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Antibiotics for controlling acne

Postby puzzled » Tue, 05 Jul 2005 11:01 pm

anyone seek help from doctors regarding acne problem? when taking oral anti-biotics prescribed by doctors is it effective in controlling acne or are there any serious side effects?

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Postby teabag » Tue, 05 Jul 2005 11:21 pm

I was given tetracycline (the spelling should be correct idk) the last time I seek for help at the National Skin Centre. Than my own GP prescibed the same antibiotics. It helped. Not totally eradicated though. But these bastards returned once I stopped taking them.

I don't remember any side effect.

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Postby detox your life » Wed, 06 Jul 2005 11:27 am

Antibiotics only take care of the symptoms-they kill bacteria, but will also destroy your gut flora and weaken your immune system. The fact that you have acne shows your metabolism is overburdened with stuff it cannot digest. It can be a sign of hormone imbalance, poor digestion, stress etc. Get to the root cause of your skin problem-"what you cannot digest, you wear on your skin......."
Cut junk food, grease, fried things, sugar, alcohol, coffee, excess meat (often high in artificial hormones). Increase filtered water, raw fruit and vegetables. Make sure your digestion is good, add probiotics, live plain yogurt, whole grains. Try a juice fast on freshly extracted fruit and vege juices, preferably organic-your skin will clear up and start glowing!! Cleanse your liver, which is the main detox organ (your skin is too) . Take fresh lemon juice in water and olive oil or apple cider vinegar in water, first thing in the morning for liver cleanse. Juice carrots, beet root and ginger, add apple if you like. Find out about liver flushing at (all free, non-profit self-help forum). Detox your mouth if you have mercury fillings, but have a dentist who knows the safe protocol (curezone).
In brief, take charge of your health, don't pop extra toxins, they won't heal you!!

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Re: Antibiotics for controlling acne

Postby Indi.Lens » Wed, 06 Jul 2005 11:45 am

puzzled wrote:anyone seek help from doctors regarding acne problem? when taking oral anti-biotics prescribed by doctors is it effective in controlling acne or are there any serious side effects?

Prescribing tetracycline for acne seems to be a common practice. However, I remember a GP telling me that tetracyclines can bring yellowing of teeth if prescribed to kids. Not sure if this side effect is true for adults. GI (gastro-intestinal) tract disturbance is another common side effect that I have suffered. Maybe some physician or pharmacist here on the forum can help clear the issues of tetracyclines.
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Postby dils » Wed, 06 Jul 2005 11:51 am

my doc from nsc prescribed me doxycycline.. it has helped me a lot.. no side effects so far ..

from what he said, alto its an anti-biotic, it actually acts as a hormone suppressant, ie slower down the production of certain hormones so as to keep the zits at bay


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