What kind of acne could this be?

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I started getting acne since the age of 14 (I'm 20 now). sometimes it is severe and sometimes it clears out completely. from the past 2 weeks i'm having severe acne. it is big, painful and red. I don't know what type of acne this is. can someone tell me what i should do to clear this.imageimage

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    It looks like cystic acne, this can be caused by a hormonal imbalance. There are different treatments you can try, like antibiotics, the contraceptive pill (I wouldn't personally recommend this because of the side effects), isotretinoin and various topical antibiotics. I have polycystic ovarian syndrome and have had acne on and off since I was 12. There are certain things that have helped my acne like giving up dairy, alcohol and sugar, also the sun can help or even sunbeds. Salicylic acid is good, it helps with the redness and infection. The product I use is called Paula's choice anti redness exfoliating solution, it is quite expensive but it is the best thing I have tried. It really helps with painful acne it gets rid of the spots much quicker and can prevent them becoming so big and sore. I have tried cheaper products with salicylic acid in and they don't really work the same. I think there has to be 2% salicylic acid for it to be effective.

    You can also try laser treatment.

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