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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Both to clear it and prevent it. ...Read more
Had a clear face till I was 15 then broke out with acne all over and deep bumps too Dermatologists have been unsuccessful prescribed me doxycycline..
Acne: there are many other options for acne treatment. Did you just start the doxycycline or was that one of your prior unsuccessful treatments? A follow up with a dermatologist or even a general practitioner who sees a lot of adolescent patients may be able to provide you with a better treatment regimen. Good luck! ...Read more
Doxycycline and clindamycin pledgets have not cleared my cystic acne, should I ask for isotretinoin?
Possibly: It would be a good idea to talk to your dermatologist about this. There are significant risks and side effects that you would need to understand before taking that medication. ...Read more
I have worsening cystic acne on chin. Itchy and dry. Afew have been around for weeks. On monodox (doxycycline monohydrate). I have get 3-5 pimples on cheeks once a month. Help.?
Treatable.: Hi, Oral antibiotics for acne are hit or miss. Please try to prevent any emotional trauma if these pills don't bring you all the way to total satisfaction. I made a video that may help prevent the emotional impact of this common approach: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYW3I6giJEg hope it helps, have a great day, -Dr. Neal Schwartz ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi Iam wondering which Doctor is best to clear acne naturpathic or demote gist and what would they give me to clear it also does monodox (doxycycline monohydrate) clear acne?
Mild-moderate acne on forehead/chin/sometimes cheeks. Birth control not helping but want to take. Doxycycline caused yeast infection. Other methods?
Spironolactone: For adult females, doxycycline is a poor choice because it is seldom effective. It may also have undesirable effects, as you have noticed. Do you have normal periods? Any birth control? These are important factors. Spironolone is not an antibiotic. It is very well tolerated, costs $16 for 3 months. At 100mg a day it usually clears acne in 3 months. Dose may vary. Continued use keeps you clear. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have had same cluster of bumps (pimples) on my chin/corner of mouth for 10months. Im on doxycycline and use benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)...What can it be besides acne?
Perioral Acne: The treatment you are using seems appropriate. Call your dermatologist for tweeking , if need be. ...Read more