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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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Is accutane something I should look into for acne? I'm taking birth control and doxycycline and I'm not sure if these both are working.

Is accutane something I should look into for acne? I'm taking birth control and doxycycline and I'm not sure if these both are working.

Severe acne?: Accutane is indicated for severe non responsive to other treatments type acne. Of course, you must remain on your secure contraceptive method as Accutane can cause birth defects in unintended pregnancies. Check with your Dermatologist to receive all the "Yays and Nays" of the medication. ...Read more

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Benzoyl peroxide stopped working for my acne so my doctor added doxycycline 100mg to my regimen. Is this enough or should I replace benzoyl peroxide?

Benzoyl peroxide stopped working for my acne so my doctor added doxycycline 100mg to my regimen. Is this enough or should I replace benzoyl peroxide?

You decide: You can continue using the benzoyl peroxide if you tolerated it and it once was sufficient. I was able to stop using acne medications at age 50. The tretinoin is also your choice. It's worth the effort. The dose of 100 mg 1-2x/day for Doxycycline is a reasonable one. Good luck. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Will doxycycline and benzo pro trigger the acne?

Will doxycycline and benzo pro trigger the acne?

Maybe briefly: But after a week or so, they usually will make it go away. If not, your physician has something stronger. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the bad affect of using doxycycline to treat acne?

What is the bad affect of using doxycycline to treat acne?

It's usually okay: You may get some diarrhea from it, and if you're a female, you may get a candida infection. If this happens, stop it. It can make you sensitive to sunlight. Don't ever use an antibiotic as sole therapy for acne, but in conjunction with benzoyl peroxide. Milk, antacids, and iron deactivate tetracyclines if you take them together. ...Read more

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Will my acne get worse after I go off doryx (doxycycline)?

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It can: Not only does the Doxycycline suppress the bacteria that cause acne, it exhibits an modest antiinflammatory effect. Coming off of it may lead to an acne flare, but that is not guaranteed. ...Read more

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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

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What it safe to take doxycycline to control acne for years?

Standard protocol: This is a rather standard practice. It has been done on patients for decades with no specific problem when done under proper supervision. ...Read more

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What is the dose and duration of doxycycline used for acne?

What is the dose and duration of doxycycline used for acne?

It varies: The key is that you must never use an antibiotic as sole therapy. Topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid are your best friends, used in conjunction with a tetracycline of your choice (even plain-old-vanilla tetracycline's great.) If you're not clear on this in two months, or if you have cystic acne, consider isotretinoin. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long does it take to see results on acne from doxycycline?

How long does it take to see results on acne from doxycycline?

2-3 weeks: You may wish to add topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. If you do not get a satisfactory result after 6 weeks, consider a dermatology consult for the big guns -- more unpleasant and more dangerous but hugely effective. This is the 21st century and nobody needs to have unwanted acne. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take for doryx (doxycycline) to work for acne?

How long does it take for doryx (doxycycline) to work for acne?

If there is no...: ...Significant improvement after a month, 6 weeks max, I switch to a different antibiotic. ...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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How many times a day. Should I take, doxycycline 100 mg for acne?

How many times a day. Should I take, doxycycline 100 mg for acne?

Depends: At a listed age of 46 you should only treat acne under the guidance of your doc. It would be a bit unusual for your age group and other health issues should be ruled out. If you have some laying around and want to use it on your kid, bad idea. You could screw up something if s/he is not under proper medical supervision. ...Read more

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How long can I take doxycycline 100mg twice per day for my mild acne?

How long can I take doxycycline 100mg twice per day for my mild acne?

Longtime: You can take for a longtime. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...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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Does acne typically get worse before it gets better when taking doxycycline?

Does acne typically get worse before it gets better when taking doxycycline?

Not neccessarily: Acne can worsen initially with the use of certain topicals, particularly with the retinoids. Oral treatment with antibiotics such as doxycline should improve your acne over time. ...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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I wanna try using doxycycline for my mild acne what about the dose and and how long should I stick to it?

I wanna try using doxycycline for my mild acne what about the dose and and how long should I stick to it?

Acne: Oral antibiotics are typically only prescribed for severe or cystic acne. Consider one or a combination of topical treatments first, some of which are prescription as well.
If your dermatologist feels that you need oral antibiotics, follow the guidelines on the prescription and be sure to follow up with your doctor to figure out when to stop taking it. ...Read more

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I've been on doxycycline for 9 months for acne and now I want to get off it. How should I go about getting off of it?

I've been on doxycycline for 9 months for acne and now I want to get off it. How should I go about getting off of it?

Over a few weeks: Doxycycline is a very effective antibiotic used in acne therapy. Most patients are on a therapeutic dose and then, when the acne has improved, they go on a lower dose -- such as 50 mg per day. To go off the med, cut the dose and look for worsening acne -- if no worsening noted, you can safely stop. More important issue is sun sensitivity when beginning tetracycline! -- but no problem for you! ...Read more

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I'm on doxycycline to treat my acne for 3 months but I took it only 2 months and stop about a month. How could I consume it again?

I'm on doxycycline to treat my acne for 3 months but I took it only 2 months and stop about a month. How could I consume it again?

Not sure what you: Meant by "consume" or did you mean "resume"? You should treat it for 3 months regardless. Acne can be a chronic condition and if you had to use doxycycline I'm assuming you have already tried other methods to little effect. Finish the course and hopefully you won't have to do anything for a while. But acne do tend to come back. ...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.

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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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