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Prescribed with doxylag for pimples and oily skin. How effective is this medication?

Hello Doctor! How is Eveything? I just bought doxylag 100 mg, am not sure it will effective on my oily skin sorrounded by pimples & blackhead! Am from Dubai 28 years old male.Dubai is a hot country as you know with harsh weather conditions like sand storms, humidity & tap water is almost hot which I use it for bathing and other basic need kindly please let me know does this doxylag will work for my skin cause physican advisied me to consume it for one month each tablet daily, he also advisied me to quit having oily food well this is hard enougg because am south asian & our meal is almost!
Asked On : Tue, 21 Aug 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response

thanks for posting your query.

doxycycline is effective in treating acne.

also hope you have not been picking up on any of the lesions as that will lead to deep scars and pigmentation.
in addition to doxycycline, active lesions also need to be treated with creams for better results.

first of all creams that you can apply.

you need to follow a routine of cleansing, sunscreen , creams daily.

cleanse your face with cetaphil cleansing lotion for acne prone skin thrice daily.

sunscreen needs to be used daily , neutrogena would be a good choice.

creams would be:-

clindamycin gel on the active acne lesions in the morning and Retin A 0.025% cream at night on the entire face.

Retin A needs to be applied only at night, start with coming it for 2 hours and then gradually increase the time interval to keep it overnight.

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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Hi, Celsorian,
Thanks for query.
You continue with Doxylag 100 mg as advised by your doctor. It will work even in hot weather.
Do face wash daily for 2-3 times, this will give relief from oily skin.
Use some water soluble moisturizing lotion or cream.
Try to avoid oily items as far as possible.
Take more green veggies and fresh fruits.
Take plenty of water.
Ok and bye.
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