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is minocin (minocycline) a good treatment for acne and blackheads?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
One of the most used: Minocycline and Doxycycline are very effective in treating acne, and are the first drugs i would use, coupled with topical benzoil peroxide. Blackheads are clogged pores and are the result of not thoroughly cleansing your face. Otc preparations frequently have a scrubbing preparation containing peach or apricot pits that are micropulverized.
Answered on Jul 26, 2018
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Minocin (minocycline) & Acne: Minocin (minocycline) is one of the effective oral antibiotics use in the treatment of moderate to severe acne. Blackheads are best treated by gentle, non abrasive cleansing and the use of lotions or creams that help exfoliate surface skin cells and unclog pores, like retinoids, salicylic or azelaic acids. Chemical peels and facials with extractions can also be helpful to control blackheads.
Answered on Feb 20, 2019
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Acne & Kenalog (triamcinolone) injec: Kenalog injections are reserved for painful, chronic or recurrent acne cysts. Kenalog (triamcinolone) is a corticosteroid that is injected into the troublesome acne cyst to reduce pain, inflammation and size. As with any medication, discuss benefits and risks with your doctor.
Answered on Jun 2, 2016
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not for all acne: Kenalog (triamcinolone) is injected into cystic acne lesions to help control the pain and inflammation associated with these kinds of lesions.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013

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Dr. Ralph White
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Yes: Minocycline can resolve acute acne.
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Dr. Thomas Namey
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One of the most used: Minocycline and Doxycycline are very effective in treating acne, and are the first drugs i would use, coupled with topical benzoil peroxide.
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