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A 18-year-old male asked:

after using clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide acne is still happening. what's going on?

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Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
How long?: You do not say how severe your acne is nor how long you have been using these medications. If you have been using them for 3 months and you see no improvement, go back to your dermatologist and talk to him or her about going on an oral medication.

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A 31-year-old female asked:

Would 500mg of erythromycin twice a day help control acne as well as the redness associated with it?

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Dr. Marya Cassandra
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