Acne vulgaris: One treatment does not fit all
Sharon J. Longshore, RPH, MD
Department of Dermatology, The Cleveland Clinic
Kimberly Hollandsworth, MD
University Hospital Dermatology Associates, Inc., Dermatopathology & General Dermatology, University Hospitals’ Bolwell Health Center, Cleveland
Address: Sharon J. Longshore, RPH, MD, Department of Dermatology, The Cleveland Clinic, A61, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195
ABSTRACTWith many treatments now available for acne vulgaris, the treatment must be tailored to the type and severity of the lesions. Most mild-to-moderate cases can be treated with a benzoyl peroxide product, a topical or oral antibiotic, a topical retinoid, or a combination of these medications. Antibiotic resistance is becoming a challenge for many once-reliable topical and oral antibiotics.