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A 33-year-old member asked:

What could lead to my acne to get better then worse?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
It does that: Acne is a serious, chronic, relapsing-and-remitting disease. Don't try to explain each outbreak. Your physician can treat you effectively and maintain you on a regimen between outbreaks that will make them fewer & milder.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Do some medications make your acne worse before it will get better?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Despain
Dermatology 38 years experience
Retinoids: The vitamin a derivatives such as Retin-A ( tretinoin) do sometimes make acne a bit worse worse before it improves. Usually after two weeks of routine use things turn around and then they help acne dramatically. Other acne med don't cause flares, but the results from retinoids usually pay off.
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Last updated Jul 7, 2013
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