Acne treatment in females

 

Recommended treatment in females

Topical
treatments
(excl. ABs)

Mild

Non-inflammed


Comedomes

(Blackheads)

Mild - Moderate

Inflammed


Papules / pustules

Moderate

Inflammed


Greater number or more extensive

Moderate/ severe

Inflammed


As above with some scarring

Severe

Inflammed


Nodular lesions with scarring

Topical Retinoids
Topical RetinoidsTopical_treatments.html
Oral antibioticsOral_antibiotics.html
Topical
Benzoyl peroxideTopical_treatments.html
Topical
AntibioticsTopical_antibiotics.html
Oral antibiotics
Oral antibiotics
+
IsotretinoinOral_Retinoids.html

Reassess after 2 months

Reassess after 3 months

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Improved

Not Improved

Continue
Topical Rx
and review in 3-6 mth
Oral antibiotics
Try alternate
Topical
Rx

Improved

Not Improved

Continue oral antibiotics for 6 mth, then use topical
Try alternative oral antibiotics

Not Improved

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Hormone preparationsHormone_treatments.html
Add hormone preparations
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