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Suggest medicines for acne.

Hi. I have had a tubal ligation done 6 months ago after my 3rd child. I am suffering with severe acne on my chin an forehead areas. Prior to my pregnancy used a combined oral contraceptive which cleared my acne. I am 27 years old and am currently using anti acne facial products. Please advise what medication can be used to clear the acne.
Fri, 4 Jul 2014
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Hello,
Welcome to healthcare magic.

I understand from your query that you are havig mild to moderate acne.

Wash your face with a pH balanced face wash, preferably a one containing 1-2% salicylic acid. You may apply a gel containing clindamycin 1% in the morning over pimples and Benzoyl peroxide 2.5% gel at night over pimple prone areas.

If acne is not well controlled with topicals alone, you could take oral antibiotics like doxycycline or azithromycin under the supervision of a dermatologist.

Avoid creams on your face. Avoid oil on your scalp. Diet is important. Avoid milk and milk products like cheese, chocolates, sweets, sugary foods and drinks. Eat a lot of fruits rich in vitamin A (anything with lot of color).

Hope this helped.
Take care.
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Suggest medicines for acne.

Hello, Welcome to healthcare magic. I understand from your query that you are havig mild to moderate acne. Wash your face with a pH balanced face wash, preferably a one containing 1-2% salicylic acid. You may apply a gel containing clindamycin 1% in the morning over pimples and Benzoyl peroxide 2.5% gel at night over pimple prone areas. If acne is not well controlled with topicals alone, you could take oral antibiotics like doxycycline or azithromycin under the supervision of a dermatologist. Avoid creams on your face. Avoid oil on your scalp. Diet is important. Avoid milk and milk products like cheese, chocolates, sweets, sugary foods and drinks. Eat a lot of fruits rich in vitamin A (anything with lot of color). Hope this helped. Take care.