A 25-year-old male asked:

I have pretty bad acne on my back, and mild acne on my chest, neck and face. id like to be cured. over the counter medicine doesnt seem to be working for me. my pores are large and my skin is oily. benzoyl peroxide doesnt seem successful. help?

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Dr. Lauren Bickel
Specializes in Family Medicine
We cannot prescribe medications on this forum (there is another HealthTap forum which can) but it sounds like your acne may require antibiotic therapy for a period of time, so Dr visit recommended. If that doesn’t work you may be a candidate for Accutane therapy. Try to monitor your diet to see if any certain foods cause flare ups & if so, avoid those foods
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