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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Age:18Is it okay to take cephalexin to cure acne? My doctor perscribed cephalexin for an infection in my throat. I've had EXTREMELY BAD ACNE since I was twelve and it got worse every year until last year when I started taking cephalexin for the infection in my throat, I noticed that all of my acne seemed to start disappearing before my eyes in as little as a week. My face was soft like baby skin and ever since I finished the bottle, a year later I started breaking out again and now I'm taking that medicine again because I got another infection in my throat and I was just wondering if I could continue taking these pills to keep my acne away.
Doctor :   how can i help you
Doctor :   give me some time to read your query
User :   ok
Doctor :   dont take any medicine with consulting ur physician
Doctor :   sore throat could be due to viral cause as well
Doctor :   r u able to follow
User :   yes
Doctor :   acne is more of hormonal cause
Doctor :   and blocked sweat glands
User :   will it ever go away when i get older?
Doctor :   leading to infection
Doctor :   yes it will
Doctor :   as u grow older
Doctor :   ur acne problem will be less severe
Doctor :   u need to apply topical cream and oral drugs as well
Doctor :   which physician will prescribe
Doctor :   for the acne
Doctor :   if the acne is persisting for long time as u mentioned
Doctor :   it needs to be evaluated throughly

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