Why Would Doxycycline Cause an Initial Breakout?

I would like to know why would an antibiotic cause an initial acne breakout?

Doctor Answers (1)

It shouldn't


I've heard this from other acne patients but it should not happen, scientifically. I suspect it's a topical causing a temporary flair. Give a new acne routine 6 weeks before giving up.

Columbia Dermatologist

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