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Acne A Los 40
My LOs pedi told me to put hydrocortisone 1% on her baby acne. I'm concerned it could have bad side effects. Is there anything better and less harmful?
Yes: Most of time it will pass on its own. Use tincture of time and it almost always works. 1% HC is usually quite harmless but try moisturizers first alone. ...Read more
A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more
I just received a kenalog 40 injection and wanted to know if I can get acne from this? If so, how soon does it show up?
I am suffering severe acne. I used BP cream and after 20 days, there is 40% improvement but my face turns whiter than my body. what will I do? tan?
Yes: Yes one option to deal w/different skin tone is tanning. We recommend tanning lotions rather than UV beds. Once skin tone even, switch to different form of acne treatment - discuss options w/your Family Doc or Dermatologist. Check http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/features/acne-right-treatment & http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/acne/basics/treatment/con-20020580 ...Read more
I am a female, 40's, taking 250 mg of cephalexin for over 5 years 1x daily for cystic acne with probiotic. Should i be concerned with long term use?
I would: Antibiotics tend to lose effectiveness with time due to bacteria developing resistance to it. You don't mention how effective it's been for you, so more information in that direction may be helpful as well. Probiotic supplement is a must with the use of antibiotic, whether short or long term, but you may ask your derm doc if there are other options available in this day and age. ...Read more
I took isoface acne treatment for almost 3 months 40 pills one every other day , how long do I have to wait to get pregnant. How long after the last day i took the pill.
I : I believe that you are talking about accutane. I think isoface is that name of that drug when it is sold in central america. For Accutane users, they should remain on two forms of birth control for at least one month after taking finishing their regimen. I tell my patients to wait three months just to be sure, though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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