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"How to get rid of acne?"
Hello ZocDoc can you suggest me some remedies for Acne?
Acne is a very common problem that affects a great percentage of the people of the world. It is often embarrassing despite being so common, and so large amounts of money, time, and effort are spent in trying to remove or reduce acne. Your primary care doctor or dermatologist can certainly work with you on the best option for you. The best ways to reduce acne are to begin with the simple things: cleaning your face on a regular basis and using a gentle moisturizer. Also, regularly changing your bedding and avoiding touching your face frequently are other examples of things that you can do to reduce the amount of contamination your face skin is getting. Moving on, there are over the counter washes that can gently remove dead skin and also some of the common skin bacteria. These can be purchased at almost any drug store. Finally, if these are not working, we start to move in to where a visit to your doctor would be necessary. Options include antibiotics by mouth as well as more aggressive face washes that can help to keep your skin free of the bacteria and food that bacteria need, often helping to reduce acne. If none of these are working, there are many other solutions that can be offered. Ultimately, there is a solution for you. Please speak to your doctor about your options, and good luck!
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