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I am 17 y/o and just started getting regular acne. I get

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I am 17 y/o and just started getting regular acne. I get pimples in the same exact spot. Almost continuously, once one is finally healed another comes in almost immediately. They generally have a head, then after I pop them (bad I know) just ooze clear liquid. How do I stop getting these awful pimples.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Internist replied 1 year ago.

hi there,

i am online and will be happy to answer your questions.

can you please attach a picture of acne?

did you doctor told it is acne and not something else?

do you smoke?

Expert:  Internist replied 1 year ago.

Determining the most effective course of treatment for acne involves a comprehensive assessment of the patient. Treatment of acne is aimed at counteracting follicular hyperproliferation, increased sebum production.

topical retinoid is usually first line treatment, then using benzoyl peroxide, topical clindamycin, oral clindamycin or oral doxycycline depending on stage of acne lesions.

you should get appointment with your primary care provider or dermatologist to prescribed one of above medications.

using multiple cleaners would not help

Expert:  Internist replied 1 year ago.

Oil-based cosmetics may contribute to the development of acne. Oils and greases in hair products can also worsen skin lesions. Water-based or "non-comedogenic" products are less likely to worsen acne.

People with acne often use soaps and astringents. While these treatments remove sebum from the skin surface, they do not decrease sebum production; frequent or aggressive scrubbing with these agents can actually worsen acne.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is there any options for treatment without a prescription?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't smoke, do drugs, or drink soda.
Expert:  Internist replied 1 year ago.

thank you for replying.

benzoyl peroxide and topical retinoids. topical clindamycin are usually available over the counter.

i would recommend using topical clindamycin , will also cure bacterial infection ( likely in these pictures )

Expert:  Internist replied 1 year ago.

please let me know if you have any questions.

Expert:  Internist replied 1 year ago.

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