Prescription and Over-The-Counter (OTC) Acne Preparations


Adam M. Kaye: 0000-0002-7224-3322

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RxEconsult, LLC

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For most of us, acne is just another painful memory of our teenage years filled with daily outbreaks which often included multiple pimples, blackheads, redness, blemishes, inflammation and in severe cases, lifelong scaring.

Fortunately a visit to a dermatologist or a knowledgeable pharmacist can assist you in the selection of products from the wide array of prescription and OTC products. It is important to be patient and to be willing to experiment with products and adjust your regimen if it loses effectiveness. A better understanding of your acne-triggers will assist you as you deal with everything from oily skin to dry skin to various degrees of facial and bodily outbreaks. The descriptions and information below was created with the goal of educating consumers and pharmacists in the discovery and identification of products that will help you understand and take control your acne.