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There are many treatments that can help clear up acne, depending on the severity of the condition. Some spots require no treatment, while creams or gels, such as benzoyl peroxide, are available over the counter for self-treatment. If the problem is more severe, your GP may suggest prescription- strength gels, cream, or tablets. Topical treatments include vitamin A-related isotretinoin, antibiotic and azelaic acid creams and gels. Oral treatments include vitamin A-related isotretinoin and antibiotic tablets. These may have to be used for several months. Getting treatment for acne early is important to help prevent scarring. Follow the links below to find BootsWebMD's comprehensive coverage about acne treatments and much more.

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