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Acne board


have anyone used or are using any one of these acne products to treat acne vulgaris:

Azelex Cream

Clindamycin phosphate topical solution

Doxycycline antibiotic?????

If you have or know someone who has please share your story.

I'm currently on them and would like to hear other pplz stories.... thanx
I used Clindamycin it didn't do jack. I got a friend who uses azelex and she thinks it works, so I don't know. Good luck to ya.
I used Clindamycin and it didn't help me either. i just started Doxycline 3 days ago and as soon as I started using it I stopped breaking out. So, it is working.
When I was first prescribed Clindamycin, I used it alone and it didn't help. When the new Benzaclin/Duac prescriptions came out, I decided to try the Clindamycin again, followed by an application of 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide. This really helped!!!
Also, when I put Clindamycin on zits that were coming up or healing, I found them to heal A LOT faster than without it!
That didn't completely heal me, but I'd say I was 80% better.
Your regimen sounds good. The Azelex will exfoliate (getting rid of the dead skin that can clog pores). The Clindamycin will help by killing bacteria directly. And the Doxy will help kill bacteria as well, but it also has an anti-inflammatory reaction to the skin, making pimples less swollen.
If you just started the Azelex, you should probably expect an initial breakout and some irritation and flaking. It might take up to 4 weeks to see improvement, maybe longer. Don't give up on it!!!