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#1 longtermsufferer

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:23 AM

I'm currently 24. During my teenage years I was on antibiotics for probably 2 to 3 years in total.

 

I've still been getting spots and a cyst that keep filling up, and my doctor asked if I wanted to go on antibiotics.

 

Is there any danger in doing this? I've read that long term use can deplete 'good bacteria' and weaken the immune system.


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:02 AM

look into vitamin supplements, probiotics, diet, juicing and yoga for a few months. If it doesn't work then go for antibiotics. But use the topicals provided by the derm.



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:23 AM

after 18 years of many antibiotics the pros heavily outweigh the cons there is a remote chance of getting sepsis from them.have a liver panel blood test once a year.best antibiotics for acne plus least side effects are cephalosporins 1st 2nd 3rdgeneration duricef ,cephalexin, omnicef, spectracef, vantin, ceftin, ceclor,cedax, velosef if available, but not -cefzil. Theyre best taken with food and always take with 400 mg of ibuprofen which is advil twice a day. ibuprofen greatly increases absorption of the antibiotics and your acne will be gone until u develop eesistance to antibiotic.if u have a derm understanding enough be better to have 2 running antiobiotics perscriptions and switch back and forth between them week to week.i always had major resistance at 5 month mark after 1 antibiotic so I I had derm give me 2 alternating antibiotics week to week good luck




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