Deb - posted on 05/12/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )
Hi everyone - I am at my wits end with my 10 year olds acne. She is on her 3 round of prescription medication and if anything, it is getting worse. At first, the benzoyl peroxide and sac acid worked. When that stopped, she was prescribed a topical antibiotic which worked great; until she built up a tolerance to it. Now she is on an oral antibiotic with a retinoid cream. I know that you need to put in a good 12 weeks to see results, but we see NOTHING. Luckily her face is not too bad, but her back and chest are awful, and its now starting to cover her shoulders and go up her neck. Now that the nice weather is here she doesn't want to wear short sleeve shirts or v-necks - and doesn't even want to go to camp next month because she'll have to wear a bathing suit; it so heartbreaking! Also tried tea tree oil and all the home remedies and there is just absolutely NO improvement.