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Hello why do I get so much acne only on one side of my face what can I do ?

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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine
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In brief: Unusual

Acne is usually from systemic effects of your body's hormones, so being on only one side of the face is unusual but may not mean anything.
Things that can increase the likelihood of one-sided acne can be occlusion of that side if you rest your face on your hands or on a pillow, etc more than the other side.Gentle skin care, soap/water, otc meds like benzoyl peroxide. Get advice as acne can embarass.

In brief: Unusual

Acne is usually from systemic effects of your body's hormones, so being on only one side of the face is unusual but may not mean anything.
Things that can increase the likelihood of one-sided acne can be occlusion of that side if you rest your face on your hands or on a pillow, etc more than the other side.Gentle skin care, soap/water, otc meds like benzoyl peroxide. Get advice as acne can embarass.
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine

In brief: Friction

Acne on one side of the face can be due to increased friction from something (usually cellphone, hands, picking) and possible increased structural damage to the skin from recurrent outbreaks that provides a place for skin bacteria to live.
Use good skin care products, use blue tooth technology, stop touching your face, wash your hands and see a skin care specialist.

In brief: Friction

Acne on one side of the face can be due to increased friction from something (usually cellphone, hands, picking) and possible increased structural damage to the skin from recurrent outbreaks that provides a place for skin bacteria to live.
Use good skin care products, use blue tooth technology, stop touching your face, wash your hands and see a skin care specialist.
Dr. Seema Patel
Dr. Seema Patel
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