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Good afternoon, I am Dr Elliot. Thank you for your question. Are you able to provide a photo? Also what treatment have you used so far?
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So for any spots if acne, Benzoyl peroxide is first line, you can get this from a pharmacy. This helps dry spots out but can irritate the skin slightly. If this is not effective you can then use a combination cream which adds in a drug called a retinoid - again this is over the counter, or an antibiotic comination cream which would require a prescription.
Stepping up from this you can use a topical retinoid and add an oral antibiotic which is used for up to 12 weeks. This is as effective as the topical antibiotic but much better if you aren't as good at using it regularly or if the acne is more widespread and not just on your face.
This will help with sore skin aswell.
This is a link to some acne treatments which may be of use to you
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