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Old 01-16-2005, 07:28 PM   #1
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Has anyone else noticed this?

I am not new to the forum, but new to this board. I have had acne all of my life (now in my mid 40s). Its not bad now, but its still have a lot of flare ups. The last few times I have been on amoxicillin for a sinus infection I have noticed that my face really clears up and looks great. Do you think a doctor would perscribe amoxicillin (or something similar) if I tell him or her what happens when I take it? Even if it were low dose I think it might help.

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Old 01-16-2005, 07:30 PM   #2
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Re: Has anyone else noticed this?

One of the treatments doctors use for acne is antibiotics. I am willing to bet your dermatologist wouldn't have a problem prescribing you something like that.

 
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Old 01-16-2005, 08:45 PM   #3
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Re: Has anyone else noticed this?

i was on amoxicillan for about 6 months

 
Old 01-17-2005, 05:55 PM   #4
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Thanks so much for your encouragement!

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Old 01-17-2005, 06:31 PM   #5
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Re: Has anyone else noticed this?

I have to say that I think it would be really unethical for a doctor to prescribe amox for acne. Antibiotic resistance is slowly becoming a problem, and drugs like amoxicillin, which are used mainly for non-acne infections, shouldn't be used lightly... resistance shouldn't be encouraged.

 
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