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If I had many papules and pustules what kind of acne was that define? What defines cystic severe acne?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Teresa, this is the 21st century and you should not have to suffer with this kind of acne.
Exact definitions vary, but "many pustules", especially on a female, is an indication for the isotretinoin you're taking. I'm going to assume that a trial of topical agents and perhaps an antibiotic / spironolactone / the oral contraceptive pill failed.

In brief: Why do you ask?

Teresa, this is the 21st century and you should not have to suffer with this kind of acne.
Exact definitions vary, but "many pustules", especially on a female, is an indication for the isotretinoin you're taking. I'm going to assume that a trial of topical agents and perhaps an antibiotic / spironolactone / the oral contraceptive pill failed.
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