A member asked:

I have been using benzoyl peroxide and adapalene gel for several weeks, but i still continue to have acne bumps raise, mostly those inflammatory pustule. never had acne when younger, and all started last year. im a 30 yr male. trying to stay away r/x?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

https://differin.com/shop/differin-gel?&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Bing%20-%20Brand%20-%20Exact%20-%202019&utm_term=differin%20adapalene%20gel&utm_content=Differin%20-%20Gel&gclid=99a30608899913bc2a756420283d95a5&gclsrc=3p.ds May see retinization up to 4 weeks;some individuals have been using it for 12 weeks to see improvement. Would F/U w/ derm-discuss need for benzoyl peroxide.

Answered 3/9/2022


Dr. Christine Hom answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Benzoyl Peroxide is the traditional treatment for acne. Adding another drying agent may help, but watch for excessive dryness or irritation. Acne really is a chronic problem and seems to last much longer than desired in just about everyone. If your acne is worse as an adult, consider stress, medication, and please have your doctor check for other problems.

Answered 3/23/2022



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