A 18-year-old male asked:
so my acne recently flared up and i haven't had clear skin for over a month now i've tried using clindamycin, benzaclin, (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) but they don't seem to work?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Louis Krenn answered
19 years experience Family Medicine
Options: There are several other options for treating acne including different topical treatments and some oral medications you can try. The specific treatment depends on the type of acne you have. Your physician can evaluate your acne and recommend the correct treatment for you which may actually be a combination of different medications.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. Ed Friedlander answered
43 years experience Pathology
Next level: Ask your physician whether it is appropriate to add to your treatment regimen a topical treatment that includes both Clindamycin and a retinoic acid derivative, and begin an oral antibiotic. Since you're male, consider tetracycline 250 mg twice a day -- it kept me reasonably clear for 25 years. Good luck -- today all acne can be treated effectively.
Answered on Sep 18, 2017
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