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A 17-year-old female asked:

ihave acne in face, back since i was 15 i use doxycycline for 8 mon without progress>after one yr doc giv it to me again but other doc giv me recotaine?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Bigger guns: Acne on the back usually requires both a systemic antibiotic (minocycline may work better for some folks) and a topical such as Clindamycin plus either benzoyl peroxide or a retinoic acid derivative. For deep cystic acne, the effective remedies can only be prescribed by a dermatologist.
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 25 years experience
Clarify: I am not sure what "recotaine" is. Is this isotretinoin, more commonly known as accutane? If you have been treated for 8 years without success then you need to see a dermatologist to assess what may be the best options for you.

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