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I am 18 and I have had acne on my chin and cheeks for years. What can I do to get rid of it?

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Dr. James Huang
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: See your physician

It is better to determine what kind of acne this is before treating.
If it is hormonal, it is treated differently than cystic or vulgaris. Go see your physician for a diagnosis and a plan.

In brief: See your physician

It is better to determine what kind of acne this is before treating.
If it is hormonal, it is treated differently than cystic or vulgaris. Go see your physician for a diagnosis and a plan.
Dr. James Huang
Dr. James Huang
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: See dermatologist

If you have tried over the counter products, prescription creams can help.
Laser is effective to reduce acne.And for severe chronic cystic cases Accutane is an option if nothing else works.

In brief: See dermatologist

If you have tried over the counter products, prescription creams can help.
Laser is effective to reduce acne.And for severe chronic cystic cases Accutane is an option if nothing else works.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: A doctor can help

For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful.
If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral accutane.

In brief: A doctor can help

For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful.
If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral accutane.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many options

Unfortunately there is no cure for acne and it can be quite challenging to get under control.
Otc washes and acne treatments containing benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, glycolic acid can help. Microdermabrasion, chemical acid peels, light and laser treatments, photodynamic therapy can help. Oral antibiotics, anti-androgen and birth control (for females), Accutane may be needed.

In brief: Many options

Unfortunately there is no cure for acne and it can be quite challenging to get under control.
Otc washes and acne treatments containing benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, glycolic acid can help. Microdermabrasion, chemical acid peels, light and laser treatments, photodynamic therapy can help. Oral antibiotics, anti-androgen and birth control (for females), Accutane may be needed.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. Ernie Ordonez
Bariatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hormonal in nature

Have your hormones tested.
I recommend acid water of 2.5ph to wash daily and occasionally moisten wash cloth or 4x4 gauze applications. If excessive or higher hormonal level then an endocrinologist comes into the picture. Email me if necessary. My website.www.drernie.co.cc.

In brief: Hormonal in nature

Have your hormones tested.
I recommend acid water of 2.5ph to wash daily and occasionally moisten wash cloth or 4x4 gauze applications. If excessive or higher hormonal level then an endocrinologist comes into the picture. Email me if necessary. My website.www.drernie.co.cc.
Dr. Ernie Ordonez
Dr. Ernie Ordonez
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