A 24-year-old female asked:
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24 year woman. never had acne. 3 months ago acne appeared (11 pimples) took 100 mg minocycline a day for a month.. they went away fast! stopped 5 days ago and 3 pimples already!! why? scared. causes?

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Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
The bacteria!: The bacteria in the pores of your skin which secrete the oil (sebum) are called Corynebacterium Acne. They are killed by drugs in tetracycline class of antibiotics. Minocycline is one such drug taken q12 hrs. And it worked for you. Then you stopped it and it quickly recurred.
Answered on Feb 18, 2016

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