A 43-year-old female asked:
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tiny pimples on face/chest. minocycline not effective anymore. what do you recommend i try now? tried lots of topical creams already.

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Dr. Stephen Daquino
21 years experience Sports Medicine
Other prescriptions: See your doctor. There are other prescriptions available for acne besides antibiotics. Sometime we use immune modulators or other classes of creams and pills to help. Soft primary care doctors are comfortable with this. If yours is not then see a dermatologist.
Answered on Oct 1, 2015
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Dr. Ronald Achong
18 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Great answer. I agree 100%
Dec 3, 2012
Dr. John Ebner
18 years experience Dermatology
Hormones-PDT-Peels: Acne responds to different treatments in different people. I adult women, hormone imbalances can be a source for challenging acne. Normalizing hormones can be very effective. In addition, chemical peels with salicylic acid, glycolic acid or other mild agents can really help. Also, photodynamic therapy can make dramatic improvements. I would see a dermatologist.
Answered on Dec 3, 2012
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
A question for my own information, Dr. Ebner -- Is it possible that this woman's "tiny pimples" might be something a dermatologist could diagnoses as some other disease, such as pityrosporum folliculitis?
Dec 3, 2012

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