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missalliegirl89

Few Questions About Treatment

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Hello everyone!

I am a new user to this site and just working my way around it. I am a 24 year old female and just recently have developed moderate acne along my chin and jawline. This started about a few months ago. During my teen years and early 20's, I've had acne but never this severe or persistent. I've had a few major life changes recently (right around the time the acne started) but have not really changed my diet or skin care routine. I've also been taking birth control pills (Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo) for the past five years.

Today I went to the dermatologist for the first time. He prescribed me Epiduo, Aczone and an antibiotic (Minocycline). I was wondering if anyone has used any of these and what to expect?

I keep hearing about initial breakouts from using the Epiduo- I am very nervous my skin will get worse. Has anyone has this experience with Epiduo as well?

Thanks!

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When I was 16 I was prescribed minocycline and used retina-a cream. The first day all my pimples disappeared the only thing left were red marks. 2 weeks into it I got a fever swollen lips itchiness it turns out I was allergic to minocycline. Be cautious of these symptoms. If you have no appetite and feel full, nausea and vomit call your doctor asap.

Hope it works for you.

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