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Old 11-16-2005, 07:09 PM   #1
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Question Breakout with Mino

Okay. So I finally broke down a month ago and started Mino thinking that I would at least have a break for a while. Now, a month into it, I am worse now than ever before. I started breaking out immediately upon starting the mino and have never cleared even a little bit. Should I keep taking it? I am looking into Candida as a contributing factor and wonder if the antibiotics are making it worse? I don't know. I am SOOO frustrated!!

Anybody else break out on Mino????

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Old 11-17-2005, 12:07 AM   #2
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Re: Breakout with Mino

Like on Accutane, you're acne will typically get worse before it gets better using Mino.
I know my acne first got worse, afterwards it was a lot better...

Old 11-17-2005, 07:30 PM   #3
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Re: Breakout with Mino

It takes 6 weeks for acne to form underneath your skin. Because minocycline is an internal treatment (antibiotic), it will work on the acne that is forming beneath your skin, i.e. the acne that you can't see yet (future acne). It won't do much for the acne that was already on your face when you started your treatment. That's why antibiotics typically take 6 weeks to 2 months before you see results, because after that you should stop getting new acne and the acne you already had should be healing.

Try using some topicals to combat the acne on the surface while the mino takes care of the acne beneath the surface. Find a BP gel or cream in 2.5% or 5%, that should help you in the short-term while you wait for the mino to kick in.

Remember that with any acne treatment (accutane, oral antibiotics, prescription topicals like differin or Retin-A, etc), it takes MONTHS to see results. It can take 6 months or more to become clear. Be patient.

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Old 11-27-2005, 09:51 PM   #4
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Re: Breakout with Mino

I know i post alot, but don't worry, you aren't alone. My acne has gotten worse(while on mino) but yeah supposedly it is suppose to get worse before it gets better but we'll get through it. try not to worry. its hard not to, trust me. i worry a lot about everything ...including that and im only 18. lol. goodluck.

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