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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

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A very common skin condition that 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 ...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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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?

Can you recommend a good topical acne medication?

Pangea Organics: Australian wild plum & willow cleanser is organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss and clears up acne without dangerous chemicals. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...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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Is it okay for me to wash off acne medication or not?

Is it okay for me to wash off acne medication or not?

Leave it on: Especially, apply it just before bedtime and leave it overnight. Topical benzoyl peroxide is the mainstay of effective therapy for all but the most severe cases. ...Read more

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On average, how long will acne medication take to work?

On average, how long will acne medication take to work?

Give it two weeks: If you're not seeing good results by this time, get back with your physician. If you have been given a different interval to wait, trust your physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I know when will my acne medication start to work?

Give it time: If you do not see results in 2 weeks, let your physician know. All acne is treatable though finding the right rx takes time. ...Read more

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Can you advise me on getting sun while on acne medication?

Can you advise me on getting sun while on acne medication?

Use good sunscreen: Some meds used in acne especially the tetracycline antibiotic Minocycline and doxy make you sensitive to UV rays Avoid excess and unnecessary exposure to the sun and always use a good broad spectrum either zinc or titanium based sunbock ...Read more

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Is it ok to take acne medication if I do so later in the day?

Is it ok to take acne medication if I do so later in the day?

Yes: The main thing is to use your treatment regularly so you will reach a point where you have no breakouts. You have to keep your treatment up so your skin will stay clear. ...Read more

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Should I still take my acne medication if I don't have any acne?

Should I still take my acne medication if I don't have any acne?

Acne: What Acne medication? you have not told us anything about yourself or your treatment regimen. If this is a prescribed medication, contact the prescribing doctor about continuation of treatment. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions for acne medication that actually works?

Can you give me suggestions for acne medication that actually works?

Prescription: If acne is confined to the face, there's a 50% chance that topical benzoyl peroxide will clear you. Otherwise, you will need to supplement with prescription-strength treatment from your personal physicain. Acne is a non-lifestyle-related chronic disease that must be managed until it self-cures. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long after starting to use an acne medication will it start to take effect?

Less than two weeks: This has been my experience. Over-the-counter stuff seldom helps much. With today's prescription meds -- the biggest guns are available only to dermatologists -- no one need has problems with this troublesome condition. ...Read more

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What is the best acne medication? I've had some sort of acne for the past five years

Depends on: What you already have tried. Best to see a dermatologist for a comprehensive evaluation. Have you used Retin-A yet? ...Read more

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Could I have I developed an allergy to acne medication?

Could I have I developed an allergy to acne medication?

Its possible: It depends on (a) which acne medication (b) what the symptoms were (c) when the symptoms occured in proximity to starting the medication and to administering the medication. Best to see a doctor that will ask you more specific questions and help you determine if you had an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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