Jump to content
Search In
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

tretinoin gel , sulfur 10% soap , doxycycline

Recommended Posts

basically... i wake up

wash with sulfur soap put on tretinoin gel .025%

take doxycycline like at 3pm and then before sleeping sulfur soap and tretinoin gel .025% i am seeing no results.. this was reccomended by my derm

what do you thinhk avbout this?

Link to post
Share on other sites

Doxycycline took about 3 months to work for me, which is quite unusual. I was just about to quit it when it kicked in then worked great for a while about another 3-4 months then i became resistant.......

Link to post
Share on other sites


I am questioning your derms decision for the sulfur cleanser. Sulfur, according to alot of folks, is a potent skin irritant and promotes the growth of bacteria. This is according to the Journal of Microbiology. I would stop it since you DO NOT want the growth of bacteria when treating acne. That is counterproductive. I will say..I have NEVER had any results from sulfur. I also use retina micro, however, I have found that alternating it at night with Benzoyl Peroxide and BP every morning works VERY well. Also, find a gentle cleanser...like cetaphil or Neutrogena extra gentle cleanser, which is what I use. The sulfur may be inhibiting your progress.

For what it's worth, doctors aren't always right!! Question them.


Link to post
Share on other sites

hmm i have to go back next week i will talk to him... i have like neutrugena oil free cleanser with those little micro beads would that be ok?

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Personalized Advice Quiz - All of Acne.org in just a few minutes