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What's the best oral antibiotic for perioral dermatitis?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Culture of Medicine: This is not how medicine works. There are so many variables that go into choosing the appropriate antibiotic for an individual patient. There is no such list as the 'best' antibiotic until the patient variables are taken into account.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
I concur with Dr. Killian. It is important to realize that the medical industry is very low tech compared with humans; the situation is ALWAYS most important. Study: http://goo.gl/Blh6rW. Even more relevant is the work of David A. Sinclair (& several others) on how all cells work, yeast to mammals/humans. I strongly suggest studying his book: Lifespanbook.com & his many presentations & interviews online.
Jan 11, 2020
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Antibiotic = Poison: Anti=against, bio=life, tic=a thing or compound. I.E. Antibiotics are poisons, poisons which make certain cells sick or die, yet typically do not bother us. Over the decades since sulfa agents, then penicillin, etc. Were discovered, researchers have only discovered 8 classes total, the reason for increasing concern that we are loosing tools. Once ab has killed what is sensitive, no longer useful.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Provided original answer
In the last couple of years, additional antibiotic molecule candidates have been discovered; not yet on the market pending trials. More relevant is the work of David A. Sinclair & several others on how nearly all cells work, yeast to mammals/humans. I strongly suggest studying his book: Lifespanbook.com & his many presentations & interviews online.
Jan 11, 2020
Last updated Jan 11, 2020

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