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Crazy enough, acne is the most common skin problem in the United States and it affects over 40 million Americans.

As I’ve aged, my skin has become a priority, sending me to the dermatologist for yearly consultations; however a recent survey found about 4 in 10 of all moms are likely to bring up their child’s skin health to their pediatrician. Thinking back, I hadn’t ever really brought up these concerns to my own children’s pediatrician. I think I’m like many moms who feel that they can help their child with things that seem so normal, but acne doesn’t have to be normal. In my opinion, Epiduo can be great for many children whose parents are worried about the impact that pimples may have on their children.

What I like most about EpiduoGel is that it’s antibiotic-free and approved by the U.S. FDA for children ages 9 and older. Girls as young as 9 are starting to go through puberty. Acne could be a very painful and embarrassing problem for a child who is already feeling vulnerable and self-conscious. If I can help keep my children’s skin healthy and their confidence up, I will; and if a safe, effective gel can help, sign me up!

I remember how hard it was to cover pimples and how much it affected my daily life as a pre-teen. It makes me happy to know my own child doesn’t have to feel that way.

Important Safety Information
Indication: EPIDUO® Gel is indicated for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris in patients 9 years of age and older. Adverse Events: In controlled clinical studies, the most commonly reported adverse events (>1%) in patients treated with EPIDUO® Gel were dry skin, contact dermatitis, application site burning, application site irritation and skin irritation. Warnings/Precautions: Patients taking EPIDUO® Gel should avoid exposure to sunlight and sunlamps and wear sunscreen when sun exposure cannot be avoided. Erythema, scaling, dryness, stinging/ burning, irritant and allergic contact dermatitis may occur with use of EPIDUO® Gel and may necessitate discontinuation. Please click here for full prescribing information.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA.  Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Disclaimer: I have been compensated for this post.  As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.