A 31-year-old member asked:
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what can i do if solodyn / minocycline and clindamycin don't work for acne?

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Dr. Mark Taylor
46 years experience Dermatology
Isotretinoin is best: Isotretinoin is the gold standard for bad acne. There are also some laser and light treatments that may work without taking internal medication.
Answered on Jun 26, 2014
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Dr. Sejal Shah
15 years experience Dermatology
Many alternatives: There are several oral and topical medications for acne as well as laser and light based treatments. If the treatments you are currently on are not working, you should see a dermatologist for a consultation and new a treatment regimen.
Answered on Nov 7, 2012
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