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I feel like bacteria is causing acne on face and chin what should I take?
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Dr. John Despain
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Tetracycline
Your question sounds like you'd rather take oral meds than apply topicals like benzoyl peroxide ( which is economical and somewhat effective).
Oral tetracyclines are first line therapy for facial inflammatory acne.

In brief: Tetracycline
Your question sounds like you'd rather take oral meds than apply topicals like benzoyl peroxide ( which is economical and somewhat effective).
Oral tetracyclines are first line therapy for facial inflammatory acne.
Dr. John Despain
Dr. John Despain
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Treatment can help
For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is helpful.
If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/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: Treatment can help
For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is helpful.
If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/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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