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Does calamine lotion really help w/ acne?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Get a real Rx

Calamine lotion will disappoint you.
Topical benzoyl peroxide is your best over-the-counter remedy. If this does not clear you in two weeks, see your physician. Acne is a serious, non-lifestyle-related, chronic disease that's a major personal and professional liability. Use "pop" remedies only as an adjunct.

In brief: Get a real Rx

Calamine lotion will disappoint you.
Topical benzoyl peroxide is your best over-the-counter remedy. If this does not clear you in two weeks, see your physician. Acne is a serious, non-lifestyle-related, chronic disease that's a major personal and professional liability. Use "pop" remedies only as an adjunct.
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