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Erythromycin stearate 500mg, 1 a day for acne. When does it start working?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Give it two weeks.

Acne lesions that are open are tissue wounds, and the erythema and swelling take some time to go down, giving successful rx a "lag time, " which makes it seem the med is not working.
Minocycline and Doxycycline are alternates, but i couple them with a bezoyl peroxide scrub used topically.

In brief: Give it two weeks.

Acne lesions that are open are tissue wounds, and the erythema and swelling take some time to go down, giving successful rx a "lag time, " which makes it seem the med is not working.
Minocycline and Doxycycline are alternates, but i couple them with a bezoyl peroxide scrub used topically.
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