Can I use benedryl for acne?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is NOT. A treatment for acne. Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day ; use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatology.

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I have red bumps on my face around my mouth. I'm pretty sure its not acne, but I took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and its not helping?

Rosacea. Could be perioral dermatitis or rosacea. If it is one of these conditions it is treated with low dose antibiotics or topical medication. You should see your dermatologist for definitive diagnosis. Read more...