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neomycin for acne

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
No: Neosporin will not help acne. It may even make it worse. It is also a common cause of allergic eruptions -so throw it away.

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
No : Beclomethasone is a steroid ; Clotrimazole is an antifungal and neither will treat acne. Neosporin is a topical antibiotic but is not commonly used to ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Terrible idea: Please forgive my frankness. Betamethasone can make your skin atrophy and it won't help at all. Red and brown post-acne marks need to fade on their ow ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Terrible idea: The redness and hyperpigmentation that follow acne lesions are basically something that you need to allow to fade. Betamethasone will make your new le ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
NO: This is a steroid cream and may actually worsen acne. It is used to treat inflammation, such as a skin allergy or eczema.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Rosacea, not acne: Noritate is primarily prescribed for rosacea. It's a topical form of metronidazole, which is a sort of antibiotic. Some dermatologists use it for acne ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Clindycin and bomzoyl peroxide topically are both commonly used for acne treatment ant prevention.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: The sulfa in Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) may help. If your acne is troublesome, prescription treatments can usually clear it up. I generally start ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Adjunct only: There are better topical antibiotics for which resistance is less of a problem. Never use an antibiotic as sole treatment for acne. If for some reason ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Acne: Sure it is. Benzoyl peroxide is effective for teenage acne by itself or in combination with an antibiotic or adapalene.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Really neither: But if anything i would guess for infected eczema. It is way overkill for acne.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
20 years experience Dermatology
Fading creams: The gold standard for lightening dark marks is hydroquinone. You can purchase fading creams that contain 2-3% hydroquinone without a prescription (amb ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Campanelli
28 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
First choice: Tretinoin is generally the first prescription based choice for acne. It is very effective.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
40 years experience Dermatology
Reduces Bacteria: Clindamycin reduces sebum bacterial colonies that metabolize the oil and produce inflammatory mediators.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
One of the most used: Minocycline and Doxycycline are very effective in treating acne, and are the first drugs i would use, coupled with topical benzoil peroxide. Blackhead ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
Neosporin: Neosporin ointment is petrolatum based and quite oily. Long term use on the skin is probably unwise and could exacerbate acne. Rather, a cleanser tha ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Very bad idea: It will make the redness and swelling go away by stopping the neutrophils from fighting the bacteria that cause acne. It will promote the same skin ch ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Not sole Rx: Never use an antibiotic as the only treatment for acne, or for more than a few months. With topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated, this can be a good ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
38 years experience Dermatology
Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) for acne: Yes, unless you are allergic to it.
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A female asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
48 years experience Family Medicine
Yes/no: Yes you can use it , but I doubt that it will do any good
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moises Perez
17 years experience Pharmacology
Effective on some : Solodyn (minocycline) is an antibiotic typically prescribed by your dermatologist to treat certain types of skin disorders. It seem to clear the acne ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Accutane: Acticin is permethrin, a cream used to treat scabies and other skin parasites. Accutane is a variant of vitamin a that is very useful for severe types ... Read More

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