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Doctor insights on: Doxycycline Cream Acne

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Dr. Vicki Levine Dr. Levine
Dermatology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Using creams like acnederm resolveplus and doxydar and nephron tabs (doxycycline hyclate). Any advice about using these acne meds to cure pimples?

Using creams like acnederm resolveplus and doxydar and nephron tabs (doxycycline hyclate). Any advice about using these acne meds to cure pimples?

No cure: There are only treatment for pimples but no cures. I do not know what dose of antibiotics you are on and how your skin is doing. The medicines you are using are good and if you are not happy with how your acne is responding you need to talk to your physician.

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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I take birth control for acne along with doxycycline and antibiotic creams. I am afraid when I stop taking bc, acne will return worse than ever.?

I take birth control for acne along with doxycycline and antibiotic creams. I am afraid when I stop taking bc, acne will return worse than ever.?

May not: You need to give it try. It is imperative that you use an alternative method of contraception if you are sexually active. You may consider getting an IUD before stopping bc. It would be useful to consult your doctor who prescribed BC as s/he knows your health history better. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine.

Dr. Victor Bonuel Dr. Bonuel
Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
Far Eastern University, Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation
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I used doxycyclin+benzyl beroxide cream for 3months then I used erythro+azeliac acid cream for 2months then I used clyndamicin as wash. Acne returned!

I used doxycyclin+benzyl beroxide cream for 3months then I used erythro+azeliac acid cream for 2months then I used clyndamicin as wash. Acne returned!

Check out these: Links. Perhaps there are triggering factors, or you're developing antibiotic resistance or u may need stronger meds. Discuss these with your dermatologist. Take care and god bless u! http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/acne/ds00169. http://www. Greenmedinfo. Com/blog/11-herbs-used-traditional-acne-remedies.

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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider Dr. Ungerleider
Pediatrics
32 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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Is doxycycline prescribed for mild acne?

Is doxycycline prescribed for mild acne?

It can be.: Depending on your definition of "mild acne, " doxycycline may be prescribed if topical medications are not helping. Usually it is prescribed for moderate acne, in conjunction with the topical meds.

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Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Will doxycycline clear up chin acne?

Will doxycycline clear up chin acne?

Yes, doxy helps: Doxycycline and Minocycline are antibiotics often used to treat acne in teen boys. They are not used as often in girls, because these antibiotics are not used during pregnancy, and teen girls may unexpectedly become pregnant. Antibiotic gels and creams are also used, and may contain Clindamycin or erthromycin antibiotic.

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Dr. Luis Taylor Dr. Taylor
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
35 years in practice
University of the City of Manila College of Medicine
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How does doxycycline help in treating acne?

How does doxycycline help in treating acne?

It is an effective: Anti-acne by reducing inflammation and infection. It should be used long term for at least 30 days for effective acne control. Also, avoid sunlight as it can cause photo-sensitivity.

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Doxycycline or minocycline. Which is better for acne?

Doxycycline or minocycline. Which is better for acne?

Both fine: Never use an antibiotic as monotherapy for acne. Topical benzoyl peroxide is a good basis for your rx, with the antibiotic as an adjunct for a few weeks or months.

Dr. Susan Rhoads Dr. Rhoads
Family Medicine
34 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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Is doxycycline 100mg pills effective in treating acne?

Is doxycycline 100mg pills effective in treating acne?

Yep.: Doxycycline is commonly used for acne, along with good skin care practices. If your doctor suggested beginning it at that dose, do it. However, sometimes lower doses can be effective. See http://tinyurl. Com/mdjm9qr

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield Dr. Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
49 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Which oral anti biotic is better for acne doxycycline or Minocylin?

Which oral anti biotic is better for acne doxycycline or Minocylin?

No difference: Doxycycline and minocycline are almost the same antibiotic, only a minor chemical difference -- equally active against acne (or any other infection). Mino has generally been used more frequently for acne, but that doesn't mean doxy doesn't work well. The main difference is that doxy is more likely to cause photosensitivity, i.e. tendency for sunburn. Mino may be better in sunny Portugal!

Dr. Olivia Liao Dr. Liao
Ophthalmology
27 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Any drug interaction between doxycycline and nicazel (both for acne)?

Any drug interaction between doxycycline and nicazel (both for acne)?

Take them 2-3 hrs: Apart. Here is the reference: http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=940-0, 1665-15026.

Dr. Christopher Moeller Dr. Moeller
Dermatology
34 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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What is the possible side effect of vibramycin (doxycycline)? For acne

Side effects: Antibiotics such as vibramycin (doxycycline) may cause anything from GI upset to headache to sunsensitivity or rash.

Dr. Nela Cordero Dr. Cordero
Pediatrics
50 years in practice
University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
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Dr. Dan Fisher Dr. Fisher
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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I was given gen vibramycin (doxycycline hyclate) for my acne. Is this normal?

I was given gen vibramycin (doxycycline hyclate) for my acne. Is this normal?

Could be.: This is one possible piece of the treatment program. Minocycline is another possible systemic antibiotic.

Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang Dr. Chuang
Dermatology
46 years in practice
National Cheng Kung University College of Medicine
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Can using other products help speed up the effects of doxycycline for acne removal?

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.

Dr. Laura Anissian Dr. Anissian
Internal Medicine
17 years in practice
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Dr. Richard Zimon Dr. Zimon
Internal Medicine
55 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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Is it true that you can become resistant to doxycycline and than acne will come back worse than you started with?

Is it true that you can become resistant to doxycycline and than acne will come back worse than you started with?

It's unlikely: Since the Doxycycline is NOT BEING USED as an ANTIBIOTIC rather a non-specific ant-acne effect!! It IS true however that resistant organisms might develop and cauuse trouble elsewhere THUS it's a good idea to talk with your DErMATOLOGIST about alternative/complimentary methods to treat your acne! Hope this helps Dr Z

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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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After I stop doxycycline, will my acne come back? If yes, what's the point of taking doxycycline in the first place?

After I stop doxycycline, will my acne come back? If yes, what's the point of taking doxycycline in the first place?

Keeps under control: Apart from acute infections, surgical problems, and the handful of cancers that can be cured with chemotherapy or radiation, medicine is all about controlling and managing disease rather than curing it. Surely you would not refuse to take a painkiller for a broken bone because the bone will still be broken tomorrow, or deny the value of Insulin that keeps a diabetic alive today.

Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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