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Epiduo + Antibiotics Help!

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Hi everyone,

I have mild acne, and I was recently prescribed epiduo and the antibiotic AKAMIN, by my doctor! It has been 11 days so far, and nothing much has changed as I still get the same amount of blemishes and such as I did before! The only problem I'm having is with the Epiduo! I know that the itching, redness, stinging and blotchiness is common, however, it has been so painful I have had to put ice on my face because it was so swollen! I generally have a high tolerance towards pain, but this is just extremely painful!! I stopped using it for 2 nights, then went back on it, but it is still causing such painful irritation! HELP!! And does anybody know when I should start seeing results? Thanks!!

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If your face is swollen it could very well be an allergy to BP. Stop using it to see if your face goes back to normal then try again. Itchiness and dryness is normal. Pain and swolleness is not


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If your face is swollen it could very well be an allergy to BP. Stop using it to see if your face goes back to normal then try again. Itchiness and dryness is normal. Pain and swolleness is not

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Hi everyone,

I have mild acne, and I was recently prescribed epiduo and the antibiotic AKAMIN, by my doctor! It has been 11 days so far, and nothing much has changed as I still get the same amount of blemishes and such as I did before! The only problem I'm having is with the Epiduo! I know that the itching, redness, stinging and blotchiness is common, however, it has been so painful I have had to put ice on my face because it was so swollen! I generally have a high tolerance towards pain, but this is just extremely painful!! I stopped using it for 2 nights, then went back on it, but it is still causing such painful irritation! HELP!! And does anybody know when I should start seeing results? Thanks!!

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