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Doc has me on antibiotics, and TWO topicals

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Hi guys. I've been battling Acne since 7th grade, and I'm now a sophomore in high school. My dermatologist had me on Benza-clin for about 2 years and it didnt work, this was at a point where acne wasn't a horrible threat to me so I didn't really question it.

About 6 months ago, he put me on Cefalexin (sp?), the antibiotic, and Retin-A-Micro and Klaron, recommending I put the Retin-A on with Klaron after.

I have moderate acne, could probably get some pictures up tomorrow. Nothing serious but my pimpes seem to stay forever. I have a nasty habit of picking the zits that I'm trying to kick.

Does my doctor's treatment seem strange to anyone? Aren't topical and antibiotics for 2 different problems? Is he just trying to guess what I have? I haven't really spoken to him about the actual cause of my acne but if you guys can let me know anything to ask on my next visit I'll be sure to remember.

Thanks in advance!

PS: I'm new here, first post!

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Hi guys. I've been battling Acne since 7th grade, and I'm now a sophomore in high school. My dermatologist had me on Benza-clin for about 2 years and it didnt work, this was at a point where acne wasn't a horrible threat to me so I didn't really question it.

About 6 months ago, he put me on Cefalexin (sp?), the antibiotic, and Retin-A-Micro and Klaron, recommending I put the Retin-A on with Klaron after.

I have moderate acne, could probably get some pictures up tomorrow. Nothing serious but my pimpes seem to stay forever. I have a nasty habit of picking the zits that I'm trying to kick.

Does my doctor's treatment seem strange to anyone? Aren't topical and antibiotics for 2 different problems? Is he just trying to guess what I have? I haven't really spoken to him about the actual cause of my acne but if you guys can let me know anything to ask on my next visit I'll be sure to remember.

Thanks in advance!

PS: I'm new here, first post!


Skin issues: Dealing with blackheads and non-infalmed acne. The most stubborn ever. A few pimples on shoulders as well. Treating with Tea Tree Oil Soap.

My Regime

Morning:

Cetaphil (normal to oily)

Lumene Matte Balancing Toner

Olay Complete Moisturizer for Sensative Skin

Philosophy The Present Clear Make-Up primer

Make-up:

Aubrey Nicole Mineral Make-up

Night:

Cleanse with Cetaphil (normal to oily)

Alpha Hydrox 12% AHA Souffle

Pills:

Bactrim twice a day

Zinc

Omega-3/Omege-6 Fish Oilx2

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Hi guys. I've been battling Acne since 7th grade, and I'm now a sophomore in high school. My dermatologist had me on Benza-clin for about 2 years and it didnt work, this was at a point where acne wasn't a horrible threat to me so I didn't really question it.

About 6 months ago, he put me on Cefalexin (sp?), the antibiotic, and Retin-A-Micro and Klaron, recommending I put the Retin-A on with Klaron after.

I have moderate acne, could probably get some pictures up tomorrow. Nothing serious but my pimpes seem to stay forever. I have a nasty habit of picking the zits that I'm trying to kick.

Does my doctor's treatment seem strange to anyone? Aren't topical and antibiotics for 2 different problems? Is he just trying to guess what I have? I haven't really spoken to him about the actual cause of my acne but if you guys can let me know anything to ask on my next visit I'll be sure to remember.

Thanks in advance!

PS: I'm new here, first post!


Take responsibility for your health; read the full prescribing information for any medication you take and understand that not all risks or potential side effects will likely ever be fully known.

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