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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
YES: Acne rx irritates the skin after sun exposure when you use retin a. 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most will fail: There are a host of products offered that do nothing. Start with topical benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid and/or retinoic acid as tolerated. If you are not clear in two weeks, you will need prescription-strength Rx from your physician. There are many options and your physician will help you find the mildest that is effective. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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