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Yes antibiotics can help reduce acne symptoms alot. The usual ones are tetracycline and erythromycin. They're usually used when infection is present or in a severe case. Other treatments include:

Topical medications that dry up the oil and/or promote skin peeling may contain benzoyl peroxide, sulfur, resorcinol, salicylic acid or tretinoin, or retinoic acid (Retin-A). These kind of suck tho if it's in your hair.

Antibiotics may be prescribed if the skin lesions appear infected. Topical antibiotics (applied to a localized area of the skin) such as clindamycin or erythromycin are also used to control infection.

Synthetic vitamin A analogues (isotretinoin, Accutane) have been shown to be of benefit in the treatment of severe acne. However, pregnant women and sexually active adolescent females should not take this medication!

Other medications may include topical or injected forms of cortisone.

Good luck at the dermatoligist. Let's hope it's something real easy to cure :) Let me know if you can, as I'd like to have the information for future reference.