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dermatologist. The provider can suggest
solutions such as stronger topical products (like retinoids or antibiotics) or
oral medications.

It's hard to know what's
expected and what's a
potential problem when
parenting an adolescent.

privately and screen them for depression, and refer to a psychologist if
needed," she says.

Q

My teen is starting to break
out in pimples.
Should he see a doctor or try
over-the-counter medicines first?
IT DEPENDS. According to joint
guidelines from the American Academy
of Pediatrics and the American Acne

and Rosacea Society, for a patient with
mild acne, over-the-counter medicines,
especially those containing benzoyl peroxide, may be effective; it doesn't hurt
to try them first.
Acne, however, can cause physical
scarring and psychological distress. If
the pimples are especially large or painful or leaving permanent marks, or if
your child is feeling upset about his
appearance, make an appointment
with your pediatrician or a pediatric

Q

My daughter is 15 and has not
gotten her first period.
Is she just a late bloomer, or
does she need to see a doctor?
SEE A DOCTOR. The average age for
the first menstrual cycle is around 12 1/2.
Having no period by age 15 is outside
the normal range.
"We would want to check her
height-since when menses occurs,
the adult levels of estrogen can close
growth plates-and also look for pubic
hair, breast buds and breast development," Trent says.
An intensely athletic lifestyle and
reproductive, endocrine or eating disorders can all cause lack of menstruation,
so it's important to see a physician to
help sort it out. ■

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