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Are there known drawbacks of long-term doxycycline use against acne? Excluding changes to endogenous microbes and sun sensitivity.
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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Female problems
Women can get yeast vaginitis: itchy uncomfortable white curdish discharge.
Not fun.

In brief: Female problems
Women can get yeast vaginitis: itchy uncomfortable white curdish discharge.
Not fun.
Dr. Francine Yep
Dr. Francine Yep
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Dr. Jennifer Haley
Dermatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly predispose.
Generally, i recommend discontinuing oral antibiotics after 9-12 months.
Beware of possibility of developing other acne like breakouts such as pityrosporum folliculitis, which tends to be itchy and can be associated with long term antibiotic use. Also, may develop pseudomonas acne which is a bacteria that is often found in loofas and other wet scrub type brushes.

In brief: Possibly predispose.
Generally, i recommend discontinuing oral antibiotics after 9-12 months.
Beware of possibility of developing other acne like breakouts such as pityrosporum folliculitis, which tends to be itchy and can be associated with long term antibiotic use. Also, may develop pseudomonas acne which is a bacteria that is often found in loofas and other wet scrub type brushes.
Dr. Jennifer Haley
Dr. Jennifer Haley
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not really
Doxycycline as generally all tetracyclines are fairly well tolerated in patients with long term use.
I have patients who've taken them over a long period of time without major side effects.

In brief: Not really
Doxycycline as generally all tetracyclines are fairly well tolerated in patients with long term use.
I have patients who've taken them over a long period of time without major side effects.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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