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Recurring acne vulgaris, all testts and hormonal examinations are normal. No improvement with medicines. How can I cure it?

acne vulgaris .i have this problem from round 7 to 8 years.have taken treatments from 2 to 3 dermatologists for 2 to 3 yrs continuously. bt no is is very damaged.had all kind of tests including harmonal examination.all is normal. have regular menses.doctors have prescribed heavy medicines including vit A injections . bt no significant improvement. age 22. plz help
Asked On : Sat, 23 Jun 2012
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You may be having recalcitrant type of acne on your face which is resistent to normal treatment . You need oral Retinoid (vit A) like ISOTRETINOIN 20 mg for atleast 2 months initially after checking blood tryglycerides and liver function tests which should be normal before starting therapy and most importantly you must not be pregnant or getting pregnant even after stopping treatment for 2 month since it is a potential teratogenic drug.
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