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How could minocycline work for my acne and skin problems?

How could minocycline work for my acne and skin problems?

Probably quite well: This is a great antibiotic to supplement a good topical treatment like benzoyl peroxide. Never use an antibiotic as sole treatment for acne. It works by slowing down the bacteria that contribute to the disease and probably by some other mechanism as well. Best wishes for a good result in managing your illness. ...Read more

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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How could minocycline work for your acne and skin problems?

How could minocycline work for your acne and skin problems?

Antibiotic: It's good for moderately severe acne, but never use it as sole treatment. Combine it with topical benzoyl peroxide or something similar and you'll probably get a good result. ...Read more

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Hello! What should I eat to cure pimples,acne and skin problems Like those..? What should I include and what should be avoided in my daily diet 4 dat?

Hello! What should I eat to cure pimples,acne and skin problems Like those..? What should I include and what should be avoided in my daily diet 4 dat?

See Your Doctor: Acne is caused by plugging of hair follicle units (excess oil/debris/bacteria) & inflammation; genetically determined. Therapy includes topical/oral meds & more to control infection/inflammation. Role of diet remains unclear however evidence suggests a low carbohydrate/high protein diet may be beneficial; eating a healthy diet overall may reduce acne flare-ups. See your doctor for definitive care. ...Read more

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Mood swings, sudden brown tanning & pigmentation of facial skin with light colored spots in it since 2 years, acne & oily skin, pcos. Skin problem?

Mood swings, sudden brown tanning & pigmentation of facial skin with light colored spots in it since 2 years, acne & oily skin, pcos. Skin problem?

DERMATITIS: Looks like it is a stubborn skin condition that lasted for 2 years. It is better seen by a dermatologist for the right evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What should I do about this skin or acne problem?

Scientific Rx: If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today; it's not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. ...Read more

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I have combination skin and have acne problem. The skin turning rough and dry skin. Canyou advise daily use cream that gives glowy skin without acne?

I have combination skin and have acne problem. The skin turning rough and dry skin. Canyou advise daily use cream that gives glowy skin without acne?

Dermatology: Sorry, but you need the advice and management of a true professional.Please seek a consultation with a board certified dermatologist. Good luck ...Read more

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Is it recommendable using contraceptive pills for skin problems, acne..?

Is it recommendable using contraceptive pills for skin problems, acne..?

Sure, and they also: Have additional benefits. Metabolism of pill creates more proten to bind to testosterone, decreasing free testosterone that wreaks havoc on the skin. By inhibiting ovulation it also decreases testosterone. In takes a couple of months but it will make a big difference. Gd luc. ...Read more

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I am sufferinf from these skin problems acne, rosacea, carbuncle, impetigo,?

I am sufferinf from these skin problems acne, rosacea, carbuncle, impetigo,?

See a physician: Acne is normal fro your age. Infected acne may be responsible for these diagnoses . Please see a physician, all these conditions are manageable ...Read more

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Which is most likely responsible for skin problems acne, bacne? Depression, sudden weight gain, or irreg w hormones late periods? Or all? Thanks Dr.

Which is most likely responsible for skin problems acne, bacne? Depression, sudden weight gain, or irreg w hormones late periods? Or all? Thanks Dr.

Acne factors: In my humble opinion, weight gain and hormones are more likely to promote acne than depression. Please also consider that your diet is important and skin hygeine is important too. ...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