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Over the counter creams for extreme acne?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Need prescription

Over the counter products are either benzoyl peroxide such as proactive or salicylic acid found in maxclaroty.
These will not be very effective in severe acne. This will require a cpmbnoation of creams such as a retinoid, and possibly oral medications. This requires vist to dermatologist.

In brief: Need prescription

Over the counter products are either benzoyl peroxide such as proactive or salicylic acid found in maxclaroty.
These will not be very effective in severe acne. This will require a cpmbnoation of creams such as a retinoid, and possibly oral medications. This requires vist to dermatologist.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Barry Resnik
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Extreme acne tx

Extreme acne demands evaluation by your dermatologist.
Every day with untreated acne is a potential day for scarring (both physical and mental!). Once you are evaluated, an appropriate regimen can be set up.

In brief: Extreme acne tx

Extreme acne demands evaluation by your dermatologist.
Every day with untreated acne is a potential day for scarring (both physical and mental!). Once you are evaluated, an appropriate regimen can be set up.
Dr. Barry Resnik
Dr. Barry Resnik
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