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Acne and tiny acne problems: im interested to try the doxycycline tablet but im not sure which one i should go for. Do you can suggest me? Im 18 above so how much gram can i take?

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: June 10, 2021 12:05 AM

Anonymous 4 months

Hi there. Im a woman and im 21. Its been a year i have acne and tiny acne problem continues on my face. Its been more than a year. But I haven’t try doxycycline tablet yet. Its suggest by one of my friends. So, im interested to give a try. Can you help me regarding it?!

Dr Sashini Seeni 4 months
General Practitioner

Hi, thank you for your question.

Based on your description above, we truly understand that you are seeking for medications to treat your acne problem. We are here to help you.

First and foremost, further examination is needed to provide you the best treatment. For your information, acne can be cause by multifactorial causes such as:

  • Excess oil production on sebaceous glands or excessive consumption of oily food (fried in particular).
  • Clogged hair follicles by oil or dead skin.
  • Poor skin hygiene which cause bacterial infection
  • Hormonal factors: excessive secretion of androgens.

However, acne can also be caused by serious conditions that might need further evaluation by a doctor including:

  • Foliculitis is an inflammation of the hair follicles
  • Dermatitis
  • Infectious diseases such as dengue fever, HIV, and chickenpox.
  • Allergic reactions to some drugs
  • Disease of the hair follicles is urticaria
  • Vasculitis

There are several questions that we need to enquire from you to explore different possibilities and give you the best treatment.

You are recommended to speak with our doctor via teleconsultation who can assess your symptoms and offer further advice.

We hope this answers your questions. Thank You

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Last Updated: Thu Jun 10 2021 00:05:44 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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