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What is the best treatment of pimples?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Several good options

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: Several good options

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. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Routine tx plus

Depending upon the sex.
Females have the option to take prescribed hormones similarly to birth control but not necessarily anovulatories. The worst cases need topical injections with cortisone. Keep face clean from oily creams pr sweat. Keep scalp/ head not oily ( use shampoo against oily hair)? Most people improve after adolescence. Accutane is very toxic

In brief: Routine tx plus

Depending upon the sex.
Females have the option to take prescribed hormones similarly to birth control but not necessarily anovulatories. The worst cases need topical injections with cortisone. Keep face clean from oily creams pr sweat. Keep scalp/ head not oily ( use shampoo against oily hair)? Most people improve after adolescence. Accutane is very toxic
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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