I have had acne for 12 years and last year finally went to my GP about it. He prescribed doxycycline which cleared me after 3 months, however the capsules ran out and it took a week to get a new prescription, I therefore broke out like never before. After that the doxy no longer worked, after 3 more months I switched to lymecycline, which did nothing, 3 months later erythromycin, which also did nothing, along with differin, which made things even worse. My acne has never been this bad and now I'm wondering if the antibiotics have led to follitulitis - either fungal or gram negative. I have used BP too which used to improve things slightly but never cleared me.
I just wondered what anyone else thought? I have been washing my face with Hibiscrub (Hibicleans) for a few days now and I also have head and shoulders shampoo, it hasn't made a difference so far. I have an appt booked with my GP in a few weeks and I'm going to ask for a referral to a specialist derm (even though my GP used to be a derm).