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I have severe facial acne. Pus, redness, spreading, slight numbness and hardness. What will help? Have used multiple remedies. None works, including prescription.

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Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic Surgery
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In brief: See a dermatologist

Numbness and hardness may indicate that deep scarring is developing.
Topical or oral antibiotics, topical creams, exfoliants or lasers and even Accutane may be necessary to preent severe scarring which may be difficult to treat later. A board certified dermatologist will be able to determine the best treatment.

In brief: See a dermatologist

Numbness and hardness may indicate that deep scarring is developing.
Topical or oral antibiotics, topical creams, exfoliants or lasers and even Accutane may be necessary to preent severe scarring which may be difficult to treat later. A board certified dermatologist will be able to determine the best treatment.
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine

In brief: Unfortunately

Unfortunately in this type of case it is very difficult to say without actually seeing the lesions in question.
It sounds like you would benefit from a second opinion. What prescription medications have you tried? Were you given a diagnosis? Please submit answers and maybe then i can get an idea of what your doctors are thinking. Hope to hear from you soon.

In brief: Unfortunately

Unfortunately in this type of case it is very difficult to say without actually seeing the lesions in question.
It sounds like you would benefit from a second opinion. What prescription medications have you tried? Were you given a diagnosis? Please submit answers and maybe then i can get an idea of what your doctors are thinking. Hope to hear from you soon.
Dr. Joy Jackson
Dr. Joy Jackson
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