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I always get bad acne around my mouth and chin. What is the best way to get rid of irritating acne?

I always get bad acne around my mouth and chin. What is the best way to get rid of irritating acne?

Sequence: Benzoyl peroxide is the best over-the-counter remedy; I've had success with adding prescribed topical Clindamycin and replacing benzoyl peroxide with a retinoic acid derivative if lots of blackheads. Next step if needed is a systemic antibiotic that's right for the person or the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can & wants to take it. Dermatologists have the big guns. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I have acne around my mouth and chin that is sensitive and won't go away and blackheads all over my face. I have red dots on the side of my mouth too.

I have acne around my mouth and chin that is sensitive and won't go away and blackheads all over my face. I have red dots on the side of my mouth too.

Perioral Dermatitis: Perioral dermatitis is a facial rash that causes bumps to develop around the mouth.
The condition is most commonly seen in young women (90% of cases), but it can affect men as well.
Treatment is with prescription oral antibiotics like Solodyn (minocycline) or Doryx and topicals like Ziana or Epiduo. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions for my acne around the mouth?

Can you give me suggestions for my acne around the mouth?

Easy Rx: A salicylic acid wash as tolerated will probably be enough to manage this if it is so limited. ...Read more

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I keep having bad acne just around my lips and below my nose. What could this be? History of acne, but at 27 now just around the mouth.

I keep having bad acne just around my lips and below my nose. What could this be? History of acne, but at 27 now just around the mouth.

Perioral Dermatitis: Perioral dermatitis (pod) is a chronic papulopustular and eczematous facial dermatitis. It mostly occurs in women and children.The clinical and histologic features of the perioral dermatitis lesions resemble those of rosacea. Patients require systemic and/or topical treatment, an evaluation of the underlying factors, and reassurance. ...Read more

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I have closed comedones and pimples all over my face. I'm a 24female. Could it be hormonal? But I heard hormonal acne only appear at mouth, chin, jawline

I have closed comedones and pimples all over my face. I'm a 24female. Could it be hormonal? But I heard hormonal acne only appear at mouth, chin, jawline

Treat it: All acne is actually hormonal. That stuff about the jawline is dubious at best. Why not get yourself a tube of retinoic acid and apply it to your face as tolerated? This would be my choice if it's a lot of comedones. Searching for a cause of acne is almost never productive. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add antibiotic / spironolactone. ...Read more

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Hi, I have awful acne that is very sensitive and won't go away, I also have red spots on my chin and around my mouth, nothing works, what should I do?

Hi, I have awful acne that is very sensitive and won't go away, I also have red spots on my chin and around my mouth, nothing works, what should I do?

Get it manged: You're using benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. Stop the witch hazel. You're one of the 50% of young people who will need a physician's prescription-strength Rx. You're old enough to consent for the oral contraceptive pill, a topical or systemic antibiotic, spironolacton, or Isotretinoin should you require the latter medication. ...Read more

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I have acne close to my mouth, cheeks and chin. They come one by one then when I put Clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) they cured but there is left marks on my face.?

I have acne close to my mouth, cheeks and chin. They come one by one then when I put Clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) they cured but there is left marks on my face.?

Acne and scars: Acne that leaves marks needs to be treated more vigorously. Your doctor may want to keep you on an antibiotic systemically or topically.
You don't want to leave those marks so find a dermatologist to prevent this. ...Read more

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Hello! Around a year ago, some red pimples started appearing around my mouth, on my chin, forehead and around my nose. I'm 24 now and I never had acne?

Hello! Around a year ago, some red pimples started appearing around my mouth, on my chin, forehead and around my nose. I'm 24 now and I never had acne?

It's possible: There are many possibilities. Try to wash your skin with a mild moisturizing soap 2 to 3 times daily. There are problems such as PCOS (a complex hormonal problem) that can cause this type of rash. If careful skin cleansing does not resolve the rash, see a primary care doctor or dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Should I continue using this product? Hi, I am using neutrogena oil free acne wash, for pimples that came up every so often around my hairline and mouth/chin area, mostly when my period came around. I have been using it for about 2 weeks now. At first, my

Should I continue using this product? Hi, I am using neutrogena oil free acne wash, for pimples that came up every so often around my hairline and mouth/chin area, mostly when my period came around. I have been using it for about 2 weeks now. At first, my

Yes.: Yes. It sounds like this product is causing your skin to dry out and be more prone to outbreaks. You may even have a mild allergy to an active ingredient in the product that is contributing/causing these symptoms. Switch to a sensitive skin face wash. Also consult a dermatologist for medication options.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have sensitive severe acne that is on my chin and around my mouth as well as red spots, benzoyl peroxide only makes it worse, what should I do?

I have sensitive severe acne that is on my chin and around my mouth as well as red spots, benzoyl peroxide only makes it worse, what should I do?

See a dermatologist: You can be helped. You should be helped. See a PRO, that is a dermatologist. There are several treatments, often used in combinations. Call now. Acne is not your fault. It is not related to food, stress, hygiene. It is a matter of genetics and hormones. Your whole life will open up as your face heals. ...Read more

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A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more