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A 27-year-old female asked:

I have worsening cystic acne on chin. itchy and dry. afew have been around for weeks. on monodox (doxycycline monohydrate). i have get 3-5 pimples on cheeks once a month. help.?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Cystic Acne: Isotretinoin is commonly prescribed for cystic acne available under brand names such as absorica, amnesteem, claravis and sotret. This medication reduces the size of oil glands so that less oil is produced and bacterial growth is inhibited. This is the most effective acne medication.

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