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do tretinoin cream and clindamycin phosphate gel work well for acne treatment?

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Dr. Stephen Friedman
40 years experience Dermatology
Topical Treatment: Topical retinoids and antibiotics are effective for comedonal and inflammatory acne. If your condition is more severe and extensive with cysts, a brief course of systemic antbiotics would help.
Answered on Jul 11, 2012
Dr. Joseph Campanelli
28 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Standard Acne Care: Tretinoin and Clindamycin are standard care for acne.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014

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