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    I am 22 years old, and never really broke out in acne before.
    MoD91 posted:
    As I said, I'm a twenty-two year old male, who has never had bad problems with acne before. Maybe one or two here or there, but right now, I have over a dozen breaking out over my face, chest, back, shoulders, and even my stomach.

    I shower every day and wash my face. I also just got back from Afghanistan to Italy two weeks ago, if that has anything to do with it.
    Mohiba K Tareen, MD responded:
    Changes in climate and stress and main factors that can precipitate an acne flare.

    Start with an over the counter salicylic acid wash once daily and a benzoyl peroxide cream or gel once daily. These products are effective for the majority of patients with acne.

    If after 4 - 6 weeks you are not seeing significant improvement, go see your dermatologist.

    I hope that helps
    Dr. Mohiba Tareen
    Tareen Dermatology, Roseville, Minn
    Castle Connoly's America's Top Cosmetic Dermatologists
    Adjunct Assistant Professor Univ of MN Dept of Dermatology

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