I have been prone to acne since I was 12 and I've been on two pills. Two years ago I was on a pill that completely got rid of my acne until this year. In march I was put onto lymecycline anti biotics to help reduce them and it worked but I still had some acne on my face. About two weeks ago I had a massive outbreak of acne and I went to the doctors and she said it was severe so she placed me on two months of lymecycline and told me to use epiduo gel on my face every 2-4 days but it seems like this has only made it worse as I have more spots than two weeks ago when I started. I have noticed my skin has become dryer and my chin (where my acne is most severe) has become really tight and it hurts to smile. Any help would be appreciated as to what can I do to eliminate my acne. Thank you
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replied January 28th, 2018
If the acne is severe not responding to topical treatment and antibiotics then you are a candidate for isotretinoin. Make sure that there is no pregnancy involved and that proper contraception are advised. Please consult a dermatologist in this regard.


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