Teen acne

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by siobhan7116 on Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:04 am

Teen acne

My 14 year old daughter has acne and I just wondered what you would recommend to start using and at what point should we consult a GP?

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by Dr Anton Alexandroff on Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:49 pm

Re: Teen acne

Thank you for your question. If it is mild you can use over the counter benzoyl peroxide. If it is more severe or does not respond to the treatment consult your GP for an antibiotic, Epiduo or DUAC gel and combined oral contraceptive pill. Your doctor can also refer you to a dermatologist for Roacutane treatment.

I hope this is helpful.
With Best Wishes,

Dr Anton Alexandroff FRCP(UK) PhD CCT(Derm) FRSM FAAD
Consultant Dermatologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer
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