Well I am a 16 year old dealing with acute acne, hoping to find some type of cure. I've always had pimples but never this bad and this all started last year in july. It's was actually a lot worse then I have it now. My face was swollen and I was in a lot of pain. Now I have a little less acne then last year but it still hurts and my face is really red. I have to go to a dermatologist because it obvious that this isn't going to go away just be waiting it out. My doctor currently has me on this antibiotic called "Erythrocin" and has me putting this gel called "Adapalene" before I go to sleep. To be honest I don't see anything changing, instead it has made my acne worse and I'm not sure if it's because it's cleaning everything I have inside or because my skin is just getting worse. As of now I'm really considering taking accutane. At first I didn't want to do it but I feel like at this point it's my only hope left.