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A 24-year-old female asked:

started erythromycin for 2 days. acne seem to flare up. is this normal? been on tetracycline and minocycline. they seem to work better.

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Can't tell in 2 days: I haven't treated acne with either erythromycin or tetracycline for years -- the current antibiotics of choice are minocycline and doxycycline. That said, the older drugs do still work in some cases, and 2 days is an insufficient trial period. If your acne continues to worsen, though, ask your doctor to change the prescription.

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I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl.She is 41 days old now.She was born cesarian surgery.Her weight at birth was 2 and half kilos. She had jaundice which was physiological jaundice and now shes fine but still her sclera is yellowish in colour.Is that so

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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No worries: Bring that up with your pediatrician. What is yellowish to you may not be actual yellow. To your doctor...May be a reflection of genetics or melanin content. Your pediatrician can reassure you by seeing it. Many newborns have yellowish color until about a month old..She is a bit older so it would be helpful to have her seen. It most likely just a bit prolonged in clearing.
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