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What is the usual antibiotic used in treating acne?

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Dr. Patrick Ferry
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 18 years experience
Pill?: Usually, but not always by any means, Erythromycin or similar. Ask your doctor for help in picking the right medication.

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What antibiotic is useful in treating acne !?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Antibiotics in acne: There are a variety of antibiotics that can be used. Clindamycin comes as a pledget and can be applied directly to the acne lesions.

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