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Acne: Options Beyond Oral Antibiotics When Your Patient is “Breaking out” (Video: 5:26 minutes)

Acne: Options Beyond Oral Antibiotics When Your Patient is “Breaking out” (Video: 5:26 minutes)

“We tend to overuse oral antibiotics for acne, and we’ve done so for so long, that we’ve induced resistance to a lot of antibiotics.” After 3 months, advises this dermatologist, use topical therapy in a vigorous fashion. There are all kinds of options, which are succinctly outlined here. These include oral contraceptives, spironolactone, oral zinc, retinoids, azelaic or salicylic acid, and dapsone.



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