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It works if indicate: We do not use Ampicillin these days as it has to be taken 4 times a day. So we use Amoxicillin which can be taken only twice a day. It takes three weeks to see positive effect, and three months to see full effect. But long term use can cause bacterial resistance. It should be used with local therapy with benzyl peroxide and retinoids locally, and can be followed with topical antibiotics. ...Read more
I was prescribed ampicillin for my acne by my dermotologist. Anybodywork, and will there be any bad side effects?
I recently got a prescription for ampicillin for my acne and I also want to use some herbs, will they interfere with each other?
? interaction: We need to know what herbs you intend to take before we can give an appropriate answer to your question. ...Read more
Have been taking 500mg ampicillin daily for skin/acne. Okay to now take 1000mg daily to treat strep throat? Should I switch antibiotics?
Yes/No: I'll answer second question first - strep throat is still 100% sensitive to Ampicillin/Penicillin/Amoxicillin, so there is no need to switch antibiotics. But yes, you do need to increase the dose. 1000mg per day would be fine, but it must be divided into four 250mg doses to be effective at eradicating the strep. Just taking 500mg twice a day or 1000mg once a day is not going to cut the cake.... ...Read more
Minocycline stopped working for acne (bacteria resistance) derm switched to ampicillin. How's this compare to tetracyclines? When will it start workin
Heads up: I see that you are actually taking both isotretinoin and some nerve medicine. During your time on antibiotics, were you also using a topical agent such as the Retin A you also list? Antibiotics will fail otherwise. All acne is manageable nowadays if you have continuity of care. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acne Troubles: You can usually keep acne under control with gentle facial cleanser, 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, and light facial moisturizer. If these fail, a dermatologist could prescribe antibiotics, topical retinoids, or Accutane as a last resort. If you would like more personalized advice, click the Send Message button at healthtap. Com/saurbornmd ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Start with...: Topical benzoyl peroxide. If this does not clear it, your physician can add topical Clindamycin or another antibiotic; if it's on your trunk, you'll probably need a systemic antibiotic as well, and if it's severe, dermatologists have stuff that's not pleasant and a bit risky but is certain to clear you up. This is the 21st century and you have a right to be acne-free. ...Read more
Some options...: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel or cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel or cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics like tetracycline can be used. If quite severe, a dermatologist may use Accutane. ...Read more
Important to keep your skin clean
wash 2 - 3 times with soap and water daily
there are many items you can buy to help,
many are very expensive and do not help a
lot. You may due better to see your primary care person. Some of the prescribed meds
are not real expensive and will clear your
skin very well. ...Read more