A 44-year-old member asked:
side effects from using differin (adapalene) & clindamycin phosphate for acne?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Dermatology 50 years experience
Not much.: Most commonly feel dry, irrtating and itchy and see peeling, but not everybody. I would not categorize them as side effects. They are natural consequences of using the medicines.
5.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 50-year-old member asked:
How long does it generally take birth control pills to control acne hormones?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dermatology 46 years experience
1-3 months: It may take 1-3 full cycles for birth control pills to have an effect on acne. Not everyone receives the same benefit from birth control pills for acne. Birth control pills can be used in combination with topical medications while waiting for the effect of.Birth control pills.
6.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 24-year-old member asked:
How long does it take retin-a micro to clear acne scars?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Dermatology 16 years experience
See below: Retin-a mirco does not treat acne scarring. It can help prevent new acne scars by preventing serious breakout as part of an acne treatment regimen. Some patients (especially those with darker skin tones) can develop dark spots from acne lesions. These are not actually scars and Retin-A can help improve them over the course of many months.
6.4k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 45-year-old member asked:
I am 18 and I have had acne on my chin and cheeks for years. What can I do to get rid of it?
4 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 33 years experience
6.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 35-year-old female asked:
I am a woman in my 30's with acne. Why is it worse during the time of the month leading up to my menstrual period? What hormones cause this?
4 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 60 years experience
6.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 32-year-old member asked:
Are there known drawbacks of long-term doxycycline use against acne? Excluding changes to endogenous microbes and sun sensitivity.
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Not really: Doxycycline as generally all tetracyclines are fairly well tolerated in patients with long term use. I have patients who've taken them over a long period of time without major side effects.
6.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
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