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Neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) on acne - helps decrease scarring?
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
In brief: Can do better
No one needs to have bad acne or acne scarring in this day and age.
I start folks on cheap topical Clindamycin which usually works; if that fails, cheap systemic tetracycline (kept mine under control for 25 years). A dermatologist can offer you even more potent retinoic acid-related meds, especially if it's cystic acne. You have a choice.

In brief: Can do better
No one needs to have bad acne or acne scarring in this day and age.
I start folks on cheap topical Clindamycin which usually works; if that fails, cheap systemic tetracycline (kept mine under control for 25 years). A dermatologist can offer you even more potent retinoic acid-related meds, especially if it's cystic acne. You have a choice.
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