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I have acne.Sometimes after i wash my face i would feel itchy on my cheek.I cannot scratch it bcause i fear it'll get worse.What should I do about it?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: Many options.

You're right, don't scratch or pick, it will just get worse.
Begin with benzoyl peroxide, available in many otc brands. Start with a low strength and increase if needed. With stubborn acne, add a second product with a different active ingredient, such as salicylic acid, alpha-hydroxy acid, or sulfur. If no improvement, see a dermatologist, who will design a regimen just for you.

In brief: Many options.

You're right, don't scratch or pick, it will just get worse.
Begin with benzoyl peroxide, available in many otc brands. Start with a low strength and increase if needed. With stubborn acne, add a second product with a different active ingredient, such as salicylic acid, alpha-hydroxy acid, or sulfur. If no improvement, see a dermatologist, who will design a regimen just for you.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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In brief: Itchy skin

The wash you use for your acne maybe too drying.
Try something milder.

In brief: Itchy skin

The wash you use for your acne maybe too drying.
Try something milder.
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