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Is it actually healthy for me to take doxycycline for acne?

Is it actually healthy for me to take doxycycline for acne?

YES: Doxycycline is a very safe antiotic and attacks many differents bacterias, mainly from the skin. ...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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Can doxycycline make acne worse? How long till it gets better? :(

Can doxycycline make acne worse? How long till it gets better? :(

Usually not: If you were also using topical medications they make make your acne worse before it gets better.Ooral antibiotics usually take 3 months for maximal efficacy. ...Read more

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Can doxycycline treat acne? How long it's going to take to treat acne?

Can doxycycline treat acne? How long it's going to take to treat acne?

Not by itself: I see that you also have thrush and if you do, perhaps this isn't the best time to start on doxycycline. I trust you have been using topical benzoyl peroxide and this is the basis of your treatment. Usually you see good results in a few weeks with an effective anti-acne combination. Spironolactone, the birth control pill, or topical clindamycin are other possibilities. ...Read more

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What to do if i got doxycycline for acne, but will it also help me in other ways?

What to do if i got doxycycline for acne, but will it also help me in other ways?

Not really: It will protect you in case you are infected with a new case of Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, or typhus. Beyond this it will probably have little effect. ...Read more

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Is stopping my daily dosage of 150mg Doxycycline for acne enough to trigger relapse within 3 days? I took it for 7 days, and stopped when it's better.

Is stopping my daily dosage of 150mg Doxycycline for acne enough to trigger relapse within 3 days? I took it for 7 days, and stopped when it's better.

Maybe: Acne is quite variable and some people can stop almost any type of treatment after improvement and remain clear, some cannot.If it returns in the same pattern you may need it for longer.Some take it on and off for months at a time to maintain control. ...Read more

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Can using other products help speed up the effects of doxycycline for acne removal?

You can't.: There is no way to "speedup the effect of doxy". Combined with other medicines like adding topical tretinoin cream etc. May help. They complement each other. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take penicillin, while taking doryx (doxycycline) for acne?

Is it safe to take penicillin, while taking doryx (doxycycline) for acne?

Yes: Yes, the two should be fine together. They are from different classes of antibiotics, and there shouldn't be any interactions between the two. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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