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To get everybody up to speed, I have been taking extremely high doses of amoxicillin and cephalexin. Up to 6,500 mg a day. I had clear perfect skin for two years. Finally, last week, my dermatologist failed to renew my prescription for cephalexin. Because of that, I can only take the prescribed dose of 1500mg per day of only amoxicillin. Also new to my regimen is tea tree oil toner from The Body Shop.

My complete regimen is as follows:

Morning routine:

Wash face with Cetaphil antibacterial soap. Use slow circular motions to exfoliate. Then apply tea tree oil toner with cotton round.

Late Morning:

Wash face with dial antibacterial soap. Apply thin film of benzaclin.

Early afternoon:

Wash face with Cetaphil antibacterial bar soap. Apply tea tree oil toner.


Wash face with Cetaphil antibacterial soap. Wait 20 minutes, apply tretinoin. On top of that, apply thin layer of benzaclin and lights out on skin care.

Prognosis: Now that I am taking the reduced dose of amoxicillin exclusively, I have had two pimples over the past two weeks. I guess I'll just have to live with it. My doctor is no longer endorsing my strategy of take no prisoners war on acne. I am broken. I now have to accept getting a few zits now and then. Bury me!



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I think that your derm has your best interest at heart. Antibiotic resistance is a very real things and it would be unfortunate to need it for a serious medical emergency and be resistant to it. Stay strong girl and keep up the good fight. There has to be something out there that will work for you,

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I think I willl just stick with my current regimen and suffer a few zits every once in a while.

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I think we've all been through massive breakouts so a zit or two here and there isn't a big deal~

as long as your current skincare routine does it's job then no sweat :D!

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