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A 22-year-old female asked:

I have acne on my face?its been7 months, my doc prescribed me some antibiotics and vitamins and cetaphil nd spongy sal facewash, its not helping! help

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Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 20 years experience
Dermatologist: I'm not sure if you have been to the dermatologist but you may need to go or return and get an alternate treatment.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Tough stuff: Benzoyl peroxide is your best friend but you'll need more. This is too long on Clindamycin ; a different rx is in order. The oral contraceptive pill if right for you, or topical spironolactone, a retinoic acid derivative (will help with blackheads) ;/or a dermatology consult are in order. If offered isotretinoin, consider taking it especially if acne on trunk or refractory.

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Last updated Jun 24, 2014

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