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What Is The Use Of Halobetasol Propionate And Salicylic Acid As A Medicine
It is safe: The only problem could be too much irritation to your skin. If your skin gets too sore, then reduce the use of one or both of them a little. ...Read more
Rosacea, Melasma: Azelaic acid (finacea) is primarily use to treat rosacea and sometimes it can be helpful in treating acne. It is also sometimes used as a skin lightener in patients with skin pigmentation called melasma. I believe it is only approved to treat rosacea and is used "off-label" to treat other conditions. ...Read more
What is better to use for adult acne that is beginning to scar, the salicylic acid peels or the glycolic acid?
Either: Either peopling agent depending on which is better tolerated accomplish the same peeling effect . Both vary in strength and the higher the strength the greater the peeling effect. This needs to be combined with dietary changes, oral zinc supplements, and topical antibiotic creams. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I use collagen boosting moisturizer above the retinoid (retacnyl tretinoin) ? Also, is the use of a retinoid compatible with breastfeeding?
Over used cream contain compound tazarotene, a member of the acetylenic class of retinoids, my skin is burning , red and itching so badly, what to use?
Nothing: Take a couple days off to let your skin heal. I might do just a plain Eucerin creme. Just about anything on your skin right now will burn. When you restart remember a pea sized amount is all you need. And you might be able to do every other day application, and still get the anti acne effect you are looking for! ...Read more
When dealing with dandruff, what is a best solution for an OTC medicated shampoo, one with Salicylic Acid or Coal Tar? What are notable differences?
Varies: different people find different things work on regular dandruff. (You didn't mention selenium... one of the milder ones). OTC Salicylate AND/or COAL TAR are pretty harsh. generally we go with milder and work up. If there is eczema (red itching rash) elsewhere, an anti-inflammatory is a better direction to go. ...Read more
Hi drs......What is the preferable transdermal drug as a once/daily use for treating mild acne (benzoyl peroxide/salicylic acid/azeliac acid/other) ?
A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more
What is the best kind of non-prescription daily moisturizer with sun-screen in it for people with minor rosacea to use?
What is the difference between tretinoin and isotretinoin. Is retin a micro gel similar to isotrex topical gel, are they basically the same product?
Both are Vitamin A's: One is a cream/gel the other one is a pill. Accutane and Retin-A are both forms of vitamin a, just in different forms. Retin-a or tretinoin (generic name) is a cream/gel is applied to the face and it works from the outside in. Accutane (isotretinoin) is a high dose of vitamin a just like Retin-A is, but instead it is in a oral medication that works from the inside out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the benefits of nadoxin cream? And please tell me which cream or gel used to remove scars and pimples both at a time .?
I use an eye cream with Retinol at night,can I use in the morning an eye cream with hialuronic acid and Salicylic acid as penultimate ingredient?
Acne treatment: Apply this preparation once or twice a day. It may take 4-6 weeks before you notice an improvement in your skin. Your skin may become more sensitive to sunlight than usual. Avoid strong sunlight and do not use sunbeds. If you are a woman, you must avoid getting pregnant. Ask your doctor about suitable contraception. ...Read more
Dry Macular Degeneration: Is there a prescription for various strengths for the use of MacuHealth with LMZ3? Or, is it always an OTC vitamin?
The AREDS2 formula: has been found to be very effective in slowing the natural progression of "dry" or non-exudative macular degeneration. The formula used in the study was made by B&L and is marketed to the public as Preservision AREDS2. Other studies have been very specific about their effect on the fovea or macula, including high quality Lutein,, Zeaxanthin and pharmaceutical grade Omega-3 to name a few. ...Read more
What % of benzol peryoxide should be used for treating acne n scars and should it be used in cream or in lotion base for oily skin?
Varies: Different people can tolerate different strengths of benzoyl peroxide on their skin. Some people are allergic and cannot tolerate it at all. Most people can tolerate 2.5% to 3%. However, higher strengths up to 10% are more effective, especially on the back. Consult a dermatologist who will work with you to devise a safe and effective regimen personalized for your skin. ...Read more
Is supatret 0.04%, the generic version of retin a (tretinoin) micro 0.04%? If so is there any difference in quality ?
Yes generic version: Generally generic products are formulated to be of same quality as their brand name equivalents. The generics are usually cheaper. Try for yourself to see if you have a preference as sometimes the inert (non active) ingredients in a generic may give the product a different feel. ...Read more
Can triamcinolone cream be used in place of desonide cream for rosacea? Can not get into the dr. For a week and my desonide cream is all. A friend also has rosacea and uses triamcinolone cream.
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