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A 20-year-old male asked:

continuing to breakout with deep pimples while using ziana gel.it has been 2 weeks should i switch to something else ? if not how long is the ib last

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Clindamycin: I'm glad you're trying the basic evidence-based meds but it sounds like they're not enough. They often aren't. Your future may include a systemic antibiotics such as tetracycline 500 2x/day, spironolactone (many doctors don't know this one), or (be brave) isotretinoin. We can clear you -- it's just a matter of finding what and how much you need.

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