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    It's gross and on the top half of my back. I shower every other day and am currently on medication to try and get rid of it but its still there. Im also scared about the scarring it will leave.
    Can anyone give me advice please. I hate worrying about it and stressing about what im going to wear to make sure nobody can see it.
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    See your GP and get referred to a dermatologist if it is bad. I had the same problem for years and was on antibiotics for years which did nothing but I eventually got put on Accutane. It cleared up my skin in less than a year. It can have different side effects but knowing the psychological effect the acne was having on me, I would say it is definitely worth it! I know it's hard and you can feel embarrassed about it (even though we cant help it), but remember it won't be forever! Keep you head held high xxx
    SInce then my confidence and self esteem has grown so much that I can't imagine living how I did a few years ago. Best of luck xxx
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    Also there was some pigmentation scarring (it was still red) to begin with where the acne had been. But I personally have found that getting a tan in the summer and time has made it fade. It took about a year after I finished my course of Accutane for the pigmentation to fade xxx
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    Thank you that's extremely reassuring, im also on antibiotics. My gp wants me to try them for three months before i try anything else. Im in a mindset that its gonna be there forever and its so stressful.
    Mine go dark rather than red im really hoping they will fade after time.
    I will look up Accutane and ask my gp about it after my course of antibiotics. Thank you xxxxxx
 
 
 
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