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What is the treatment for pimples?

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Dr. Antoanella Calame
Dermatology

In brief: A few options

For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone.
For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you.

In brief: A few options

For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone.
For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you.
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Dr. Antoanella Calame
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Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics

In brief: Benzoyl peroxide

Acne often responds to over-the-counter treatments.
Try using a salicylic acid wash every day; pads containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid can be wiped over affected areas. You may also try a lotion containing an Alpha hydroxy acid, such as glycolic or lactic acid, to speed cell turnover. Oral antibiotics may be needed. Deep cystic acne can be managed by a dermatologist.

In brief: Benzoyl peroxide

Acne often responds to over-the-counter treatments.
Try using a salicylic acid wash every day; pads containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid can be wiped over affected areas. You may also try a lotion containing an Alpha hydroxy acid, such as glycolic or lactic acid, to speed cell turnover. Oral antibiotics may be needed. Deep cystic acne can be managed by a dermatologist.
Dr. Willa Terry
Dr. Willa Terry
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