Re: Antibiotic(Dorox) For Back Acne and possible Accutane? Should I change Doc?
The doctor can't say this will work and that's it. Everybody's different, and sometimes it takes trial and error.
Accutane is usually very effective, but it's also quite dangerous sometimes. Look up the side effects. Antibiotics for acne aren't the safest thing, either. Taking them for months at a low dosage encourages drug resistant bacteria to come and live on you, which means that antibiotic doesn't work as well, not only on your acne, but if you get, say, an infected wound, and the resistant bugs can spread to other people. If you get an infection and need antibiotics later, be sure to mention to the doctor that you took Dorox for acne.
How severe is your back acne? Is it something you can live with, or is it very painful?