13 year old Son with acne

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by Titch2003 on Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:37 pm

13 year old Son with acne

My Son is 13 and due to lockdown his hair had gone wild. He has recently just had it cut and has been hiding terrible acne on his forehead. Can anyone give me some advise please. He is hesitant to leave the house and he is now paranoid about his skin :-(

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by Dr Anton Alexandroff on Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:18 pm

Re: 13 year old Son with acne


I am so sorry to hear about your son terrible acne!
I would suggset that your GP or dermatologist would consider prescribing antibiotic (e.g. Lymecycline) and a retinoid gel Epiduo. Other treatments are also available e.g. Roacutane.

I hope this is helpful.
With Best Wishes,

Dr Anton Alexandroff FRCP(UK) PhD CCT(Derm) FRSM FAAD
Consultant Dermatologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer
The British Skin Foundation Spokesperson
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