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A 25-year-old male asked:

I have acne & perrenial white pimples in head & on face.medication gives temporary relief.doc says its harmone problem, testosterone. what to do?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
Need prescriptions : Over the counter benzoyl peroxide v can be tried. Your doctor can prescribe topical retinoids derivatives. Topical or oral antibiotics are often effective. In your case your doctor may decide to prescribe Aldactone (spironolactone), a relatively safe oral medication, which should help if "hormonal problem".
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Manage it: Of course you have plenty of testosterone on board -- you're a man! you should be enjoying this time in your life, and your acne is manageable as long as you're compliant. You can't cure it; it'll go away eventually on its own & meds will keep it at bay. I'm sorry you ended up with scars but these may give your face "character" (jet li, photo).

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