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Article
January 1975

Milk of Magnesia Treatment for Acne

Arch Dermatol. 1975;111(1):132. doi:10.1001/archderm.1975.01630130134029

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Abstract

To the Editor.—  I have found a nightly topical application of milk of magnesia, when combined with 250mg of tetracycline orally administered four times daily and two daily washes with a fat-free soap, to be highly effective in the reduction of redness from postinflammatory lesions and in the number and severity of acne pustules. Realizing that a laxative as topical medication is not ordinarily prescribed in acne treatment, I write this letter with the two-fold hope that my success in this area may also be shared by those physicians treating this condition, and that this method may become a viable alternative to the abrasion and irritation inflicted with alcoholand sulfur-based compounds.

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