Does penicillin clear acne?rosacea
Posted 01 October 2005 - 01:34 PM
What do you think?
Posted 01 October 2005 - 01:47 PM
Posted 01 October 2005 - 02:53 PM
They work on acne, however, most responsible doctors will not keep you on it long term because it longer exposure could make bacteria develop a tolerance, meaning it may not work in the future (like during an infection, after surgery, etc).
Posted 02 October 2005 - 06:32 PM
Its not for everybody. I'm on minocycline which is a different family of antibiotics and it works. When i was a kid i was on oral erythromycin for awhile...(that was a mistake tho as now i'm immune to it and its the only thing to treat bronchitis so i woud never recommend going on oral erythromycin for any extended periods). Penecillin is so widespread tho i would never use it for acne...to treat acne you have to be on meds for an extended period. You should keep your options open if you get infections and never become immune to one drug like i am. I can still take topical erythromycin but i can't take the oral stuff anymore..this is disasterous as i get bronchitis alot (weak lungs) and as a result i get penumonia and am developing athsma.
Even tho penecillin might work...go on something else if you want to see results...don't narrow your options. Its just not worth dying over.
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Posted 04 November 2014 - 11:01 PM
Penicillin is an antibiotic that targets the peptidoglycan in the cell wall of gram positive bacterium. Most acne causing bacteria are gram positive so it would only make sense that Penicillin reduces acne. Although taking Penicillin (or any antibiotic) when unnecessary can be extremely dangerous as it allows the bacteria to build up a resistance to the drug.
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