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Are these acne treatment medications (benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) gel and differin cream 0.1%) effective?

Are these acne treatment medications (benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) gel and differin cream 0.1%) effective?

Acne: Both can be effective, although through different actions. Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) is more effective with acne causing bacteria. Differing is a retinoid. Uses in conjunction, they can be very effective. But, it's all trial and error. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Can using a salicylic acid face wash and prescription topical acne medication cause acne breakouts?

Can using a salicylic acid face wash and prescription topical acne medication cause acne breakouts?

It can exacerbate sx: It is possible that topic treatment can exacerbate sx. Cleaning up your diet, removing junk and fatty foods, increase water intake, and adding probiotics as well as cleaning up any stool pbms . Rosacea is actually caused by a little bug and requires specif treatment, dermatology consult indicated. ...Read more

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Are there any effective homemade acne treatments?

Are there any effective homemade acne treatments?

No: Forgive my frankness. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that is a major personal and professional liability. If topical benzoyl peroxide fails to clear it, a scientific physician can. "pop" remedies are adjuncts-only and lemons, honey and beer will probably disappoint you. If you're old enough to write healthtap, you're old enough to phone your physician on your own. Cheers. ...Read more

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Effective over-the-counter medicine for acne bumps?

Effective over-the-counter medicine for acne bumps?

AHA, BHA, BPO: Glycolic acid (aha, Alpha hydroxy acid), salicylic acid (bha, beta salicylic acid), lactic acid, urea, tea tree oil, benzoyl peroxide can all help with acne bumps. ...Read more

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Topical treatment for acne scars?

Topical treatment for acne scars?

Fading creams: The gold standard for lightening dark marks is hydroquinone. You can purchase fading creams that contain 2-3% hydroquinone without a prescription (ambi, atra, porcelana, nadinola, to name a few). You should also be careful to protect your skin with sunscreen, as sun will make dark marks darker. Stronger prescription fading creams and chemical peels exist. Pitted scars require laser resurfacing. ...Read more

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What other treatments besides over-the-counter skincare creams are available to eliminate scars?

What other treatments besides over-the-counter skincare creams are available to eliminate scars?

Scar revisions: The appearance of scars can be improved by excising the old one out and replacing it with a better, more discrete one or by resurfacing with use of a laser or dermabrasion. Sometime both methods are combined for the best result. However, you will still have a scar. You can only improve it, not make it disappear. ...Read more

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Stubborn, mild acne not responding to antibiotics or topical creams. Accutane seems too extreme for non-cystic acne. Help?!

Stubborn, mild acne not responding to antibiotics or topical creams. Accutane seems too extreme for non-cystic acne. Help?!

Keep at it.: There are three main parts to approaching acne...1) reduce the amount of bacteria on skin.. 2) keep pores open...3) reduce oil production. Antibiotics can be topical and/or oral. Other surface treatments aim to reduce bacteria and/or keep pores open. Keep experimenting and working with your doctor until you find the right mix. It can take a few weeks to see improvement even with right mix. ...Read more

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Are there any and treatments acne scars?

Are there any and treatments acne scars?

Acne scars: Acne scars, like all scars, canbe improved but not made to disappear. Dermabrasion, chemical peel, laser peel, excision, subcision are all useful and the choice depends on what the examination shows. ...Read more

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Which facial creams for acne and blackheads are considered effective?

Which facial creams for acne and blackheads are considered effective?

Scientific Rx: With a lot of blackheads / comedones, you're best get with your personal physician now. The best rx to start with is probably a topical retinoic acid derivative. ...Read more

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Are there medications for back acne?

Are there medications for back acne?

Yes: Dermatologists would recommend the appropriate ones for you, most commonly, Minocycline or doxycycline. ...Read more

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Are chemical peel effective for acne scars?

Are chemical peel effective for acne scars?

Chemical peels: In short, yes. But that all depends on the depth of the scars, and the type/strength of chemical. Very deep scars are sometimes best treated by excising them first, then resurfacing. Extensive scarring may require repeat treatments, but sometimes a co2 laser or dermabrasion (not to be confused with microdermabrasion) is more effective. This depends greatly on the surgeon's skill. ...Read more

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Are there any effective natural acne treatment options?

Are there any effective natural acne treatment options?

Some natural treatments may be helpful in reducing acne inflammation and breakouts: Tea tree oil: , Alpha hydroxy acid. , Azelaic acid. , Bovine cartilage. , Zinc. , Green tea extract. , Aloe vera. , Brewer's yeast. . More research is needed to establish the potential effectiveness and long-term safety of these and other natural acne treatments, traditional Chinese medicine and ayurvedic herbs. Talk with your doctor about the pros and cons of specific treatments before you try them. ...Read more

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What are some effective treatments for acne scarring?

What are some effective treatments for acne scarring?

High-tech: For the depressed scars, microsurgery, laser and fillers are all helpful. Some male hollywood leads have kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. I'm sorry your acne was neglected. You do have a choice. ...Read more

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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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Acne medication reaction! help!?

Acne medication reaction! help!?

DRUG REACTION: What rx did you apply on your pimples? What happened? I presume you have redness and irritated face. We cannot help unless we know the problem. ...Read more

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What are some acne treatments available?

What are some acne treatments available?

Rx are best: The only folk / otc remedy that works is benzoyl peroxide. The oral contraceptive pill can often clear a woman who wants and can take it. I've had good results with topical Clindamycin with perhaps a retinoic acid derivative if there are blackheads. A systemic antibiotic as appropriate is the next step, and dermatologists can write for the very strong stuff. ...Read more

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What medications are effective at treating acne?

What medications are effective at treating acne?

Treating Acne differ: The cause of acne is poorly understood. However the consequences may be devastating. While Accutane is one of the most effective treatments, therapy requires a full understanding of the risks. Once active cystic acne has occurred, practitioners differ in their treatment regimens. In the usa, topical salicylic acid and/or benzoyl peroxide, oral systemic retinoids and/or a variety of antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for acne scars?

What are some treatments for acne scars?

So many possible: Choices: chem peel laser abrasion fillers fraxel pixel excision face lift dermabrasion. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more