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Forehead Acne flare-ups
Hi there,

I year ago i had gone to my dermatologist as i had a flare up of  acne on my forehead which i have been suffering from for the past 2 years.

he prescribed a subscription of Minaxen 50 for 6 months and the acne seemed to go calm down a lot. a year later while still taking the prescription im still having flare-ups of acne and cant seem to get a appointment with him till next year.. should i keep taking the pills and continue the daily face wash of La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel?

I also think that my hair wax has something to do with the acne

Thanks
Karl Naja
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Hi Karl!

It is not advised to use the antibiotic without prescription or for longer than it was initially prescribed for. You could try some OTC ointments containing benzoyl peroxide/ clindamycin. If these do not seem to be effective and you are unable to see your dermatologist, I would suggest consulting a primary care physician or another dermatologist for appropriate management.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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