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chronic rash,told folliculitis.rx-minocyline 2x/day.washng w/10% bperox.still gettn itchy bumps on legs,ankles,hip&back.what else?how long to heal?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
See a dermatologist: How long on therapy? Probably the dose of minocycline is too high. 50 or 100mg? Probably should be once a day. Might be eczema. Probably will do better with triamcinolone cream.

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