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Patient Buzz Series: PRID as an Acne Spot Treatment

TikTok influencers are recommending a drawing salve as an acne spot treatment. Pain Relief & Instant Drawing Salve (PRID) purports to be a homeopathic way to draw out foreign bodies and relieve the effects of minor skin concerns.

Yet dermatologists in an Allure article about the trend say they do not tell patients to use PRID as an acne spot treatment due to risks of irritation, hyperpigmentation and scarring. Dermatologists quoted in the article also say there are more effective options.

Be ready for your patients’ questions on the latest trends in skin, hair and nail health. Review this list of dermatology news in the consumer press:

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