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Old 06-01-2003, 06:50 PM   #1
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Post Understanding how antibiotics work

Alright guys let me explain how antibiotics work. Some people think that the antibiotics that they are taking actually makes their acne worse which is NOT true. The reason why antibiotics are prescribed is so that it can attack the bacteria from inside. if your acne gets worse while on the medication, it means that the acne would have been there even if you didnt take the medication. The medication can only make you better. If it does not work it just means that you need a different antibiotic to kill the bacteria. This is why there are so many drugs out there, its because the bacteria find a way to bypass the old drugs, therefore they have to come out with new ones to attack it. For acne there is really just 4 main types of antibiotics, which are erythomycin, tetracylcine, minocycline, and doxycycline. Accutane is NOT a antibiotic.

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