Acne

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  • Updated:15 Aug 2004
 

04.Treatment summary

>>>Try first
Benzoyl peroxide
>>>May help
Azelaic acid
Resorcinol
Sulphur
Salicylic acid
Tea tree oil
Topical vitamin A
Zinc supplements
>>>Antiseptic cleansers
(no good evidence of effectivenenss)
Triclosan
Cetrimide
Chlorhexidine gluconate
Phenoxyisopropanol
Prescription acne treatments (if OTC products don’t help)
>>>Topical retinoids
Tretinoin
Isotretinoin
Adapalene
>>>Topical antibiotics
Clindamycin
Erythromycin
>>>Oral antibiotics
Doxycycline
Tetracycline
Erythromycin
Minocycline
>>>Hormonal treatment
Contraceptive pill

>>>For severe acne
Oral isotretinoin
 

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