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A 49-year-old female asked:

on doxy 150bid / acne for almost a month. worked well for 2 weeks, no cystic breakouts, now breaking out again , what happened ?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Acne: Usually the treatment duration with doxycycline for acne is 3 months. Your physician or dermatologist will guide you about what is appropriate for you, however.

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