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Doxycycline, 3 years

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I used to get 1-3 somewhat bright (quite noticeable aka anxiety-inducing) acne lesions/whiteheads around my lip (used to think it was herpes, but it’s not) once per week. I’ve been taking doxycycline 50 mg daily for around 3 years and now I only get one every couple months. 

1. last time I talked to my derm (8 months ago; new insurance doesn’t cover) he said I can stay on med for many years. is this right? ..

2. I decided to stop for 20 days but I’ve again gotten 2-3 lesions every 5-7 days.  I realize 2-3 pimples/week is not so bad (former teen accutane user), and perhaps it’s not worth it to take an antibiotic. Are there other options one might recommend? (I also use a OTC benzoyl cream to put on when pimples form). 

.. 26 y/o male if that matters. 

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