What is the role of medications in the treatment of acneiform eruptions?

Updated: Jul 29, 2019
  • Author: Julianne H Kuflik, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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The goals of pharmacotherapy are to reduce inflammation, eliminate infection if present, reduce morbidity, and prevent complications.

Treatment varies with the particular disease suspected and consists of a wide range of methods, including excision, laser ablation, topical/oral antibiotics, topical/oral retinoids, and drug withdrawal. Please review individual topics in Physical Examination for greater detail.


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