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Oxytetracycline And Oily Skin

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Hey, so I've had oily skin and acne for about a year now, but only recently went to a GP in the UK. He prescribed me Oxytetracycline 2 x 250mg tablets twice per day and Duac Once Daily Gel to apply at night. However, as positive as I'm trying to be I want to know if these tablets will work even if I have really oily skin, like literally my face will look sweaty 45 minutes after washing, ew.

Thank you for any feedback.


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Hi, i don't know anything about Oxytetracycline because i never tried it but duac is a really really good gel it worked for me and for so many other people..when do you have to apply it? at night? i have oily skin too..it sucks even if i wish it my skin is still oily sad.png but i also know that eating a lot of fibers and drinking a lot of water can help prevent oily skin.

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It's basically just an antibiotic that kills the bacteria off associated with acne. Yeah, I apply the gel at night, but oh my god I look like I've been wiped with KFC pieces all over my face after I've applied it. I don't really believe food can help with reducing sebum, because I'm 15 and going through puberty I believe that's why my oil glands are producing so much. I'm prepared to live with the oily skin for a few years, as long as my skin is clear.

Thank you for the advice though!! :)

Also, how long did the Duac take to start working for you?


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If oily skin is a problem for you in addition to acne, I would consider going on something that can reduce both oil/sebum production AND acne: hormonal treatments e.g. spironolactone (only for women) or Accutane (both genders).

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If oily skin is a problem for you in addition to acne, I would consider going on something that can reduce both oil/sebum production AND acne: hormonal treatments e.g. spironolactone (only for women) or Accutane (both genders).

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Good luck


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I am saying that if your oily skin bothers you as much as your acne does then those treatments are options.

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It's basically just an antibiotic that kills the bacteria off associated with acne. Yeah, I apply the gel at night, but oh my god I look like I've been wiped with KFC pieces all over my face after I've applied it. I don't really believe food can help with reducing sebum, because I'm 15 and going through puberty I believe that's why my oil glands are producing so much. I'm prepared to live with the oily skin for a few years, as long as my skin is clear.

Thank you for the advice though!! smile.png

Also, how long did the Duac take to start working for you?

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It's basically just an antibiotic that kills the bacteria off associated with acne. Yeah, I apply the gel at night, but oh my god I look like I've been wiped with KFC pieces all over my face after I've applied it. I don't really believe food can help with reducing sebum, because I'm 15 and going through puberty I believe that's why my oil glands are producing so much. I'm prepared to live with the oily skin for a few years, as long as my skin is clear.

Thank you for the advice though!! :)

Also, how long did the Duac take to start working for you?

oh sounds awesome, do you think? in the past months i used to eat a lot of oranges because thats what i read on the internet once and my face got a lot better (i was using duac too) and all the oily skin was gone but for now i cant find them anymore and i'm waiting this autumn to be eating them again :rolleyes:

duac started working after 2 weeks i was using it my sister was the first one to notice the difference :) oh and i'm 20 and doctors can't still find the reason for my acne :( i guess that i will need to live with it.


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