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I have pimples. what should i do now? i have used many antibiotic like betnovate cand many local products.now i use only cucumber and drink many water. what is the main reason behind it? many people say masturbation is the main reason .is it true?

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Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 22 years experience
How : How to treat acne depends on your age, the location and severity of the acne. In general, a dermatologist can help decide whether you need topical therapy or perhaps oral medications. Read more about acne causes and treatment options for various typies of acne at the link below. I hope that helps.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
This is good advice. Masturbating doesn't cause pimples.
Jul 9, 2013
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
They're wrong: Enjoying your body doesn't cause pimples. Life's difficult enough without this kind of disinformation. Get with a competent dermatologist. All acne can be managed effectively, though it self-cures only with age. Cucumber and drinking water won't touch it, and using antibiotics-only is unacceptable. If you are offered isotretinoin, consider going for it. Best wishes.

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