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Question: effective acne medication?


 t.odeh - Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:03 am

Hello i am a 26 year old male who has suffered from acne since the age of about 14.My skin is very oily, i have tried accutane three times and 5 treatments of smoothbeam laser to try to reduce sebacious gland production with only temporary results.My questions is would 5mg Finasteride be a treatment option worth persuing and if so is 5mg daily an effective dose?

thank you. T
 Debbie Miller, RN - Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:39 am

User avatar Hello,
This might very well help when other treatments fail. 5 mg. would be the recommended daily dosage of this medication. Also, continue to wash your face daily with mild soap, not harsh abrasives often advertised to help. Pat gently and avoid trauma to the face. Apply salicylic acid topically (lightly) and keep this routine up daily. Some people benefit from benzoyl peroxide as well. But, again, keep the amount minimal.

Best wishes.

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