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My acne seems to be getting worse when I use very strong medication for the pimples. I tried using tea tree oil but it just made it worse. I need help.

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Dr. Charles Gordon
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
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In brief: OK

Have a talk with your doc about what acne is.
By putting an oil on yr skin you are just blocking the oil glands on yr skin so I would expect it to indeed get worse. There are OTC preps with benzoyl peroxide (5% or 10%) which can help a lot. There are other meds by scrip. Good web sites are www.mayoclinic.com and www.johnshopkins.com

In brief: OK

Have a talk with your doc about what acne is.
By putting an oil on yr skin you are just blocking the oil glands on yr skin so I would expect it to indeed get worse. There are OTC preps with benzoyl peroxide (5% or 10%) which can help a lot. There are other meds by scrip. Good web sites are www.mayoclinic.com and www.johnshopkins.com
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