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Minocycline back acne

A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Bader
26 years experience Dermatology
Back acne: The best over the counter treatment for back acne may be a benzoyl peroxide wash. I recommend 10 percent. One should use it daily. It will ruin one' ... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
The bacteria!: The bacteria in the pores of your skin which secrete the oil (sebum) are called Corynebacterium Acne. They are killed by drugs in tetracycline class o ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
Enough : You've done enough -- now go see your doctor or that dermatologist !
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Read the label: You need to ask the Prescribing Doctor so that you have continuity of care as you and your treating Dr. should have developed a plan of treatment toge ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Chronic disease: I trust your physician has explained that acne is a chronic, non-curable, non-lifestyle-related disease that will eventually remit as you get older. A ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
20 years experience Sports Medicine
Other prescriptions: See your doctor. There are other prescriptions available for acne besides antibiotics. Sometime we use immune modulators or other classes of creams a ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
50-100mg: One pill or capsule a day. If not nearly clear in 3 months consider additional or alternative therapy.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
It's safe: I was on various tetracyclines for decades until my acne finally remitted around age 50. You also need to be on a topical agent such as benzyl peroxid ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Keep managing it: I'm going to assume that you are also using a topical agent such as benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid or, if you're intolerant of these, at least a sa ... Read More
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