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Face skin burned with water stream, advised face wash, Cetaphil. Now acne, on doxycycline, lactic acid. Is it right ?

hi my face skin burned with water stream becouse i had cold and one day i wanted do cense but the water was so hot and my face skin burned with water stream so after that i went to doctor he gave me one face wash (extra gentle cleanser ) and one cream ( cetaphil moisturising lotion ) after one week that i used so now i find a small small acne and it become red the doctor gave me again doxycycline and lactic acid bacillus or doxy /1 is it good for acne and rash on face skin?
Asked On : Fri, 22 Feb 2013
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Hi.. Thanks for your query
Doxycycline is an antibiotic commonly prescribed for acne as it helps in reducing a bacteria in acne lesions called p.acnes. You can continue using the Cetaphil cleanser and moisturiser as well.
When your skin has healed from the burn you mention, you can also use topical anti biotic gels like Clindamycin twice daily . As for now, I think only he oral anti biotic should be enough as most of the anti acne topical preparations frequently cause dryness of skin and might not be suitable at this stage for application on your face.
Hope this helps.Take care.
Answered: Mon, 25 Feb 2013
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