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How long does doxcycline take to clear acne?

How long does doxcycline take to clear acne?

Minimum 2 weeks: From 2 weeks to months depending on many factors including age, tanner score, hygiene. Adherence to dosing, use of topicals, cycles if female, . ...Read more

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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How long would retin a (tretinoin) take to clear acne?

Acne: Most acne treatments, including retin a, (tretinoin) take a minimum of 2 weeks to start working and more likely 6-8 for better effect. Most studies looking at effectiveness of acne medicines look at the skin after 12 weeks. Unfortunately not overnight like most teens would like. ...Read more

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How much time does dianette take to clear up acne?

How much time does dianette take to clear up acne?

About 3 mos.: It may take about 3 mos. To see it cleared up, but you will notice an improvement after 1 month. ...Read more

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How long do the minocycline pills take to clear my acne?

How long do the minocycline pills take to clear my acne?

DependsAnswerDepends: For some people they work and others not at all. If give them a couple of months befor giving up. You must remember the pills alone will never work if you do not have strict hygeine! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long does dianette take to clear up acne?

Can you tell me how long does dianette take to clear up acne?

Acne treatment: This is confusing, you are 45 years old and live in South Carolina? That's hard to believe since most 45 year olds are not on birth control for Acne break outs and Diannete is banned in France, Canada and U.S. How can we help you if you won't even provide the minimal information we need. Talk to your doctor where ever you are. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for acne to clear up?

May be decades: The good news is that it is manageable with 21st century medications, and it's your right if you are an adult, your duty to a young person for whom you are responsible. I was able to stop taking systemic tetracycline when I was about 50. Any physician is able to offer effective treatment. ...Read more

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Accutane: how long will it take until my acne clear up?

Accutane: how long will it take until my acne clear up?

Ask your doctor: Your doctor knows what your dosage is and how your acne responds. There is no majic ball into the future but there is a game plan you should have with your physician, . ...Read more

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How much time will my acne take to clear up?

How much time will my acne take to clear up?

You need to treat it: Acne remits as you get older but there's no telling when. Until then, you need to manage it. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add prescription-strength Rx. Avoid all "pop" advice and anything you may read online. If you are offered isotretinoin, most people are very glad -- be brave and go for it. ...Read more

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How long does it take for acne marks to clear?

How long does it take for acne marks to clear?

Depends: On the type of acne and severity. If it is mild, simple few comedons, then few weeks. If recalcitrant, nodular, cystic, severe and many, then months. Also the dermatologist may help you to get rid of these mark soon. For acne please see http://doctorrajput. Com. ...Read more

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How much time will it take for my acne to clear up?

When you Rx it: Acne remits but there's no telling when. I was able to stop treating myself when I was 50. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add some prescription-strength Rx. If you are offered isotretinoin, it will clear you for months and perhaps it will end your acne, but it's not for the faint hearted -- most folks are glad who try it. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long it should take before I notice results with my acne clearing up?

Give it two weeks: It's usually clear enough after two weeks whether a particular treatment is going to work. All acne can be managed using today's scientific treatments. Good luck. ...Read more

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My sister, who is now 26, suffers from acne. It only started 4 years back. She takes Fluzec & Cymino for d past 6 months. Yet not clear. Please help!!

My sister, who is now 26, suffers from acne. It only started 4 years back. She takes Fluzec & Cymino for d past 6 months. Yet not clear. Please help!!

What's that stuff?: Fluzec (miconazole) is an antifungal and is inappropriate as a treatment for acne. I don't know what Cymino is. Your sister needs to get with a competent physician who knows how to manage acne. Until she can make an appointment, topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid is her best choice; her physician may add spironolactone, a systemic antibiotic, or any of several other Rx's. ...Read more

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Can the pill Estelle 35ed take more than 3 months to clear up acne?

Can the pill Estelle 35ed take more than 3 months to clear up acne?

Acne: The severity of your acne or hirsutism will determine how long you should remain on treatment. Several months are generally required with continuation for another 3 to 4 months after the acne or hirsutism is controlled. Further treatment with Estelle -35 ED can be initiated if the conditions recur. It is likely that longer treatment will be required for treating the symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome. ...Read more

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Hi I have never take lindynette befor how does it work will I get fat will my acne clear up?

Hi I have never take lindynette befor how does it work will I get fat will my acne clear up?

