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#1 missionaryman101

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Posted 17 April 2004 - 08:42 PM

Would antibiotics be a bad idea in the long run? Acne is a result of an internal imbalance, and the liver, intestines and other organs have to be functioning properly... If antibiotics (tetracycline) destroys all bacteria, it will bring down inflammed acne but what about in the long run? Does it do more harm than good?
Would it be okay if I took a probiotic at the same time as an antibotic?
What do u think?

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Posted 18 April 2004 - 12:37 AM

Denise started a good thread on another board about this - please read: http://www.clearskin...ght=antibiotics

So yes!!!!!!!! antibiotics are very bad in the long run. Don't do it!!!
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Posted 18 April 2004 - 01:14 AM

antibiotics can be bad for some, if it affects your liver, for example. however, not everyone gets this or other side effects.

you can try the antibiotics for a month, and then go to your doctor to see if it has given you liver damage or anything.

tetracycline, a popular acne antibiotic cleared my skin up in two months, i use it in combination with the regimen (my version of the regimen)

so it can be good or bad, depends on the person. also another point is that eventually the antibiotics will stop fighting the bacteria, they grow immune to it. however, with tetracycline, it has excellent anti-inflamitory properties that help clear up any occasional breakout that you get in a matter of two days!

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Posted 18 April 2004 - 09:42 AM

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So yes!!!!!!!! antibiotics are very bad in the long run. Don't do it!!!

I wonder if the same thing goes for raw garlic. Cause they say that it's as strong as antibiotics. :-k I haven't read all of Denise's article yet, but I will.
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Posted 18 April 2004 - 10:55 AM

No jc - garlic is a totally natural cure.

Trouble with natural cures is that doctors and pharmacuetical companies make no money out of it [-X

The problem with phamaceutical/drug companies is that they spend most their time trying to duplicate a naturally exsisting substance (that is proven to work), so that they can package it, put it in capsules, and then charge people a fortune to have it.

And a cloned product is never the real thing. Look at Dolly the sheep!
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Posted 18 April 2004 - 11:04 AM

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No jc - garlic is a totally natural cure.

That's a relief.

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Trouble with natural cures is that doctors and pharmacuetical companies make no money out of it

Damn those pharmaceutical companies!!! [-(
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Posted 18 April 2004 - 12:23 PM

What about a Probitoic at the same time?
Any effect?

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Posted 18 April 2004 - 12:27 PM

Well...a anti-biotic kills bad bacteria. A probiotic replenishes good bacteria. Hmm. :-k
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Posted 18 April 2004 - 12:34 PM

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What about a Probitoic at the same time?
Any effect?


Not a good idea. I spoke with a Nauturopath about this and she said that probiotics do NOT help much while you are on antis. And once you get off antibiotics, she recommends 2-4 weeks of tripple doses of probiotics. In fact, she says she sees more people who have intestinal problems because of the misuse of antibiotics than any other type of person.

Bottom line is - antibiotics are a really bad idea. =;

There are so many other ways to deal with acne that have no side effects.
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