A 30-year-old member asked:
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i have used benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) for years and now my skin is immune to it. what is the next step?

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Dr. Jennifer Haley
22 years experience Dermatology
Inflamed?: Inflammatory acne responds well to antibiotics but long term use often selects for resistance. To reduce the inflammation, i like the at home use of the tria blue light system which all ages and skin types can use. Most patients also benefit from a retinoid preferably prescription strength as a mainstay for any acne regimen.
Answered on Mar 28, 2015
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Dr. Michelle Chambers
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Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide): In general, a topical retinoid is added to help turn over skin cells and reduce blackheads, resulting in reduced pimples.
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No.: Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) is for acne. If it is under control, you don't nered to continue it.
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You can.: But use suncreen, you may get sunburn.

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