DermTV – How Do Antibiotics Treat Acne [ Epi #323]

Antibiotics are very effective in treating acne, but since acne isn’t an infection, and antibiotics treat infections, how is this possible? In this episode o…
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22 Responses to DermTV – How Do Antibiotics Treat Acne [ Epi #323]

  • Tami Byta says:

    Why go for expensive spa service whereas a low-priced and all-natural
    remedy can possibly clear up your issue?

  • Woody wazermas says:


  • Habiba Afrose says:

    I just got antibiotics today…

  • Erica Troge says:

    @shangrila628 try tazorac, its a miracle. you just have to be patient with
    it and follow instructions and your acne should be gone in a month.

  • Marcos Lopez says:

    Cool, I have a lot of acne. I got antibiotics for my ingrown toenail but I
    have a lot leftover. Maybe I can use it for my acne.

  • nelly2395 says:

    this is so sad but i got into an arguement with my sister and it was kind
    of full on next day i wake up i have 6 spots…stress defo does cause
    acne..i’m the proof lol but they’ve gona down now i used duac gel

  • laojace says:

    antibiotics must be proscribed by your dermatologist right?

  • thatsitable1 says:

    Thanks doc!

  • itsdannyftw says:

    @MariaGracePearl I know right!! Keep me updated if you get any answers!!

  • LadySakuraii says:

    I love your videos, but I have a question, why when I use Glycolic Acid I
    get acne?

  • Kimberly says:

    Dr. Schultz, today my derm prescribed Doxycycline and Epiduo. I am nervous
    about taking the antibiotic only because I’m afraid it’ll come back once I
    get off it. The derm assured me that by then the Epiduo should be able to
    control it alone. Have you prescribed this combo before? What do you think?
    Thanks, love you!

  • shangrila628 says:

    I don’t have big zits but small bumps spread out bumps on my forehead (the
    oilest part of my face). Tried everything but nothing works. Its so
    persistent and freaking annoyingggg!!!! Does anyone have any suggestions?

  • vancityguy says:

    I was always curious about this treatment. Thanks for the explanation.

  • marmar0007 says:

    i was prescribed antibiotics (amoxicillin) 6 yrs ago as acne treatment and
    it never worked. It however put stress on my digestive system and I still
    suffer from digestive issues after so long. I seriously do not recommend
    antibiotics for acne as you need to take it for more than one or 2 weeks
    and can cause severe symptoms.

  • ShakeyShad says:

    Thats the worst thing you can do since you are wiping out your good
    bacteria allowing bad ones to flourish. The best thing you can do is feed
    your good bact. with garden greens. Juicing them with herbal teas will
    quickly reduce inflamation caused by inflamatory oils and refined sugars.
    Nothing works as good. Meds just keep you in a never ending circle, the
    more you use the more you need. Get the fried foods and refined sugar out,
    eat more fruits and veggies then exercise to further remove inflam

  • Marcos Lopez says:

    @TheCherrycherryboom well it wasn’t specifically for the ingrown toenail,
    it seemed like it was just for general use but I decided to buy some stuff
    made for acne.

  • Jairo L. says:

    can i get drunk if I use topical clindamycin?

  • piggiesmalls4 says:

    listening to the information in this video makes me feel eery about my skin

  • gasfgiop says:

    Wassup Schultz!

  • Pearlgrace says:

    I use cleanser with salicylic acid, diluted witchhazel as a toner and
    moisturizer with glycolic acid and I still get breakouts.. I try to keep my
    face as matte as possible .. I don’t know what to do anymore

  • O663tt3 says:


  • lilyspeaker says:

    Thank you Dr. sooo much for your videos.You give a great insight to all
    these issues that concern us…Really Thanks…. I have a question about
    Acne and its treatment.Through the years my doctor dealt with my acne with
    topical creams,antibiotics and pills of certain vitamins.What i have
    noticed is that the stronger the pills that are used are,the worse the acne
    that rares its head the Next Time is. Is it true…? TThanks in advance…


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