A 24-year-old female asked:
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i was recently prescribed topical betamethasone val (0.1%)(bid) and differin (adapalene) gel (o.d) for my facial acne. is this a good combination to control acne

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Dr. Ellen Altenburg
30 years experience Pediatrics
Not typical: A topical steroid ( betamethasone ) is not typical medication used for acne ( but it can be used). The usual medication choices are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids and antibiotics. Of course, your physician may have a very good reason to have you on the steroid. If you have a question about the choice, you should speak with your physician.
Answered on Jul 16, 2014
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