Only if no uterus: If you take estrogen without progesterone, it will reduce acne. But it may cause overgrowth of the lining of the uterus. This results in uterine bleeding and risk of uterine cancer. It also increases breast cancer and blood clots. Spironolactone is more effective, very safe, costs less. Usual dose of spironolactone is 100mg a day. Results usually in 2 or 3 months. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for zapzyt to clear your acne pimples?

May work: We evaluated this modality several years ago in our practice when it first came out and did not find it was very effective by our patient's experience. If it works the blemish should be improved in one day. ...Read more

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I have to take Accutane for 1 month only will it clear my acne and will it damage me?

I have to take Accutane for 1 month only will it clear my acne and will it damage me?

You don't HAVE to...: ... Do anything when it comes to your health. But this is a very good idea if it's been offered to you. Be sure you do not become pregnant. It will clear your acne pretty well, prevent any more scars from forming, and while it will change the structure and chemistry of your skin for a few years, these changes are not harmful. Monitor your mood and talk straight with your physician. Do it. ...Read more

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I hav acne prob and I use benzace peroxide 10%. I used it and my skin is dried. I want to know how much day it wiil take to clear my skin frm acnescar?

I hav acne prob and I use benzace peroxide 10%. I used it and my skin is dried. I want to know how much day it wiil take to clear my skin frm acnescar?

This is serious: Aisha, if you have scarring from acne, then you need to be under a physician's care. I am VERY sorry that your acne was not treated when it should have been by a competent physician, and you ended up with scars. It's a serious chronic disease that's unrelated to hygiene, lifestyle or diet, and anyone who tells you otherwise is mistaken. Please get with your physician now. ...Read more

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I'm looking at microdermabrasions to clear acne scars. How many sessions would it take to completely clear them?

I'm looking at microdermabrasions to clear acne scars. How many sessions would it take to completely clear them?

Acne scars: We have no idea what your scars look like or what kind of microdermabrasion you are having done. Please consult your dermatologist. ...Read more

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How long does it take for clotrimazole to clear up acne?

How long does it take for clotrimazole to clear up acne?

Forever: Clotrimazole is an antifungal cream. Acne is cause by bacteria, not fungi. As a result, Clotrimazole is useless as an acne treatment. ...Read more

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How long does it take for birth control clears acne completely?

How long does it take for birth control clears acne completely?

Three Months: It may take three menstrual cycles (three months) for benefits to be observed using oral contraceptive pills. It is unlikely that all of the lesions will resolve. Other types of acne treatment may be necessary for complete clearance of the blemishes. ...Read more

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How does it take for birth control to clear hormonal acne?

How does it take for birth control to clear hormonal acne?

Estrogen: Hormonal acne is caused by high levels of androgens (male hormones like testosterone). The estrogen in bit control pills increases the production of sex hormone binding protein which binds these androgens making them unable to cause acne. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How long does it take for vitamin a overdose to clear acne?

How long does it take for vitamin a overdose to clear acne?

What are you doing?: This is very dangerous. You can damage your brain trying this. If you have acne, and topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks, your physician can help you find the right prescription medicine -- perhaps isotretinoin, a vitamin-a analogue. But the pop treatment of toxic vitamin a doses is dangerous and probably won't work as well as some simple stuff from your doctor. ...Read more

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I am a 24 yr old female with really bad acne. What can I do or take to clear it up? I have pcos

I am a 24 yr old female with really bad acne. What can I do or take to clear it up? I have pcos

Talk to your doc: Pcos can cause abn elevation in testosterone which can lead to acne. I would talk to your doctor or endocrinologist to see if the pcos can be treated. In the meantime I would see a dermatologist because as long as the testosterone is high, the acne may be hard to control and not respond to otc agents. ...Read more

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I'm getting 50% gylcolic peels to heal my acne scars. How many peels should it take to clear my skin?

I'm getting 50% gylcolic peels to heal my acne scars. How many peels should it take to clear my skin?

GCA Peels: I usually do 1 treatment a week for 6 weeks and then take a break for a month. Since acne is an ongoing problem, the new scars keep coming. ...Read more

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How long does it take for birth control pills to clear acne?

How long does it take for birth control pills to clear acne?

3 months: There should be a significant improvement of the acne by cycle 3 or 3 months. ...Read more

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Will dark spot corrector with vitamin c help take away and clear up my acne? Thank you!

Will dark spot corrector with vitamin c help take away and clear up my acne? Thank you!

No: Dark spot corrector with vitamin C will not clear your acne. Instead use benzoyl peroxide in am, adapalene (Differin) at night. Start first with benzoyl peroxide in am for a week, then add the adapalene at night. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


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