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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Smx-tmp is one of several antibiotics used to control cases of more severe acne (tetracycline family, clindamycin, some cephalosporins, Augmentin (amo ... Read More

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Dr. Gregory Laurence
35 years experience Vascular Surgery
Your : Your options might be determined by your skin coloring, but all sking types will be improved with the use of topical rx tretinoin cream (retin a). It ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Tuma answered
25 years experience Plastic Surgery
Acne: There are not many options. One product is vitamin c serum. Usually this is a prescription from a doctor. See a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon.
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Dr. James Seward
22 years experience Dermatology
For : For deep pitted acne scars, punch excision of the worst pitted lesions can be helpful and then combine that with either dermabrasion, chemical peels, ... Read More
Dr. Benjamin Rodriguez
39 years experience Plastic Surgery
Fractional laser: No known treatment will "eliminate" acne scars. Fractional laser resurfacing has become one of the most effective treatments for acne scars. Chemical ... Read More
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Acne scar treatment: Depending on your skin type, CO2 fractional resurfacing or similar can be beneficial for improving acne scarring. Now there are very promising improve ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: This is not necessary though. Dermatologist are usually successful in treating this condition. The list of medication you are taking currently seem a ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: Most of your bacteria are your friends and in any case you won't get rid of them. The bacteria that cause acne reach the follicles from the surface in ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: Propionobacterium acnes is a ubiquitous microbe that's all over the place. It might as well 'float in the air', since you can't manage acne by trying ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Both: Acne arises from hormonal changes especially in youth and bacteria that are very common and cannot be eradicated permanently. A woman who can take and ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Don't forget: Many times chlamydia and gonorrhea travel together. You are missing half of the equation here.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Treatment can help: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream. If more help is n ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
29 years experience Dermatology
There's a lot of: controversy over trioclosan, It can be quite drying and is not my preferred treatment for acne

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