Acne Rx. First, antibiotics should never, ever be used as sole therapy for acne. Topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid are your best friends. Second, nothing will touch your scars -- I'm sorry your acne was neglected and you got scars in the first place. If you're offered isotretinoin, consider it seriously. The tetracyclines, erythromycin, or topical clindamycin, may be more helpful.
I've started taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) yesterday and developed more acne overnight. Is this common? I'm also using Differin, cereve p.m. and burts bees acne.
How bad is the acne? Differin is very effective for acne. Burts bees acne is salicylic acid, also good for acne. You can get CeraVe with salicylic acid (SA) and not need Burts bees. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) can help acne but only after 2 or 3 months, usually at a small dose. You will never get worse using it. Acne waxes and wanes with menstrual cycles. Most effective acne therapy for adult women is SPIRONOLACTONE, with or without cert. Read more...