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How do you treat persistent acne?

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For persistent acne, antibiotics (taken by mouth or applied to the skin) are generally used. Some antibiotics have both antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. These are often prescribed for short-term use (usually a few months).

From: Teens and Acne WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Kaminer, M. , 1995. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Chiu, A. . Archives of Dermatology

Bergfeld, W. 1996. Clinician,

Harper, J. July 2004. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology,

American Academy of Dermatology web site.

NCE Health Care Sites.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on November 02, 2018

SOURCES:

Kaminer, M. , 1995. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Chiu, A. . Archives of Dermatology

Bergfeld, W. 1996. Clinician,

Harper, J. July 2004. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology,

American Academy of Dermatology web site.

NCE Health Care Sites.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on November 02, 2018

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