I myself have had a problem with adult acne. I've suffered from acne from age ten until age 24, (I am now almost 25) and it's been hell. I did not see a dermatoligist until this year, because I could no longer stand the embarrasent that this caused me. However, when I did finally see a dermatoligist, he began prescribing me to 500 mg of amoxicilin twice daily. He also prescribed a birth control patch (as I'm not prone t remember the pil)l and the antibiotic. He also prescribed me to a vitamin K cream. Within two weeks, my skin- which was a constant humiliation- was clear, clean, and radiant. I'd never experienced that before, and I was astounded. the vitamin K creme causes skin cells top shed faster- which is key with someone who does everything right but still retains a biological predisposition to acne. Yes, it did cause peeling, but only for a short bit. The large doses of antibiotic (believe me, I did not trust in amoxicillin before this) stopped the cause at the root. And, last but not least, the birth control patch I began to use regulated my fluctuating hormones. (This can be an issue with adults, not just teens.) After a few weeks I was able to let go of the vitamin K cream altogether, but to each his own. Your discovery with amoxy is not singular-- doctors embrace it, and success stories like myself choose to cooberate.View Thread
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