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Upper Darby, PA
A 18-year-old female asked:

what is the best oral antibiotic for acne? my derm wanted to put me on clindamycin but i'm taking tetracycline

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Follow doc's advice: The doctor who examined you has a lot more information about you than any one will in this forum. Do you have any reason to not trust your doctor? For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine.

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Blood test USELESS in this scenario. Imagine you had measles as a kid - your blood test will still be positive - but you don't have the disease... Similarly, a positive antibody test, tells you nothing post-treatment. (typos corrected...)
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How long does erythromycin paired with differin (adapalene) gel take to heal acne?

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