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Acne on face and back. Suggest medication

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i get acne on face and back and it left black scars it occurs frequently yes no alllergies
Posted Wed, 20 Nov 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Kalpana Pathak 2 hours later
Brief Answer: Please read a detailed answer below Detailed Answer: Hi XXXXXXX thanks for writing to us. Acne in your case can be managed by these suggestions 1) take an oral antibiotic like doxycycline or azithromycin and/ or oral isotretinoin . As you are still having acne in mid thirties, a course of oral contraceptives with these medicines will help too. Isotretinoin is a wonder drug for acne but when a female is taking it, pregnancy is contraindicated. 2) use anti acne soap like acne star ls or benzosoft or personal for bathing 3) Apply clindamycin gel two times in a day and adapalene gel in night over affected area. dark marks post acne can be best managed by hydroquinone 2 percent cream application and Glycolic acid peels You may follow these for three weeks to a month to see if response is satisfactory. As these are prescription drugs, please consult a dermatologist nearby for prescription. I would be in better position to assist if you could upload images of affected area clearly showing acne and dark spots Should there be a doubt, please write back. Take care
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