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Facial acne. Taking medication for tuberculosis, acne subsides on stopping medicine. Acne treatment required?

Doctor,I ve been taking tuberculosis medicine for over 8 months now and my medication was extended as a precaution although my tuberculosis is now clear and as of recently my acne has increased a lot. Whenever I skip my medicine,it reduces tremendously. So should I just wait till I finish my medication or take treatment for the acne?
Asked On : Fri, 7 Dec 2012
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In all probability your acne is drug induced. So once the antitubercular therapy is stopped either it will clear on its own or you might require few anti acne medicines to have a clean face. Tuberculosis being more serious condition than acne, it is imperative that you take your anti tubercular medicines regularly even at the cost of having temporary skin flaws. There is no harm in starting an anti acne medication along with antitubercular drugs as it will definitely improve your skin. However a proper analysis of your skin is required to ascertain the severity of acne, so that treatment can be started likewise. Hence, you need to consult a dermatologist nearby. Take care.
Dr Kalpana
Answered: Thu, 13 Dec 2012
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