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Is doxycycline prescribed for mild acne ?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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In brief: What else has been

tried? It might not be needed if acne can be controlled with topicals.
Your doctor can look at the whole picture to see if oral antibiotics are indicated at this point. Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples.Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider

In brief: What else has been

tried? It might not be needed if acne can be controlled with topicals.
Your doctor can look at the whole picture to see if oral antibiotics are indicated at this point. Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples.Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide).
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