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Why when I take cough medicine, I later notice that my acne improves. Coincidence?
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Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine
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In brief: Side effect
Many cough medications have a drug in them to help dry your airways.
These medications may also dry your skin an help to reduce the amount of oil and bacteria on your skin and mildly improve your acne.

In brief: Side effect
Many cough medications have a drug in them to help dry your airways.
These medications may also dry your skin an help to reduce the amount of oil and bacteria on your skin and mildly improve your acne.
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