Doxycycline is an antibiotic belonging to the tetracyclines family of antibiotics. It is used for the treatment of acne, rosacea and many other fungal or bacterial infections. It is used in the treatment of the critical cases occurring in acne. Doxycycline is also known as Adoxya, Monodox, Doryx and Vibramycin. Doxycycline is used orally and in a prescribed manner for the treatment of acne from the moderate condition to the severe condition.
The function of the Doxycycline is to stop the growth of bacteria by killing them. The bacterium which is responsible for the severe acnes is Propionibacterium acnes. In some cases, Minocycline is suggested to cure the problem of acne. Doxycycline and Minocycline are proved to be more effective antibiotics than the tetracycline.
Doxycycline is also used to treat the back acne and the body acne and sometimes it is used as a supplementary topical medication in the place of Benzoyl Peroxide or Retin-A. The use of the doxycycline is by oral method. The dosage of the Doxycycline is generally found to be two times in a day preferred by most of the doctors. You should take this antibiotic with the food in the case if this medication procedure creates some effect in your stomach.
How to cure?
As soon as the stage of complete elimination of the skin problem is achieved, you should skip the use of this medication process, as it is recommended by most of the medical experts. The constant use of this antibiotic is needed in the severe cases of acne to keep the problem under the control. There is also existence of some side effects by the use of this antibiotic such as some misbehaviour of stomach, photosensitivity etc. In the case of photosensitivity, the skin left after process will become sensitive to the UV rays of sunlight. To avoid these side effects, you must use the doxycycline at very low dosage.
There are certain measures which can be taken for the safe process of the treatment. You should put on some sunscreen lotion after using the antibiotic as it leaves the skin more sensitive to the sunrays. You should inform the doctor of the results after using the doxycycline whether it is working or not because it may cause in the growth of antibiotic resistant bacteria. The medicine should be taken as per the prescribed format provided by the doctors. It can cause some type of irritation in the throat, so you must intake a glass of water after each dose.