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Why Antibiotics Often Fail To Control Acne

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#21 k3tchup

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 11:54 PM

antibiotics treat symptoms and are no cure. They can lead to resistance and decreasing body's own immune defenses. I found that i did worse with prolonged AB use or use of antimicrobial washes. I wash my face with water, pat dry. The end. Anything more generally irritates skin. The antibiotics kills off the good bacteria both internally and externally. The internal bacteria are used for more than just keeping your gut healthy. For more info on that read up on it. After than imagine using AB for a long time. Your best interventions should focus on diet related, exercise, good hygiene practices and for GOD SAKES don't  forget about hand hygiene, how do you think bacteria spread?


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Posted 20 May 2013 - 11:21 AM

Agree so much about antibiotics... REGRET is the word! My acne spread to my back after taking antibiotics for 7 months, I now have acne all over back and I can't get rid if it :-( x

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 12:19 PM

I was given antibiotics back in 2006 by my first derm, who never bothered to explore WHY I still had acne at 25. I took minocyclen on and off for years. I agree with  the other posters, when I stopped the med the acne came back and spread to my back. The antibiotics worked for a while but I got  yeast infections and they gradually lost effectiveness.

Not until last year did I find out hormones were to blame. Once I took birth control, I was clear and had a lot less oil production. I always knew my cycles werent right but it took way too long to find out the real reason.


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