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What is the first line of treatment for acne?
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: OTC treatments
Topical treatments include over the counter products containing salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide or a combination of both.
In addition for pustules and cysts heat producing home units can work like a laser in shrinking these lesions. A change in diet avoiding sugar and simple carbohydrates is often useful long term.

In brief: OTC treatments
Topical treatments include over the counter products containing salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide or a combination of both.
In addition for pustules and cysts heat producing home units can work like a laser in shrinking these lesions. A change in diet avoiding sugar and simple carbohydrates is often useful long term.
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. David Voron
Dermatology
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In brief: See below
I would start out with an over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide cleanser and cream for mild cases.
For more severe cases, the first line of treatment would be a prescription for oral doxycycline.

In brief: See below
I would start out with an over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide cleanser and cream for mild cases.
For more severe cases, the first line of treatment would be a prescription for oral doxycycline.
Dr. David Voron
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