Sensitive skin and severe acne problem, help!

I have very sensitive skin which reacts to an awful lot of products and lately I have had quite bad acne and inflammation on my face. I have tried products with salicylic acid, which just makes my face sore. What could I use to help control my acne?

Answers from doctors (2)


Esta Kronberg, M.D.

Published on Mar 30, 2011

Since you have sensitive skin you really should see a Dermatologist. We have
a lot of gentle prescription items that are topical antibiotics you can use
for your acne. We can also use oral antibiotics to treat your acne. Your
selection of over the counter treatments is very limiting. Usually it only
takes a couple of visits to the Dermatologist to get your acne under
control.

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Answered by Esta Kronberg, M.D.

Since you have sensitive skin you really should see a Dermatologist. We have
a lot of gentle prescription items that are topical antibiotics you can use
for your acne. We can also use oral antibiotics to treat your acne. Your
selection of over the counter treatments is very limiting. Usually it only
takes a couple of visits to the Dermatologist to get your acne under
control.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Celibre Medical Corporation

Published on Mar 29, 2011

Over the counter products such as Proactiv are a good starting point.
Retin A and Glycolic acid based OTC products should also be tried.

If over the counter products are not working, you can try medications
from your dermatologist. These include prescription strength Retin A
products, antibiotics or even Accutane (in severe cases).

If medications are not working for you, then you may consider later
treatments and/or photodynamic therapy.

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Answered by Celibre Medical Corporation

Over the counter products such as Proactiv are a good starting point.
Retin A and Glycolic acid based OTC products should also be tried.

If over the counter products are not working, you can try medications
from your dermatologist. These include prescription strength Retin A
products, antibiotics or even Accutane (in severe cases).

If medications are not working for you, then you may consider later
treatments and/or photodynamic therapy.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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