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Recurring acne, taken isotane, azento, benzac ac 2.5%gel, clinmiskin, using cetaphil face wash

I had bad acne 5 yrs back..I had a dose of isotane. I recovered and then had a mild acne breakout last yr..again low dose of isotane for 3 months. I was clear till february.I then threaded my face which caused me to break out along the sides of m,y face. I was prescribed azento for a month and application of benzac ac 2.5%gel and clinmiskin at night and morning. I wash my face with cetaphil . I am getting married in less than a month and I have 10 odd acnes on my face. It is scary .I am 25 yrs old
Asked On : Fri, 11 May 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
thanks for using healthcare magic.

i will be glad to be of assistance

i can understand your concern.

acne is seen in individuals from teenage years till the age of 25 years. so do not worry , i will recommend a good routine.

hope you have not been picking up on any of the lesions as that will lead to deep scars and pigmentation.

you need to follow a routine of cleansing, sunscreen , creams daily.

cleanse your face with cetaphil cleansing lotion for acne prone skin thrice daily.

sunscreen needs to be used daily , neutrogena would be a good choice

a course of tab. doxycycline 100 mg once a day for a month will take care of the remaining acne.

also taking saliclylic peels from your dermatologist once in 2 weeks will also help. in case you are short of time, you can use retinoic acid cream 0.025% and glycolic acid cream 6%on alternate nights on full face for 2 hours every night.

and in the morning , application of benzac ac and clinmiskin should be continued.

and using azelaic acid cream 10% for 2 hours every evening will also be beneficial.

please let me know your queries.

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Dermatologist Dr. Puvvula Kishore Kumar's  Response
Hi..dear user..,
Thanks for choosing HCM..,
Acne in Ur age is common..,
But reccurent acne is due to spurt of haormones..,
and diet pattern..,
So monitor those..,
1) Frequent washes with Salicylic acid washes and low Ph soaps..,
2) Tab...Doxycycline 100 mg ..30 days daiy after lunch..,
3) Morning times use....SUNSCREEN LOTION....Sunacre or Suncote..,
4) Night times use Clindamycin and Adapelene will give good result...,
5) Don't squeeze or pinch the lesions...,
6) Take plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables..,
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