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epiduo initial breakout

A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Epiduo: Epiduo is a great product but rarely is the product as mono therapy. Most of the time it is used with an oral antibiotic such as solodyn (minocycline) ... Read More
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Time : It does take time for topical acne treatments to work. Usually we advise patients to wait about 6 weeks. However, not all treatments are effective in ... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
You can try OTC: products with hydroquinone and hydroxy acids or retinol or may need higher strength prescription from dermatologist
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Seward
21 years experience Dermatology
I : I would recommend you follow up with your dermatologist b/c it sounds like you might benefit from an antibiotic. An antibiotic would help reduce the i ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Rousso
13 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Dermatologist : You should consult with a nearby dermatologist who specializes in the treatment of acne. Sometimes it can take a few different opinions before you are ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Sudy
26 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
A mild cleanser: Epiduo can be irritating to the skin and generally we recommend using a mild cleanser to begin with. If you aren't experiencing any irritation with t ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Epiduo: Epiduo side effects can last for some time. To overcome its side effects stop using the gel when your your face gets red or too dry. Use a moisturizer ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Short lived: Redness and irritation from topical preparations should subside within a few days after discontinuing the offending agent.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Lio
Dr. Peter Lio answered
19 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Medications that contain a retinoid (such as adapalene, tretinoin, or tazarotene) have a powerful effect on preventing acne lesions, but also help smo ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Melanotan: There are no known side effects between epiduo and melanotan. What this means is that there have not been enough studies of drug interactions with me ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Acne treatment: Acne treatment can be tricky and finding the right regimen can be difficult. It can take several weeks to a few months to see results from a treatmen ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
29 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Acne: First line of therapy for acne is ---retinol ( retinoic acid). The retinol in epiduo ( adapalene) is weak retinoid. Use retinoic acid 0.045% every nig ... Read More
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