A 33-year-old member asked:
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is erythromycin good for acne? please advise!

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
A good addition: There are both topical and systemic preparations. Never use an antibiotic as sole treatment for acne, but as a combination with a topical such as benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin can be great and can even manage many cases of trunk acne.
Answered on Jun 10, 2017

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