What do I need to know about caring for someone with severe acne?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
If you care for a teenager or anyone else who has severe acne, bring him or her to a doctor for evaluation. Severe acne can be embarrassing and cause a person to feel less confident in his or her appearance. A doctor can prescribe effective medication for treating severe acne. Make sure the person in your care takes all prescribed medicine and follows his or her doctor's skin care instructions.

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