A 34-year-old member asked:
what is the best way to get rid of acne if i'm allergic to creams containing benzoyl peroxide?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Robert Kwok answered
33 years experience Pediatrics
Several options: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter salicylic acid is helpful for those unable to use benzoyl peroxide. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin gel can be used instead of salicylic acid. A doctor can add an antibiotic gel such as cleocin (clindamycin phosphate). Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral accutane.
Answered on Jul 1, 2014
Dr. Ronald Shelton answered
37 years experience Dermatology
Acne treatments: Depending on the acne, your dermatologist may want you to start retin a, (tretinoin) differin, tazorac, sparingly and build up. You may need antibiotics by mouth depending on the lesions you have. Some sulphur based medicated creams are still prescribed.
Answered on Sep 10, 2014
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