A 19-year-old female asked:
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is they any other way to treat acne on the back without taking antibiotic? will it b effective if only apply topical cream like tretinoin or adpalene?

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Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
Different options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you.
Answered on Sep 17, 2013
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Talk to your doctor: Please, treatment for acne with tretinoin and other drugs needs to be under doctor's supervision, wish you wellness

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