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I wanna try using doxycycline for my mild acne what about the dose and and how long should i stick to it ?

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Dr. Ravinder Nagpaul
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Try First tropical: For Mild acne try first tropical applications as they are quite successful. Consult a dermatologist before starting any oral meds for acne. as there are many treatments are availbable
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Acne: Oral antibiotics are typically only prescribed for severe or cystic acne. Consider one or a combination of topical treatments first, some of which are prescription as well. If your dermatologist feels that you need oral antibiotics, follow the guidelines on the prescription and be sure to follow up with your doctor to figure out when to stop taking it.

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Last updated May 5, 2015

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