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Acne is a distressing condition but is common and affects most people at some point in their life.

It can be:

mild - causing blackheads and whiteheads

moderate - causing small red bumps and small pus filled spots

severe - causing large pus filled spots and tender lumps 

It most commonly affects the face but can develop on the back and chest.

If you are finding that over the counter treatments are not working, then we may be able to prescribe an antibiotic gel or tablets.

We can however only treat patients over the age of 18 in our Virtual clinic.

Please visit the following site for further information regarding the condition:

patient.info/health/acne-leaflet


Common Symptoms

Common Symptoms

  • Blackheads on the skin
  • Whiteheads on the skin
  • Pimples on the skin
  • Rough skin
Common Treatments

Possible treatments we prescribe if clinically appropriate: 

  • Lymecycline 408mg Once Daily - 1 month course £8.58 or 2 Months £17.16
  • Doxycycline 50mg Two Tablets Daily - 1 month course £3.22 or 2 Months £6.44
  • Zineryt (Erythromycin and Zinc) Lotion - 30ml £7.71 or 90ml £16.68
  • Duac (Clindamycin and 5% Benzoyl Peroxide) Gel - 25g £10.95 or 50g £21.89

Prices shown are cost price of the medication, taken from the British National Formulary 2016, and are given as a guideline. Pharmacies will add on a dispensing fee to this which will vary considerably, so it is worthwhile phoning around to compare prices.

Please visit the following sites for further information regarding the medication:

Lymecycline - medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/26915

Doxycycline - medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/18078

Zineryt - medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/18688

Duac - medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/24160

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