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What are effects of ampicillin for acne?

What are effects of ampicillin for acne?

May help: Other antibiotics, especially the tetracycline family, are better choices for several reasons. Don't ever use an antibiotic as sole therapy for acne. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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What are the effects of ampicillin for acne?

What are the effects of ampicillin for acne?

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

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Any ever used ampicillin for acne?

Any ever used ampicillin for acne?

Not effective: Combining antibiotic therapy with the use of benzoyl peroxide decreases the development of antibiotic resistance and improves treatment efficacy. Antibiotics most often used is doxy- or minocycline. Cephalexin has also proved to be less effective than tetracyclines. ...Read more

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I recently got a prescription for ampicillin for my acne and I also want to use some herbs, will they interfere with each other?

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

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How long does it take for ampicillin tr to cure acne and all the acne redness too?

How long does it take for ampicillin tr to cure acne and all the acne redness too?

Weeks: Antibiotics usually will improve acne within a few weeks. Depending on the severity, of course. However, Ampicillin is not an antibiotic I would typically use for acne. It is possible that you may not see much of an improvement with this particular med compared with others. ...Read more

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Have been taking 500mg ampicillin daily for skin/acne. Okay to now take 1000mg daily to treat strep throat? Should I switch antibiotics?

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

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Ampicillin 500 dosage for UTI causing me moderate to severe acne. Help?

Ampicillin 500 dosage for UTI causing me moderate to severe acne. Help?

3 - 7 ds shud B enuf: Short course of antibiotics is all that is required for most utis, so you should be able to stop. Next time discuss use of Macrobid (long acting Nitrofurantoin macro crystals) which is very effective for most utis and does not cause acne. ...Read more

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Minocycline stopped working for acne (bacteria resistance) derm switched to ampicillin. How's this compare to tetracyclines? When will it start workin

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 more

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How much ampicillin is too much?

Ampicillin: Dosage depends on what you are treating and the age of the patient. So it is difficult to answer your question. To much is more than what is recommended by your physician. Take care! ...Read more

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How to remove acne?

How to remove acne?

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 more

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How to reduce acne?

How to reduce acne?

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

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I suffer from acne

I suffer from acne

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

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How can I fix my acne?

How can I fix my acne?

See below: Please consult this site for effective do-it-yourself treatments. You may need to try more than one treatment to see what works better for you.

http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment ...Read more

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How to remove my acne?

How to remove my acne?

Absolutely see derm: Depending on the kind of acne will determine the kind of acne treatment you need ...Read more

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Having an acne problem?

Clean skin: 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

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Principen (Definition)

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