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Do TB drugs cause white heads/pimples?

Do TB drugs cause white heads/pimples? I have taken the drugs for 5 months and I have started having a lot of pimples white heads on my face chest and back. What can I do to minimize or get rid of them. i have been facing this problem from past few months and the pimples doesn t go off at all it keeps on coming back. i have even taken the treatment for 45 days from Bakson but didn t see any changes at all. kindly provide me the solutions
Asked On : Tue, 28 Dec 2010
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Hi. Welcome To HealthcareMagic

You have been rightly informed that Isoniazid can cause acne-like lesions. But you should not stop Isoniazid. It is suggested that you use a topical retinoid like tretinoin or adaplaene until you complete the course of anti-tuberculosis drugs and continue even for some time later. Please use the topical application only at night and under the strict observance of a dermatologist.

Regards, Dr. Jagdish
Answered: Tue, 28 Dec 2010
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