Using antibiotics for acne increases the risk of being infected with resistant bacteria.

This may be true...but it’s not as dire as it sounds.

ORAL and TOPICAL antibiotics used to treat acne can lead to bacterial resistance...resistant P. acnes and coagulase-negative Staphylococcus and colonization with resistant Strep pyogenes.

The good news is that these bacteria don’t often cause serious infections.

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