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Health Tip: Discuss Acne Products With a Dermatologist

To help protect against an allergic reaction

(HealthDay News) -- If you're using acne products, you should take precautions to prevent a rare but serious allergic reaction.

The American Academy of Dermatology offers this advice:

  • See your dermatologist to discuss acne treatments that you'd like to use.
  • Always consult a dermatologist before using an acne treatment if you've had an allergic reaction before.
  • Ask the doctor about how to safely test acne treatments at home.


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