A 32-year-old member asked:

I am using birth control diane for acne. will using benzac (benzoyl peroxide) cream help?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Probably: If you still have acne with the contraceptive the cream will probably help. Each person is different. Also if you have been on that particular pill for 3 months with no effect, you might consider changing to a different pill! not all pills are as effective as others in treating acne and one that works for one person might not work for the next person.
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