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#1 Gaw

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 02:47 AM

Hi all,

I have taken Tetracyline for nearly two months.Initially it worked finely and it is not working now. Sadly many pimples have grown.May I ask if I should go to consult a doctor for a new type of antibiotic?



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 02:58 AM

Topic moved to prescription acne medications forum

 

 

Going to your doctor to ask their opinion is a good idea. But with most treatments like this it's usually advised to try them for 3 months first. So maybe give it another month and see how it goes. But of course, see your doctor if you want to discuss treatment or your progress with them.



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 05:26 AM

I had quite good success with this antibiotic but it took over 4 months to really give me improvements. I'd continue taking it for a few more months if I was you



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 09:13 AM

Hi all,

thanks for the advice and I will consult a doctor a few days later.



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 03:40 PM

I'm on the last month (3 month course) of tetracycline (I also use differin 0.1%). I've got a feeling that i'll break out again after I stop the antibiotics :(



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Posted 02 February 2014 - 02:06 AM

Sigh,it has already broken out for two weeks.

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 11:35 PM

Hi Bumpy,
Has your face been completely clear for two months?

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 03:11 PM

If I'm honest, there has always been some kind of small spot breakout but I consider that clear.  At the minute, I have had a few active spots but I see myself as clear at the minute. If you want to track my progress I update my forum every Sunday when possible. Before treatment, I had about 7 cysts dotted around my cheeks so it's a massive improvement. I just don't know whether it's the differin or tetracycline that's doing it for me :/

 

I suggest sticking with it until the end of the course, treating acne will 100% always take time and generally it gets worse before it gets better. It did for me and I'm paying for it with PIH. Don't pick your spots! Especially if you are asian like me...



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 05:00 PM

Hi Bumpy,
Thanks for your information.

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 06:03 PM

Hi Bumpy,
My face has become very dry recently.How about yours?

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 01:58 PM

Edit: I forgot you weren't using differin. I always assumed differin was the cause of the dryness which I don't really get affected by anymore. Just moisturise after you wash your face :)


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 08:17 AM

Hi Bumpy,how is your face?My face still has had small pimples.Currently it is quite oily.

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 01:36 PM

Feel free to check this out for updates. A couple of new spots have shown up :(  'http://www.acne.org/...ional-pictures/'



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 08:44 PM

Bumpy,how many capsule are you taking daily?

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 03:47 PM

Just one in the morning



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Posted 13 February 2014 - 03:33 AM

yes it is needed that you contact a good doctor or dermatologist specially.






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