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I've had a skin breakout/recurring bumps on my face, check

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I've had a skin breakout/recurring bumps on my face, check and neck for nearing a year now. It initially started with a reaction I had to a bronzing spray. Went to a dermatologist and they diagnosed as folliculitis. I took oral meds and used 2 topical creams (Clindamycin and Triamcinolone). My skin cleared up for a bit but has basically been recurring constantly for 8 months. I went to the dermatologist again about a month or so ago and got a couple different topicals (Ziana gel, Elidel & more Clindamycin gel). However, the bumps are still in full force on my skin. I have always had very clear skin and I'm so tired of this not going away. I've also tried everything over the counter that I've read about as well and I'm just at a loss on what to do to cure this.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 4 months ago.


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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
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Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 4 months ago.

This is simple acne.

I would stop all antibiotics.

I would ask your doctor for a retinoid analogue medicine.

This will work completely differently.

If he insists on an antibiotic gel, use metrogel, ask about that.

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
It doesn't seem like simple acne though. The bumps will randomly flare up one day and then the next they will be completely gone, they are not like regular pimples. This pattern repeats itself constantly.
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 4 months ago.

Typical of adult acne, or rosacea.

Treatment of this is a combination of medication, hygiene, look at hormones and correcting any problems, and diet.

That is more comprehensive than what your doctor will typically do.

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