Acne: What’s New and What’s to Come?
Acne in Skin of Color
by Kimberly Huerth, MD, M.Ed on
I still treat my acne twice daily with a whole cabinet full of various topicals. I’ve tried and failed doxycycline because it disrupts every single molecule of bacterial flora in my body. I’ve tried and failed spironolactone because I was the poster child for nearly all of its annoying and inconvenient side effects. I’ve tried and failed several OCPs because my body was a little too convince …
Doxycycline-Modified Release
by Angelo Landriscina, MD on
In this month’s installment of our Therapeutic Cheat Sheet Series, we turn our focus to rosacea.  Antibiotics have been a mainstay for rosacea treatment for decades, but their side effect profile and dosing schedules can complicate their use. Enter Doxycycline-Modified Release (Doxy-MR).  This specialized formulation of doxycycline allows for sustained activity and a minimized side effect prof …
Cutaneous Reaction – Friday Pop Quiz – 11/30
cutaneous reaction
You are called to evaluate a patient that recently returned from a trip to Mexico with these cutaneous findings. Upon further questioning, he reports being on oral doxycycline for Lyme disease for the past 14 days. What is the major contributor of this cutaneous reaction? A.) UVA B.) UVA1 C.) UVB D.) UVC E.) Visible Light To find out the correct answer and read the explanation, click he …