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How can I get rid of this acne on my face and shoulders?
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Dr. Paul Rogers
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Acne treament
Trial of 4 weeks with over the counter benzyl peroxide 5 %.
If not 50 % better then consult your physician for prescription medication.

In brief: Acne treament
Trial of 4 weeks with over the counter benzyl peroxide 5 %.
If not 50 % better then consult your physician for prescription medication.
Dr. Paul Rogers
Dr. Paul Rogers
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology
In brief: Spironolactone
See a dermatologist.
For adult women it is all about hormones, menstrual cycles, pregnancies, birth control hormones. The antiandrogen spironolactone is by far the best therapy for this. Takes 3 months to clear acne, then is continued for several years. Very safe. Costs $16 for 3 months. Not to be used if pregnant or nursing or in kindey failure. Avoid potassium pills.

In brief: Spironolactone
See a dermatologist.
For adult women it is all about hormones, menstrual cycles, pregnancies, birth control hormones. The antiandrogen spironolactone is by far the best therapy for this. Takes 3 months to clear acne, then is continued for several years. Very safe. Costs $16 for 3 months. Not to be used if pregnant or nursing or in kindey failure. Avoid potassium pills.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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In brief: Many options
It depends on the severity and lesion type.
You may need an oral antibiotic but may also respond to topical washes too. I recommend you have your dermatologist discuss your particular options.

In brief: Many options
It depends on the severity and lesion type.
You may need an oral antibiotic but may also respond to topical washes too. I recommend you have your dermatologist discuss your particular options.
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
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