A 50-year-old member asked:
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recently started using panoxyl 10% wash and clindamycin lotion making acne worse. what could be wrong?

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Dr. Robert Flinchbaugh
29 years experience Family Medicine
Stop the wash: I suspect the wash is causing too much irritation to your skin. If you can get a wash with 5 % that might work if you find that the wash was giving you some benefit.
Answered on Aug 23, 2013

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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
If it's going to: work, you should see some results within 2-4 weeks. (not necessarily gone) Speak to your dermatologist if it's not improving.

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