A 29-year-old member asked:
Erythromycin stearate 500mg, 1 a day for acne. when does it start working?
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Rheumatology 48 years experience
Give it two weeks.: Acne lesions that are open are tissue wounds, and the erythema and swelling take some time to go down, giving successful rx a "lag time, " which makes it seem the med is not working. Minocycline and Doxycycline are alternates, but i couple them with a bezoyl peroxide scrub used topically.
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