I have been on several rounds of antibiotics for acne over the years. Minocycline and doxycycline mostly and had good results for the most part. I personally see no problem with taking them if you use them short-term. I think people get concerned about the effects of antibiotics on intestinal flora which is a concern but all medications have their drawbacks. Topicals can burn/irritate the skin, birth control pills screw with your hormones and have their own side effects, Accutane certain has its own host of issues. At any rate, I was at one point acne free for a year after a few months of minocycline, I just used a topical to maintain my results. I did however develop drug-induced lupus my last round of tetracycline antibiotics so they are no longer an option for me. Good luck to you!
Exactly! People will get all hyped up and start saying that antibiotics kill all bacteria in your body etc etc. but all medications have side effects, and antibiotics are a big medical advance.
My country is in the top ten of life expectancy at over 81 years, and i read somewhere that it was also in the top ten of antibiotics consume in europe.
I agree with other people that antibiotics are bad for health if you take them for too long, or when they haven't been prescripted, because you can develop resistance and they will not work when you really need them.
I don't know if the antibiotics issue is somehow a matter of perspective between americans and europeans because of the different healthcare systems ( i thought i was being trolled when i was spending holidays in america and in the hospital they told me that i had to pay for medical charges).
Anyway i'd like to thank all people answering in this post, and i really appreciate people caring for me with the intake of antibiotics and sharing their experiences
i just felt anxious and all on them and they made my skin look a bit pale, honestly antibiotics didnt bother me much in terms of side effects, its nothing compared to like accutane or something. I am basically clear now due to the pill .
Well i don't have to care about my skin looking pale, im white as paper during most of the year, and pink during the summer hahaha.
Im quite happy for you, being clear is one of the best feelings in the world, so i hope that you dont have to deal with acne ever in your life