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What are good acne medication?

What are good acne medication?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. A topical or systemic antibiotic, spironolacton, a retinoic acid derivative, or for the tough cases Isotretinoin are all worth considering. The oral contraceptive pill if right for a woman may clear her. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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What is tactuo acne medication?

What is tactuo acne medication?

Good choice: This is a combination of a newish retinoic acid derivative and topical benzoyl peroxide. Use it as tolerated and there's maybe a 50% chance that your acne will clear if it's just on your face. If this fails, get with your physician. ...Read more

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Are acne medication reactions common?

Are acne medication reactions common?

YES: Acne rx irritates the skin after sun exposure when you use retin a (tretinoin). There is also photosensitivity with benzoyl peroxide.Teeth discoloration occurs when tetracycline is given below 17 years old. Of course complications after using Accutane are even worse like affecting rbc, liver, arthalgias , lipids and depression. ...Read more

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Are there any acne medication reactions?

Are there any acne medication reactions?

ACNE RX REACTION: Acne rx like the retin a (tretinoin) can cause irritation of the skin before peeling , benzoyl peroxide must be applied at night to avoid photosensitivity reaction. ...Read more

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Can acne medication make your skin worse?

Can acne medication make your skin worse?

No: You may be concerned about a slight flare in acne severity after starting medications. This is normal...Think of it as the impurities being brought to the surface and clearing. Treat though the flare...Clear skin is around the corner. ...Read more

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Why doesn't some acne medication work on me?

Why doesn't some acne medication work on me?

Keep trying: Benzoyl peroxide is the only one you can buy yourself that does any good. Your physician may have tried a retinoic acid derivative and topical clindamycin. A good next step is systemic tetracycline 500 2x/day. The last is accutane, which is unplesant & has risks but will do the job. Or you may not actually have acne but one of its mimics. Consider a specialist visit. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a good topical acne medication?

Benzoyl peroxide: This is the best over-the-counter remedy. Your physician has others. Retinoic acid derivatives are great especially if there are blackheads / comedones. Topical Clindamycin is an effective addition to benzoyl peroxide and clears most mild and many moderately severe cases. If you are responsible for a young person with acne, please get them the most aggressive treatment required. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can there be any oral acne medication i could take?

Can there be any oral acne medication i could take?

Acne : Oral antibiotics such as Doxycycline and Minocycline may be prescribed for moderate to severe acne . Accutane is another class (vitamin a) oral used for cystic acne . See a dermatologist for a skin care regimen. ...Read more

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Does your skin hurts when you apply acne medication?

Does your skin hurts when you apply acne medication?

ACNE RX: Yes it hurts due to irritation and photosensitivity. That's why you have to apply rx at bedtime and sparingly. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more