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Should I avoid milk if I am trying to treat acne?
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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Doxycycline
Doxycycline is commonly used to treat acne.
If you are taking doxy, then you should definitely avoid milk as this can prevent the doxy from being absorbed and working as it should.

In brief: Doxycycline
Doxycycline is commonly used to treat acne.
If you are taking doxy, then you should definitely avoid milk as this can prevent the doxy from being absorbed and working as it should.
David Miller
David Miller
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2 comments
David Miller
The problem with doxy and milk is that the calcium binds the doxy in the stomach, keeping it from working. No such problem with topicals like belzoyl peroxide.
Dr. Shontae Buffington
Benzoyl peroxide does not cause any problems with milk ingestion.
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