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#3353211 Back Acne, Small And Large Red Lumps ! Help...

Posted by katiejanezeebra on 29 May 2013 - 05:11 PM

I have been on basically every antibiotic that is going for the treatment of bacne. None worked. What my GP and Dermatologist failed to tell me was that antibiotics do not help to cure acne or even prevent it. Their task is simply to reduce the redness and inflammation that occurs. Mine was mild to moderate and I noticed absolutely no change with antibiotics or any tablet treatment. This wasn't through lack of trying or not finishing my course, we are talking five different antibiotics over 4 years. I felt it was hopeless, but hope is not lost! Topical treatments are the way forward. Retin A wasn't good for my skin as I had an allergic reaction but I've heard great things about it (but coming up to summer with lots of sun it might not be a good option) and I am currently on epiduo benzyl peroxide which is working wonders. My skin is virtually clear of spots and I am just waiting for my skin to heal. I would be happy to answer any further questions you have on other treatments as believe me I have tried everything! Natural remedies, light therapies... everything...