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Can you recommend a good topical acne medication?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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In brief: Benzoyl peroxide

This is the best over-the-counter remedy.
Your physician has others. Retinoic acid derivatives are great especially if there are blackheads / comedones. Topical Clindamycin is an effective addition to benzoyl peroxide and clears most mild and many moderately severe cases. If you are responsible for a young person with acne, please get them the most aggressive treatment required. Good luck.

In brief: Benzoyl peroxide

This is the best over-the-counter remedy.
Your physician has others. Retinoic acid derivatives are great especially if there are blackheads / comedones. Topical Clindamycin is an effective addition to benzoyl peroxide and clears most mild and many moderately severe cases. If you are responsible for a young person with acne, please get them the most aggressive treatment required. Good luck.
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