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Opinions on what's next after antibiotics to treat my acne?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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In brief: Several options

Continue using topical benzoyl peroxide.
If you're a lady and can take the oral contraceptive pill, this may clear you. Topical spironolactone is sometimes overlooked. Photodynamic rx is experimental. If you realize that you've failed on antibiotics plus a topical agent like benzoil peroxide or a retinoic acid derivative, consider isotretinoin. It works but isn't for the faint-hearted.

In brief: Several options

Continue using topical benzoyl peroxide.
If you're a lady and can take the oral contraceptive pill, this may clear you. Topical spironolactone is sometimes overlooked. Photodynamic rx is experimental. If you realize that you've failed on antibiotics plus a topical agent like benzoil peroxide or a retinoic acid derivative, consider isotretinoin. It works but isn't for the faint-hearted.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Guolin Wen
just to add isotretinoin isn't for ones who are pregnant or planning to,
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Wen is correct. There are other concerns as well to consider before you make your decision.
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