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I have small boils on forehead,chin and cheeks. I am 33 years and never had any type of skin problems before . Pls help me to rid of these boils. ?

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Dr. Carrie Cannon
Family Medicine
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In brief: Boils

Cleanse and wash face twice daily in area, try antibiotic ointment or benzoyl peroxide containing products OTC, if no improvement, see your doctor for oral antibiotics or prescription creams/ointments.

In brief: Boils

Cleanse and wash face twice daily in area, try antibiotic ointment or benzoyl peroxide containing products OTC, if no improvement, see your doctor for oral antibiotics or prescription creams/ointments.
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Internal Medicine

In brief: ?Cystic acne

This could be due to hormonal changes.
Various medications can be used for treatment. Your dermatologist will be of great help but primary care physicians can treat this as well. Keep your face clean and do not pick at the lesions. Try to relax and avoid stress,healthy diet to exclude foods laden with sugar and exercise will improve symptoms

In brief: ?Cystic acne

This could be due to hormonal changes.
Various medications can be used for treatment. Your dermatologist will be of great help but primary care physicians can treat this as well. Keep your face clean and do not pick at the lesions. Try to relax and avoid stress,healthy diet to exclude foods laden with sugar and exercise will improve symptoms
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Dr. James Berman
Acne rosacea is another possibilty. It is an adult form of acne triggered by alcohol, caffeine., Hot spicy foods, and stress. This is best treated with low, submicrocidal dosing with doxycycline and various anti inflammatory topical salves. Go see a dermatologist.
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