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When should I call my doctor if I have acne?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
You should call a doctor about your acne if it does not go away after several months of good skin care and over-the-counter treatments. If you are having more acne outbreaks and your acne is spreading, you should call a doctor. Also, if your pimples fill with pus and become painful, you should call a doctor. You should also call a doctor if you develop any signs of infection such as fever.

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