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I have been fighting acne...
I have been fighting acne on my lower chin area for years now. I have taken all the Cyclin medication but it works for a while but then becomes uneffective. The dermatoligist now advises me to take Accutane for a period of 3 months but I am skepticle as I have read some horable things. A freind told me that I should try Glycolic Acid Cream 10% would this really work? I am desperate now as this is becoming depressing! The acne is also starting between my eyebrows and a little on my forehead now but not much.
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Dermatology
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Dermatologist: Dr. Skinner, Dermatologist replied 8 years ago
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I would suggest you try Azithromycin 500mg daily for 10 days a month 1 hour before food.Repeat this monthly for 3 months.Topical applications should include Differin gel by night, Zineryt lotion by day and Benzac AC 2.5 gel by evening.

The other option is to take accutane again as a low dose pulse of 20mg daily for 10 days a month for 6 months.Going low and slow in Accutane dose helps in reducing side effects.

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Does any of these products have Clindimycin in them or Cleocin T? If the problem continues after the 3 months what should i do next? Are you saying use the 2 products at night together? I will suggest to my doctor as im sure i will need a prescription for these items.
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Actually I have taken Zithromax 500mg as well a pfizer prod. and I still have the problem?
Dermatologist: Dr. Skinner, Dermatologist replied 8 years ago

Did u take it as a pulse treatment? If not try zithromax for 3 months as I have suggested.None of them contain clindamycin.Apply zineryt in the morning (9 AM), Benzac AC 2.5 evening (7pm) and Differin gel at bedtime.

If Zithromax has been taken previously as a pulse then go for the low dose pulse with accutane.Remember Accutane has been in use for acne since 1983 and is a well established treatment for acne.But go low and slow to minimise side effects.

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