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Category: Dermatology
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I have problems with my skin - acne kind off, can't quite

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I have problems with my skin - acne kind off, can't quite describe it, it is like tiny bumps on my cheeks and forehead, that i have had for years
JA: When did acne first appear? Have you used any medication for this?
Customer: It got worse since 2018 since starting uni, i have used benzyl peroxide, from a subscription called dermatica, but it keeps coming back
JA: Got it. Have you seen a dermatologist about acne?
Customer: no
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Dermatologist should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 6 days ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 6 days ago.

Hello. I'm The Good Dr., licensed and practicing physician. Excellent service is my goal.

Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 6 days ago.

I would try differin gel and benzoyl peroxide

one in the AM

one at night

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
I have found topical treatments really irritate my skin, even if i put spf on top
Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 6 days ago.

you need oral antibiotics then

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
is that something that can be prescribed online?
Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 6 days ago.

no we are not allowed I'm sorry

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Oh i see no worries, if I do go to the Gp my worry is my acne is not bad enough for oral abx ?
Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 6 days ago.

yes it is if you can't tolerate topicals

what other options is there?

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
I mean apart from going on the pill I don’t think there is anything else
Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 6 days ago.

no