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Should I take oral acne antibiotics for a whole year? Any bad side effects?

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

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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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

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

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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 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???

No: I am not aware of any research to support this. It would not be unusual for a teen with severe acne to be well into puberty and to be at the tail end of his growth spurt, thus his growth plates naturally closing. This would be what we call " physiologic epiphyseal closure" ...Read more

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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.

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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How long to take Minocycline for acne? Heard that serious side effects can occur from taking it long term.

How long to take Minocycline for acne? Heard that serious side effects can occur from taking it long term.

Acne: There is no limit on how long you can take Minicycline bu it produce side effects. I would prefer that you a topical application on a long term basis rather than oral meds ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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I had bad side effects on doxyxycline. I was prescribed Doryx (doxycycline) 150 mg for acne. Since it is delayed released would the symptoms be milder?

I had bad side effects on doxyxycline. I was prescribed Doryx (doxycycline) 150 mg for acne. Since it is delayed released would the symptoms be milder?

Depends: If it was a stomach side effect (cramps, diarrhea) possibly. However, skin reactions like severe sunburns,etc should not be affected by a delayed release. Allergic reactions would also not be affected to any degree. ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more