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alternative to doxycycline for acne

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
36 years experience Pediatrics
It can be.: Depending on your definition of "mild acne," doxycycline may be prescribed if topical medications are not helping. Usually it is prescribed for modera ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
What else has been: tried? It might not be needed if acne can be controlled with topicals. Your doctor can look at the whole picture to see if oral antibiotics are indica ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Maybe briefly: But after a week or so, they usually will make it go away. If not, your physician has something stronger. Best wishes.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alonso Morales Medina
Specializes in Medicina Interna
Usually safe. : It is generally well tolerated. Incidence of adverse effects for doxycycline is around 2.3 patients per million patients per year. Esophageal erosions ... Read More
Dr. Charles Turck
17 years experience Pharmacology
Yes: Doxycycline is used for severe acne. It often needs to be taken for 6-8 weeks before results are seen, and some patients take it indefinitely / long-t ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
38 years experience Dermatology
6 weeks: Need at least 4-6 weeks to see improvement.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
It's usually okay: You may get some diarrhea from it, and if you're a female, you may get a candida infection. If this happens, stop it. It can make you sensitive to sun ... Read More
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A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
It can: Not only does the Doxycycline suppress the bacteria that cause acne, it exhibits an modest antiinflammatory effect. Coming off of it may lead to an a ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Orestes Pablos
61 years experience General Surgery
YES: Doxycycline is a very safe antiotic and attacks many differents bacterias, mainly from the skin.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Standard protocol: This is a rather standard practice.It has been done on patients for decades with no specific problem when done under proper supervision.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
It varies: The key is that you must never use an antibiotic as sole therapy. Topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid are your best friends, used in conjunc ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Resume Rx: Acne is a chronic disease and antibiotics only keep it at bay. Truth be told, your physician might have done well to warn you that your acne will retu ... Read More

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