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Zazzed 02-10-2013 09:27 PM

Acne and Meds
Do people go to the doctor for acne? How bad does it have to be for you to actually go!?

Stoler99 02-18-2013 04:04 PM

Re: Acne and Meds
If its severe or really bad acne, i go to the derm.
I would recommend going to the Derm and asking for either clindamycin or Doxycycline.
Either one of those Antibiotics did wonders for getting rid of my face and body acne.
I would recommend 150MG or 300MG of clindamycin if you get that.
If you get Doxcycline, i would ask for 100MG.
Doxycyline will be hard on your stomach the first time you take it.
It took my body 2 days to get used to it.
You can also use a good cleanser, toner and lotion with salicylic acid.
salicylic acid works good for my skin.
For body acne you can get the neutrogena clear body scrub which has 2% salicylic acid.

MSNik 02-19-2013 05:04 AM

Re: Acne and Meds
Yes, people go to the Dermatologist all the time for acne. Dermatologists specialize in skin conditions and the most common is acne.
There are literally thousands of types of antibiotics and drugs which can be given depending on the type of acne and the severity of your acne. For some people, they go for only one major breakout which wont clear up- this can be injected with medicine and will clear up within 24 hours. For others, they go for routine acne maintenance and will go on a long time antibiotic. There are other drugs which are not antibiotics, but do attack acne. You wont know your choices or find out what is right for you unless you go and get it checked out!
Almost any dermatologist is qualified to help you make a good choice for treatment for yourself.
Hope this helps.

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