Why isn't his acne clearing up?

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My son has been on antibiotic since Nov..   He no longer gets the big whiteheads but his face still has acne..  In the morning his face looks clear but then in the afternoon I notice tiny bumps and it's red and blotchy.  Why is this?  We are using a gentle soap for sensitive skin and the cream the Dr gave us is the lowest dose and we use it every 2 days because it's drying.   About 2 weeks ago I emailed pictures to Dr and she switched antibiotics.  So we'll see if this helps.  It's just so frustrating because it has been about 5 months.   My other son had acne but we used a special soap and face cream which cleared up in a few months.

Just wondering if others have these tiny bumps and red blotchy skin in  the afternoon.

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  • Posted

    Hi I wonder if your son has acne roscea?  It is acne but of a different type.  Might be worth asking his doctor. x
  • Posted

    Hi... if your son has acne, it may happen due to many different reasons. You have to consult with the doctor.
  • Posted

    I called the Dr about a week later and she switched the antibiotic.  His skin is much clearer!!   : )

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