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How do I get rid of facial pimples fast?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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If this is common acne, I have had excellent results in most cases with topical clindamycin, cheap and safe.
For tougher cases, systemic tetracycline (don't use if pregnant) or Erythromycin usually works. For severe acne, the most effective medications work but are dangerous enough to require specialty dermatologist consultation. Good luck -- being a teen is tough enough even without acne.

In brief: Prescription

If this is common acne, I have had excellent results in most cases with topical clindamycin, cheap and safe.
For tougher cases, systemic tetracycline (don't use if pregnant) or Erythromycin usually works. For severe acne, the most effective medications work but are dangerous enough to require specialty dermatologist consultation. Good luck -- being a teen is tough enough even without acne.
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