When to Seek Medical Care
- Acne that does not improve with over-the-counter medicines should be evaluated by a doctor.
- People with acne that is severe and tender or who already have scarring should also be seen by a doctor.
- Women with acne who develop facial hair or have irregular periods require evaluation by a doctor.
- Anyone with a sudden severe worsening of their acne or acne with fever and severe swelling should see a doctor immediately. These could be signs of a serious skin infection.
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