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What are some of the best over-the-counter acne products that you recommend?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Benzoyl peroxide
For treatment of acne, any brand of over-the-counter Benzoyl Peroxide Gel or cream is quite helpful.
An acne "wash" is not needed. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel or 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.

In brief: Benzoyl peroxide
For treatment of acne, any brand of over-the-counter Benzoyl Peroxide Gel or cream is quite helpful.
An acne "wash" is not needed. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel or 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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Acne tx
Otc treatment for acne is limited.
At least use any with benzoil peroxide. Keep face without grease or oil. Some pts like proactiv. Dr will add a topical or oral antibiotic like Erythromycin or tetracyclines besides he use of retin-a. I personally like acnomel ( made of sulfuric compounds) to dry the pimples and helps as make up at night. Consider hormones:danazol. In girls ?Estrogen/progesterone.

In brief: Acne tx
Otc treatment for acne is limited.
At least use any with benzoil peroxide. Keep face without grease or oil. Some pts like proactiv. Dr will add a topical or oral antibiotic like Erythromycin or tetracyclines besides he use of retin-a. I personally like acnomel ( made of sulfuric compounds) to dry the pimples and helps as make up at night. Consider hormones:danazol. In girls ?Estrogen/progesterone.
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