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Old 09-03-2003, 12:09 AM   #1
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Question How long do antibiotics take to reep beneficial effects (tetracycline)

Been on tetracycline for around two weeks...some places of my face seem a bit better, where as other parts seem a bit worse.

Does it generally take longer to see results?

 
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BTW, I'm taking 500 MG, twice a day for a total of 1 GRAM of tetracycline...

 
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Are you taking a topical medication along with the tetracycline?

 
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Yes, differin gel at night, and benzoyl peroxide during the day. Also, I sorta spot treat with azelex and use Paula's Choice BHA as a moisturizer.

 
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hmm anyone?

 
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I'd say around 4-8 weeks, but some people are different and get results much quicker. I wouldn't recommend "spot treating" because the medicine is only applied to one or several blemishes to make them go away and help prevent them from comming back again, but what about the rest of your face?

 
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Is it normal to receive some pustules initially from antibiotics? Because places where im not using differin (and generally dont receive inflamed zits anymore) are starting to get pustules.

Perhaps it's just a coincidence or something.

 
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I'm not too sure about that one, Although I would believe so, I can't say for sure. Ask your dermatologist.

And start using differin all over your face, to help get rid and prevent future break outs (if your currently spot treating)

 
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Im using the differin all over my cheeks, basically the part of my face that has "persistent" and small acne.

I'm only spot treating with azelex to fade redmarks.

BTW- have you had any success with differin?

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tetracycline didnt clear me up at all.It just relocated the breakouts (clusters of them) to my cheeks and that was over 2 years ago,there just now starting to clear up.Tetra.. also gave me stomach problems that I still have today.

PS.Antibiotics dont usually work,they just mess with your system.
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Differin, Clindamycin and Minocycline cleared me 100% for about 9 months.

Antibiotics curb the production of certain bacterias in your body such as acne influencing bacteria. They work for most, but for others they don't. It's bais and incorrect of you, uniquejustlikeeveryoneels, to say that. Yes, it's true that you shouldn't eat before you take Tetracycline because it won't be absorbed into the body efficiently and this is known to make people naeuseated. In that case I'd suggest that you move to another pill in the cycline family that CAN be taken with food such as Minocycline or Doxycycline.

 
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I really hope my acne isn't "relocating" :/

 
Old 09-03-2003, 08:48 PM   #13
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Who knows, ask your doctor. I think my acne relocated to my jaw line. Don't sweat it though, acne is very treatable!

 
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