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A 28-year-old female asked:

hi doctor. i have acne and scars some severe and some moderate i m using clindamycin benzoyl peroxide gel. but it's not working properly. pls help me?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Stronger stuff: You're going to need prescription-strength medicine. Only about 50% of folks will respond well to this regimen. As a female, you may be a candidate for spironolactone and/or the birth control pill, or you may need isotretinoin. Uncontrolled acne at age 28 is a grave personal and professional liability. Please get this addressed. Best wishes.

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