What should I do if doxycycline is not working for my acne?
It may be because your acne is severe and hence may need stronger treatment like isotretinoin. Another reason is non-compliance or you have not tried doxycycline long enough (usually takes 2-3 months to see significant results). Perhaps your acne is hormonal driven (in females), hence an oral contraceptive may be more beneficial for you. I would advise you to see a dermatologist for further assessment.
Firstly there has been doxycycline resistant cases. Secondly is there a compliance issue or is the doxycycline taken for too short a duration ( typically a minimum of 3 months ).
If not then one can consider switching to isotretinoin like Roaccutane either alone or in combination with minocycline.
For recurrent cases one can consider Agnes RF which destroys the sebaceous glands and thus eliminates the root cause of the problem.
Hope this helps.
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