Just wanted to share that I have been on doxycycline for exactly a month now. Last week, (my third week in) I started to break out in a very strange way that I never have before (initial breakout??)
I am used to getting cystic/nodular acne. This breakout is different....just many small bumps, with an immediate head (And they heal in a day or two, probably helped by doxy). So beginning at 3 weeks into doxy, my face has strange patches of these little bumps! Is it an initial breakout of some sort?
This is very very strange for me, because I never get these kinds of small pimples, ever. And these are located even in places I rarely break out in.
So I am wondering, if you experienced an initial breakout on any antibiotics?
Preferably, I'd like to hear from those who did not start tretinoin/ Retin A, Differin, etc at the same time as antibiotics... because those themselves cause a bad IB, and there are other posts on that!
So...did you get an IB after starting antibiotics?
If so, when did it start? How long did it last?
Also, what kind of pimples/ breakout was it and location? And what kind of acne did you have before?
I just thought it might be good to have a post about people's initial breakouts, so that others can see what is normal and what is not! There is always the possibility that this may be an allergic skin reaction, which antibiotics do cause (look up the side effects).
I am actually pretty scared this might be some reaction...my skin is dry too.... I am thinking to wean off doxy....and quick!
Edited by cherrycat, 13 April 2012 - 09:21 PM.