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What Are Some Home Remedies For The Treatment Of Cystic Acne On The Face?

Hi I have moderate to severe modular and cystic acne. I need some relief ASAP. My face looks like it has burns all over it. My face wash does not seem to help (Affinia Facial Care System by Melaleuca) and my lotion (Pond’s Clarant B3 Dark Spot Correcting Cream) only seems to clog the cyst/nodule more. What is some home treatments I can do to help my face? Can I use Triamcinolone Acetonide 0.1% Cream on my face for those types of acne? Is African Black Soap better for this type of acne?
Tue, 18 Sep 2018
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Hello,

Treatment of acne depends on severity. The creams that you are using are not used to treat acne. Mild to moderate acne we may use antibiotics oral like Doxycycline or topical like Clindamycin cream. Isotretinoin cream can also be also used.

However for severe or cystic acne the only treatment that works excellent is oral retinoids. the work magic to help severe acne.These are only advised by specialist and strictly Contraindicated in pregnancy.
Pregnancy should be avoided for an year after its use.
So if you acne is severe you can see a dermatologist. This may work very well for you.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Mahboob Ur Rahman ,
General & Family Physician
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What Are Some Home Remedies For The Treatment Of Cystic Acne On The Face?

Hello, Treatment of acne depends on severity. The creams that you are using are not used to treat acne. Mild to moderate acne we may use antibiotics oral like Doxycycline or topical like Clindamycin cream. Isotretinoin cream can also be also used. However for severe or cystic acne the only treatment that works excellent is oral retinoids. the work magic to help severe acne.These are only advised by specialist and strictly Contraindicated in pregnancy. Pregnancy should be avoided for an year after its use. So if you acne is severe you can see a dermatologist. This may work very well for you. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Mahboob Ur Rahman , General & Family Physician