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I'm currently using epiduo forte and I'm not happy with the results. I thinking about asking my doctor for tretenoin. Has anyone used tretenoin before and can a gp prescribe it or do i have to go to a dermatologist? Thank you  

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Make sure you have ordinary acne BEFORE you take any meds. If epiduo forte is not controlling your acne, you may have fungal acne, NOT ordinary acne.

Have you taken antibiotics or other meds ? Antibiotics CAUSE fungal acne. Do you have dandruff or a white tongue ? These are signs of fungal acne.

Do the following to control fungal acne.

1. Buy clotrimazole topical antifungal cream (often sold as Canesten - no prescription needed) and apply it to the areas with the bumps 2-3 times a day. Topical antifungal creams are totally safe.

2. Wash your hair in an antidandruff shampoo.

3. Do NOT apply any moisturisers or organic oils to the areas with the bumps. Keep your skin very dry. Wipe off sweat. Fungus loves moisture. And one type of fungus that causes acne FEEDS on organic oils.

4. Do NOT exfoliate your skin.

I am happy to hear back from you.

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