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Can the antibiotic minocycline permanently cure your acne after a three month course?

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Dr. Vance Harris
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In brief: No

Antibiotics help reduce the number of bacteria in the glands that cause acne but they do not eliminate the bacteria entirely and when you stop it goes back to what it was unless you are past that acne stage.
For some this is in the late teenage years but some people have troublesome acne through much of their adult life.

In brief: No

Antibiotics help reduce the number of bacteria in the glands that cause acne but they do not eliminate the bacteria entirely and when you stop it goes back to what it was unless you are past that acne stage.
For some this is in the late teenage years but some people have troublesome acne through much of their adult life.
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