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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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