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What oral medicine can be taken for acne that a doctor not a dermatologist can prescribe?

All. There are no meds that a dermatologist can prescribe that a primary care doctor cannot. You should feel free to see either about this. Read more...
probiotics. This is actually over the counter. Probiotics are the bacteria that normally live in your gut and digest your food. Frequently imbalanced by antibiotic use and our general lifestyle, one of the best treatments for acne.Most drugstores have a whole aisle of them. Read more...
Doxycycline . Any medical doctor with regular prescribing privileges can prescribe a medicine like Doxycycline . They may want you to see a dermatologist as they may not feel comfortable dealing with acne, but that is up to the particular doctor. Read more...

I have not too bad acne, usually only breakouts a couple times month but it's usually cystic acne. Would a dermatologist still prescribe me isotrenin?

No. Isotretinoin is reserved for the most severe acne. There are a number of other treatments available for the kind of outbreaks you described. An experienced medical dermatologist is your best choice to provide you the correct options. Read more...

I went to a dermatologist who prescribes me Accutane for acne. I've been reading up and I think that I have rosacea, would the derm see the difference?

Acne. Yes, your dermatologist can tell the difference between Rosacea and Acne having spent years in medical school and then residency training. I would recommend getting a second opinion about taking Accutane which is a chemotherapy drug with potentially dangerous side effects especially in a young female. Read more...

Dermatologist prescribed me retinac a nd benzylperoxide. Even after using them my pimples nd acne scars not reduced. Please prescribe me a good gel?

Active Acne vs Scars. Do you have active acne no as well? The benzoyl peroxide is a good place to start for acne, and especially combined with Retin-a (Tretinoin). The tretinoin will be long term to controll your acne and help you from having even worse acne scarring. Other combo agents can be used during flares, your derm can prescribe. To treat scars, microdermabrasion or fractional laser depending on severity. Read more...

My dermatologist prescribed a cream for acne vulgaris it says it takes 6 weeks to notice difference but it hasn't seemed to help any ideas?

Acne . It does take time and often combination therapy ( antibacterial washes, creams , or gels , retinoid creams or gels in various strengths, and in some cases oral agents). Let your dermatologist know your progress in order to modify your treatment. Read more...

Sensitive area is dark and has v.Small acnes, my dermatologist prescribed depiwhite cream twice /day & fucicort cream before hair removal is it good?!

Needs evaluation. Your doctor gave you a cream that bleaches your pigmented areas, and a steroid cream to reduce inflammation. Without evaluating you and seeing your skin problem, it's not possible to render an opinion about what is best for you. Read more...