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Experience:  30 years practice in general and cosmetic dermatology
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I am suffering from mild acne on my forehead, along the side

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I am suffering from mild acne on my forehead, along the side of my face and on my cheeks. I went to see my doctor and he has asked me to take an antibiotic called Tetralysal 300mg for 3 months but I am quite sceptical because of its side effects, and bad reviews on YouTube , please help
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Could you prescribe me any particular medicines or treatment to get rid of this acne and spots and scars firdt
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

I am sorry you have bad acne.

are you taking testosterone or steroid supplements? this can cause acne.

doxycycline creams or pills is a more common antibiotic used to treat bacteria in skin pores causing acne.

you need blood tests to check thyroid hormone levels as well and cortisol levels as well which can cause acne and skin changes.

have you had these tests yet?