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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Acne treatment - how effective is minocin (minocycline)?

Acne treatment - how effective is minocin (minocycline)?

Minocin-tetracycline: I have prescribed low doses of doxycline (similar med) for adult acne (particularly rosacea) and have had good results. It is often a long term treatment which can lead to antibiotic resistance and GI problems and yeast infections in women. I always recommend taking probiotics when taking antibiotics. Also have regular dental check ups as it can cause teeth staining. ...Read more

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Is minocin (minocycline) a good treatment for acne and blackheads?

Is minocin (minocycline) a good treatment for acne and blackheads?

Minocin (minocycline) & Acne: Minocin (minocycline) is one of the effective oral antibiotics use in the treatment of moderate to severe acne. Blackheads are best treated by gentle, non abrasive cleansing and the use of lotions or creams that help exfoliate surface skin cells and unclog pores, like retinoids, salicylic or azelaic acids. Chemical peels and facials with extractions can also be helpful to control blackheads. ...Read more

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Is minocin (minocycline) a good treatment for acne and blackheads in girls or just in boys?

Is minocin (minocycline) a good treatment for acne and blackheads in girls or just in boys?

MINOCIN (minocycline) FOR ACNE: Minocin (minocycline) usually works very well for acne in boys and girls. However, there are many side effects that your doctor will tell you about. ...Read more

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I had no side effects while taking minocycline. Will doxycycline not have any side effects with me as well? Both were for acne treatment

I had no side effects while taking minocycline. Will doxycycline not have any side effects with me as well? Both were for acne treatment

Probably not: Each medicine has its own side effect profile, but if taken in appropriate dose, you should have minimal side effects. Both are used for acne, as you said. Just try and see, and tell your doctor if you notice any symptoms. ...Read more

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Can the antibiotic minocycline permanently cure your acne after a three month course?

Can the antibiotic minocycline permanently cure your acne after a three month course?

No: Antibiotics help reduce the number of bacteria in the glands that cause acne but they do not eliminate the bacteria entirely and when you stop it goes back to what it was unless you are past that acne stage. For some this is in the late teenage years but some people have troublesome acne through much of their adult life. ...Read more

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Does minocycline cure salmonella. If so if i take the med every day (which I do for acne) will i never get salmonella poisoning?

Does minocycline cure salmonella. If so if i take the med every day (which I do for acne) will i never get salmonella poisoning?

No guarantees: Never say never, and never say always. While taking Minocycline might help prevent many infections, if you take it all the time you can just breed resistant germs. ...Read more

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Does the antibiotic minocycline cure bv? Also am worried about the scary side effects that happen when used for a long period of time, taking for acne

Does the antibiotic minocycline cure bv? Also am worried about the scary side effects that happen when used for a long period of time, taking for acne

No: Bv is a synergistic infection involving gardnerella and a number of other bacteria. It is treated with Metronidazole oral or intravaginal treatment. Tinidazole and Clindamycin are alternatives. Oral and intravaginal probiotics containing lactobacilli can help. Recurrent disease is related to colonization of your sex partner, inconsistant condom use. Minocycline is not a rx for bv. ...Read more

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Dr. Samuel Tisherman
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Minocycline (Definition)

Treats pimples and red bumps in acne patients who are 12 years of age and older. This medicine is a tetracycline antibiotic. Minocycline (minocin) is used to treat infections, such as urinary tract ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more