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Does acne typically get worse before it gets better when taking doxycycline ?

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Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology
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In brief: Not neccessarily

Acne can worsen initially with the use of certain topicals , particularly with the retinoids.
Oral treatment with antibiotics such as doxycline should improve your acne over time.

In brief: Not neccessarily

Acne can worsen initially with the use of certain topicals , particularly with the retinoids.
Oral treatment with antibiotics such as doxycline should improve your acne over time.
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