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    Is Doxycycline advisable for severe acne in a 17-year-old?

Posted on 4 days ago in Acne
Question: My 17 yr old daughter is having a hard time with acne and a friend of hers recommended using WebMD. SHE WAS Prescribed Doxycycline Monohydrate and it helped clear up her complextion.
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Continue doxycycline, benzoyl peroxide, soap free cleanser, moisturiser

Detailed Answer:


I have reviewed the attached photographs and she is having moderate grade of acne.
If I was her treating doctor I would recommend her to continue with doxycycline 100 mg once daily at bedtime for atleast 12-14 weeks.
Also apply benzoyl peroxide 2.5 percent gel on the acne lesions twice daily along with a mild soap free cleanser for washing face and noncomedogenic moisturising cream on the entire face 2-3 times daily.
Oral antibiotics are prescription drugs and you need to see the doctor in person to get them.
Dr Asmeet
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
THANK you Dr. My daughter has not taken the doxycycline monohydrate, her friend has had success with it. The dermatologist that prescribed the Differen has retired and closed her practice. I WAS hoping to get a prescription from this service..
Thank you, XXXXXXX D.
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Not authorised to give prescription on this site

Detailed Answer:
Your daughter can take doxycycline.
I am sorry but we are not authorised to give prescriptions in this site.
We can help in giving a second opinion as well diagnosis of the symptoms.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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