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Accutane Or Antibiotics

03 October 2013 - 01:29 PM


I had been taking minocycline on and off for a little over two years. I eventually became resistant and my severe chin acne started to come back slowly. It's disappointing that the severity of my acne didn't lessen over the two years. I'm 20 years old male. My derm who I trust said I can go on accutane or give doxy a shot and not willing to just jump into accutane I gave doxy a shot almost hoping it wouldn't work so I could start accutane. Well it's working and now I'm trying to decide if I should stop and just go on accutane. I'm tired of wondering when this will end as I've had acne since 17 and it has gotten worse over the years. Should I just keep on taking doxy and wait til I outgrow acne? Or should I take the accutane leap? I do believe I could outgrow it as no one in my family as acne but I fear of being covered in acne when I go in for job interviews in the next couple years. At the same time, I'm terrified of the side effects and initial breakout that accutane brings.

Thanks everyone,


4 Month Course Of Accutane?

07 August 2013 - 06:29 PM

Is a four month 80 mg course for a male weighing 77 mg enough for long term remission? I am 20 years old. I thought I heard that 5 months-6 months is the norm

Question About Retin A

09 January 2013 - 02:37 PM


I've been on Bactrim for 3 and a half weeks and am still having some breakouts however I think I see some improvement. I'm also using clindamycin lotion in the morning and Retin A .05/ BP 2.5% at night.  I alternate every night.  My question is do you think .05 is a high enough concentration for moderate to severe chin acne or should I up it to .1?  I'd love to hear some people's experience with cystic acne and Retin A.  



Bactrim Ds- How Long Til This Starts Working And Clears Me Up?

18 December 2012 - 10:23 PM

I've been on Bactrim DS for a week now.  I've been using BP at night too.  It seemed to help a little but a couple of days ago I developed a couple of cysts on my chin.  A new one came in today.  Should I switch to another anti or will the Bactrim start preventing new pimples soon?  This is so frustrating.