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what is the usual antibiotic used in treating acne?

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Dr. Patrick Ferry
17 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Pill?: Usually, but not always by any means, Erythromycin or similar. Ask your doctor for help in picking the right medication.
Answered on Apr 16, 2015
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