Do topical sulfur medications really work to treat skin conditions?

Yes, topical sulfur has been shown to be effective in reducing acne and treating other skin conditions. When applied directly to the skin it helps remove excess oil and dirt, while also killing bacteria on the surface. Brand name and generic topical sulfur preparations both work effectively, with equal results.   

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