Minocycline for Acne Changes Skin Microbiota

Minocycline for Acne Changes Skin Microbiota

Antibiotic therapy for acne was linked with variations in the skin microbiota, some of which persisted and weren’t necessarily healthy, a four-patient longitudinal study indicated. Relative abundance of Cutibacterium acnes decreased 1.4-fold with 4 weeks of minocycline therapy (difference -10.3%, 95% CI −19.9% to −0.7%; P=0.04) in the four participants, women age 25-35. But other bacteria increased, including a transient 5.6-fold rise in the relative abundance of Pseudomonas species, reported Luis A. Garza, MD, PhD, of Johns Hopkins School of…

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Make-up artist who feared her severe acne will drive away her boyfriend reveals how her skin improved in just six WEEKS with an over-the-counter serum – and it costs just £12.95

Make-up artist who feared her severe acne will drive away her boyfriend reveals how her skin improved in just six WEEKS with an over-the-counter serum – and it costs just £12.95

A make-up artist with severe acne has revealed how her skin has dramatically improved in just six weeks with the help of an over-the-counter serum. Abbie Bull, 22, of Donnington, Shropshire, has suffered with severe acne for over seven years and at her lowest, she felt so ugly, she worried her boyfriend of five years would leave her. ‘He is very understanding of my insecurities regarding my skin but there were times when I would go…

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