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Should I Take Oral Acne Antibiotics For A Whole Year Any Bad Side Effects
Acne & antibiotics: Oral antibiotics reduce the number of bacteria on the skin and in the follicles. It has an anti-inflammatory effect too. Take them under the guidance of your doctor. Side effects: allergy-rash; sun sensitivity; nausea/diarrhea/abd. Pain; bacterial resistance; rare possible failure if you are on birth control pill. Consider topicals or decreasing the amount to achieve best control of acne. ...Read more
A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more
I take ortho tri cyclen lo for bad acne. I am a female runner so I am wondering if bc hinders performance or has serious side effects on athletes?
It does not: I'm glad for your athletic interests.Get a more detailed answer ›
So I went to a dermatologist in Egypt when I was in vacation over the summer. Doctor prescribed me netlook but i'm scared to take due to its side effects. I would consider myself having severe acne but I have had acne since I was 15 years old. I'm 22 y/o
Isotretinoin: Is the generic name for netlook, it is present in the US under different brand names, it is a prescription medication, and should be used with caution by females, restrictions apply, for all patients, they need to be under doctor's supervision, treatment takes months to complete, + ? other medicines, check with your doctor who might refer you to a dermatologist for proper long term management ...Read more
I have a 14.5 year old son with moderate to severe acne. Is it true that one of the potential side effects is premature epiphyseal closure???
I have an acne scar for about a year and a half now on my nose. My dermatologist suggested a cortisone shot. Are there any side effects to the shot?
How long to take Minocycline for acne? Heard that serious side effects can occur from taking it long term.
Im starting to take 5mg of biotin to help with my hair becoming thinner and thinner, I read 1 of the side effects of taking biotin is acne...But would this side effect occur with just taking a low dosage 5mg a day ?
No one knows: The internet is full of accounts of folks who believe big doses of biotin help hair, cradle cap, diabetes and much else. 5 mg is 5000 micrograms, in the lowish-range. Seems safe. The online reports from users are anecdotal; anyone can have a single pimple or short acne flare at any time, and people taking huge doses don't predictably get acne. Suspect "faces in the clouds". Peace and health. ...Read more
I had bad side effects on doxyxycline. I was prescribed Doryx 150 mg for acne. Since it is delayed released would the symptoms be milder?
I was prescribed ampicillin for my acne by my dermotologist. Anybodywork, and will there be any bad side effects?
Is Accutane safe to take will it cure acne tried other things never worked it is for my son who is 16 he has been on it for a couple of weeks. No side effects yet except for dryness of skin.
Accutane : Accutane is very effective for cystic, scarring acne. I would recommend you carefully follow up with your doctor and keep communicating any side effects with them. With proper follow up and careful monitoring, most patients do really well on accutane. On the link below is more information about accutane. I hope that helps. ...Read more
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