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Do dermatologists do a nasal swab to test for acne?

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Dr. Robert Alexander
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In brief: Occasionaly

If recommended, it may be on basis of specific bacteria found in the acne breakout areas.
Some bacteria are carried within the nasal areas (like some staph and strep) are resistant to certain common antibiotics and can be problematic to treat.

In brief: Occasionaly

If recommended, it may be on basis of specific bacteria found in the acne breakout areas.
Some bacteria are carried within the nasal areas (like some staph and strep) are resistant to certain common antibiotics and can be problematic to treat.
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