What treatment options are there for severe acne relapse after Acnotin? (photo)
I'm a 22 year old female. I'm currently experiencing really bad breakouts after stopping low dosage of Acnotin 6 months ago. I've tried many types of topical treatments with no results. I do not wish to go back to taking Acnotin as I'm planning to have a baby. What other options are there for me?
In pregnancy, treatment options do get more limited due to safety issues.
Topical treatments are generally safer and include:
- Benzoyl peroxide
- Glycolic acid
- Azelaic acid
- Salicylic acid (only in low concentrations and to be used with caution)
If you have tried those without much response, the following oral antibiotics can be considered:
Other treatments will be machine driven therapies such as different lasers targeted at treating acne.
Do speak with your doctor so that a safe and effective plan can be tailored for you.
Hope this helps.
All the best!