by stress, medications or no identifiable reason.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Manage it: I'm going to assume this is acne and not folliculitis involving your beard. Don't ask "why". Acne is a chronic, non-hygiene-related, non-lifestyle-related disease that cannot be cured but can be managed until it remits on its own. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Best wishes.

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Last updated Jan 22, 2014

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