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Will antibiotics help acne?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Antibiotics do help

For treatment of acne, over-the-counter Benzoyl Peroxide Gel or cream is helpful.
If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel or cream. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin (adapalene) gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral contraceptives (for women) and oral antibiotics are options also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist may prescribe oral accutane.

In brief: Antibiotics do help

For treatment of acne, over-the-counter Benzoyl Peroxide Gel or cream is helpful.
If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel or cream. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin (adapalene) gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral contraceptives (for women) and oral antibiotics are options also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist may prescribe oral accutane.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: It canBut not always

Antibiotics taken by mouth and applied over the skin > may help to reduce acne in some patients, but not in all the patients.

In brief: It canBut not always

Antibiotics taken by mouth and applied over the skin > may help to reduce acne in some patients, but not in all the patients.
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
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