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How do antibiotics stop pores from getting blocked?

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I understand that antibiotics kill p.acnes bacteria and also other good bacteria too. But pores dont get blocked by bacteria.

So how do antibiotics stop comedones forming?

Because alot of people get clear or see drastic improvement from taking antibiotics alone. But i fail to see how antibiotics can stop pores from becoming blocked :doh:

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I understand that antibiotics kill p.acnes bacteria and also other good bacteria too. But pores dont get blocked by bacteria.

So how do antibiotics stop comedones forming?

Because alot of people get clear or see drastic improvement from taking antibiotics alone. But i fail to see how antibiotics can stop pores from becoming blocked :doh:

Oral antibiotics in my experience won't unblock your pores of oil but only kill the bacteria that live in sebum. The topical ones however, are made out of an alcoholic solution that tends to do the job, it takes absolutely ages to see results though and it's never very effective, (for me anyways).

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i'm on antibiotics and i still sometimes get pores blocked by oil. but since bacteria don't grow and cause the blockage to become inflamed, the oil usually dissipates in a few days and the pore clears up by itself.

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You sure they take antibiotics alone? Most people I see on here use medicated cleansers, spot treatments or at a minimum some kind of moisturizer with salicylic acid/AHA/BHA in it.

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