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Does washing your face help acne?
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
In brief: No
I'm sorry. Most otc preparations don't work well.
I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. If needed after a few weeks, consider adding an oral antibiotic such as Erythromycin or tetracycline / Minocycline as suitable for the individual. Dermatologists have the big guns -- accutane, lasers. Freedom from acne should be a person's right. Good luck.

In brief: No
I'm sorry. Most otc preparations don't work well.
I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. If needed after a few weeks, consider adding an oral antibiotic such as Erythromycin or tetracycline / Minocycline as suitable for the individual. Dermatologists have the big guns -- accutane, lasers. Freedom from acne should be a person's right. Good luck.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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