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I've been diagnosed by my doctor previously as having Rosacea due to redness on one cheek. I have been having recurring spots / pimples in the same place for a while and having googled feel that it may be cystic acne. I currently have a pimple that is swollen, red, sore and looks like it contains puss. Could you advise best course of action please? I would be happy to provide photo of needed.
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Neil
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Expert:  Dr. David replied 5 months ago.

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you need to see a dermatologist

and get a prescription for antibiotic pills and ointments like doxycycline pills and clindamycin ointment or cream to fight the infection and reduce the infected acne on the skin.

pus is often a sign of bacterial infection in skin pores causing acne.

this is best treated by antibiotics and antibiotic creams.

have you used these before to treat acne?

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Hi Dr DavidThanks for your advice. I'm traveling at the minute so unable to see a dermatologist. Hence my reason for visiting this website.I have used antibiotics before with some success but as per my initial question, these spots / pimples keep returning (in the same place). What would you recommend to prevent this in the long term not just short.What antibiotic would you recommend for cystic acne?Also, the redness that I mentioned, I have this continually. What would be your advice for this?Many ThanksNeil
Expert:  Dr. David replied 5 months ago.

I would recommend trying doxycycline pills and clindamycin ointment or cream

you can see a regular doctor as well while traveling and they can give you a prescription for antibiotics.

you may benefit from daily antibiotic soap facial scrubs in the area where they keep coming back.

they make antibiotic soap like Dial or soft soap you use to wash your hands.

you can use a small amount of that and put it on a loofah and scrub that part of your face on your cheek twice a day to hopefully keep the acne skin pore infection from coming back.

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