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What is the best treatment for mild occasional cystic acne. I am using clinda gel with ok results, is there anything better. ?
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Good topical, but...
Clindamycin gel (a topical antibiotic good for skin, if no allergy) is a good one.
However, cystic acne is painful, persistent, under the skin, and can cause permanent scarring. So if it is mild and occasional, follow good preventive skin care practices. But i strongly recommend anyone with cystic acne have a regular dermatologist for regular care and rx of cysts, which usually are injected.

In brief: Good topical, but...
Clindamycin gel (a topical antibiotic good for skin, if no allergy) is a good one.
However, cystic acne is painful, persistent, under the skin, and can cause permanent scarring. So if it is mild and occasional, follow good preventive skin care practices. But i strongly recommend anyone with cystic acne have a regular dermatologist for regular care and rx of cysts, which usually are injected.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Michael Jones
Family Medicine
In brief: Benzoyl peroxide
Works better than just about anything.
The generic cream or lotion, not the scrubbing pads. Apply after gently clean the face once or twice per day.

In brief: Benzoyl peroxide
Works better than just about anything.
The generic cream or lotion, not the scrubbing pads. Apply after gently clean the face once or twice per day.
Dr. Michael Jones
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
In brief: Retin a (tretinoin)
Clinda, Minocycline or erythromicin in combination with Retin-A and cleansers often works over time.

In brief: Retin a (tretinoin)
Clinda, Minocycline or erythromicin in combination with Retin-A and cleansers often works over time.
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Dr. Mark Diamond
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