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can antibiotics cause pimples

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not related: If it keeps recurring have him see his doctor.

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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
9 years experience Dermatology
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or reti ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Taylor
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Allergy: You likely are having allergic reaction to one of the ingredients.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian
31 years experience Phlebology
Skin rash: It is not likely that taking meds will alter your skin. There is great data now that suggests that taking certain probiotics will improve skin health ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Pimple cyst red: Prob no way to "heal it fast". I would use makeup till it heals.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
54 years experience Radiology
Dermatologist : you should not treat it but see a dermatologist.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Depends: If the organism is sensitive (is killed by the antibiotic) then usually pretty soon in a few days. But if you have an abscess which is walled off then ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Not that simple...: Depending on what caused your pimples, antibiotics may work. Pimple formation depends on factors such as the type of bacteria present on the skin, the ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Pimples: Youbare better off using a liquid antibiotic like Clindamycin that would adhere to the skin rather than a powder tha doesn't adhere as well
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Acne: Acne can be frustrating to treat. First, not sure what antibiotics you've tried. There are different ones and if one fails to work, then another one c ... Read More
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