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dr abid, Doctor (other than dermatologist)
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Experience:  I have completed my training in Internal Medicine with sufficent experience to handle variety of patients having skin problem
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I have been having a problem with mild cystic looking acne

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Hi,
I have been having a problem with mild cystic looking acne for the past couple of years. I am a 24 yr old male and have been to multiple consultants and given over the counter treatments without any luck. I am currently in my 5 month of taking 100mg doxycycline tablets and applying strong Duac cream nightly but they are no longer taking effect. I wondered if I could get some advice on something stronger.
Many thanks,
Tom
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  dr abid replied 1 month ago.

Hi. I amCustomerWelcome to Just Answer and thank you for the question.
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Expert:  dr abid replied 1 month ago.

Thank you for your question ...

I would suggest you , Isotretinonin , This medicine is reserved for people with the most severe acne. Isotretinoin (Amnesteem) is a powerful drug for people whose acne doesn't respond to other treatments.

Oral isotretinoin is very effective. But because of its potential side effects, doctors need to closely monitor anyone they treat with this drug. In addition to that , A variety of light based therapies have been tried with success. Light therapy targets the bacteria that cause acne inflammation. Some types of light therapy are done in a doctor's office. Blue light therapy can be done at home with a hand-held device.

You can have such options , please discuss with your dr for that .

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Expert:  dr abid replied 1 month ago.

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