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Dr. Barry Resnik
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Acne Medications (Overview)

Acne agents are a kind of skin-related medication.


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I have bad acne on my forehead what acne medications can you recommend?

I have bad acne on my forehead what acne medications can you recommend?

Multiple medications: There are many topical medications that may work including benzaclin, (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) epiduo, aczone, retina, or other medications. Occasionally, oral antibiotics are helpful as well. Consult a dermatologist to develop a regimen that works for you. Also avoid conditioner and mousse and hair gel near the front of the scalp. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Resnik
89 doctors shared insights

Acne Medications (Overview)

Acne agents are a kind of skin-related medication.


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What are the most effective acne medications?

What are the most effective acne medications?

Great Question!: The most effective acne medicines are benzoyl peroxide (washes, lotions, gels), Clindamycin (solutions, gels), retinoic acid (gels, creams), Dapsone (topical gel), tetracycline antibiotics (capsules), sulfa antibiotics (capsules), and Isotretinoin (capsules). Also, many "non-prescription" options are available including chemical peels and other great alternatives. See a dermatologist or your pcp. ...Read more

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Managing Acne (Checklist)

Use a gentle cleanser designed for acne-prone skin
1 Min, Daily for 2 Years
Use over-the-counter or prescription acne drugs as the doctor advises
Daily
See the doctor to adjust medications and other treatments
Once
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What happens if I use acne several acne medications not at the same time but alternating with each other?

What happens if I use acne several acne medications not at the same time but alternating with each other?

Acne may get better: No disrespect is intended. I'm glad you're treating yourself. Your acne is best managed in consultation with your personal physician. It should be possible to find a regimen that works. ...Read more

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Help please? How long does benzoyl peroxide take to work (acne medication)?

Help please? How long does benzoyl peroxide take to work (acne medication)?

It may not: If you're using this to the limit you can tolerate and you're not clear in two weeks, you're going to need additional, prescription-strength medication from your personal physcian. ...Read more

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I need to get rid of a pimple quick? Which acne medication works better?

I need to get rid of a pimple quick? Which acne medication works better?

Acne treatments: There are several forms of acne and treatments are specific for different types of acne. Here are the mainstays of prescription treatment: clogged pores: tretinoin (retin a), Adapalene (differin), tazorac inflammatory lesions (red bumps, pustules): topical clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin, sulfur/sulfacetamide cysts: oral doxycyline, minocycline, tetracycline, accutane. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a facial while taking prescription acne medications benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin ?

Is it safe to get a facial while taking prescription acne medications benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin ?

Likely OK: A good spa will have providers who are familiar with common skin agents. I suggest you discuss it with your esthetician before the treatment, and if she/he looks at you with a blank stare, find another provider. ...Read more

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What are some possible side effects of minocin (minocycline) (acne drug)?

What are some possible side effects of minocin (minocycline) (acne drug)?

Minocin (minocycline) side effects: Minocin (minocycline) is a tetracycline antibiotic that can be used for the treatment of acne. Possible side effects include gastrointestinal discomfort, weight gain, joint swelling, skin or nail discoloration, and severe skin reactions such as face or tongue swelling. Call your dermatologist for medical advice about Minocin possible side effects. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,095 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
2,402 doctors shared insights

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