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how long does it take to start seeing improvement in acne while using bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic?

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Dr. Arlo Miller
15 years experience Dermatology
Weeks : Nothing works overnight for acne, except perhaps steroid injections into individual lesions. You might get lucky and see improvement in just a week, but you should be prepared to give it 6 weeks.
Answered on Oct 24, 2017
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