Walmart's equate version of proactive worked for my dd when she started breaking out.
First off we found that drinking any dark beverages caused a bigger outbreak. If they are drinking coke have then stop. My nephew washes his face with hot hot water and table salt. Then he moisturizes with oil of olay. Tanning booth also helps. My son would have a bad breakout from sports if he went to the ocean if would clear right up. My niece used proactive and had great results.
Ds1's regular pediatrician prescribed his acne meds. One of them is actually an antibacterial cream. He uses Benzamycin (it's a creamy gel-type) in the a.m. and Tretinoin Cream (it's a generic; can't remember the name brand) before bed. As long as he remembers to use them regularly, they help.
Quoting Carmel63:Here is my advice, it is less expensive to go to a dermatologist. If you are doing trial and error with over the counter products, you may be wasting money, and in between you kids skin could be getting worse. Going to the dermatologist, even if I did not have health insurance, would have been less expensive. None of the over the counter products were really effective, and ater I made an appointment it took three months to get in. We were in and out in 20 minutes with two prescriptions that combined cost less than 20.00 and they lasted at least 6 months.
Quoting mumsy2three:Walmart's equate version of proactive worked for my dd when she started breaking out.
That does work for many but not all.
Quoting Diana3632:Thank you for your responses. I have heard a lot of good things about proactive, but I think it is expensive. It is good to read that Walmart has a less expensive version. We will try it out.
It does cost!
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