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Benzoyl peroxide and metrogel to treat acne rosacea, how to use?

Benzoyl peroxide and metrogel to treat acne rosacea, how to use?

Rosacea: I recommend patients with rosacea try to reduce their stress! minimize alcohol intake and no smoking! daily use of a gentle cleanser and Metrogel twice a day. If there is nodular rosacea i place the patient on Doxycycline as well. I do not use benzoyl peroxide as a routine for this. ...Read more

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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 you be resistant to depression medication?

Can you be resistant to depression medication?

Not exactly.: More often it is that you haven't found the right medication for you. And some people break down medications much more rapidly than others. Whatever you do, don't give up! ...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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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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Minocycline stopped working for acne (bacteria resistance) derm switched to ampicillin. How's this compare to tetracyclines? When will it start workin

Minocycline stopped working for acne (bacteria resistance) derm switched to ampicillin. How's this compare to tetracyclines? When will it start workin

Heads up: I see that you are actually taking both isotretinoin and some nerve medicine. During your time on antibiotics, were you also using a topical agent such as the Retin A you also list? Antibiotics will fail otherwise. All acne is manageable nowadays if you have continuity of care. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is Accutane a good drug to fight stubborn acne ?

Is Accutane a good drug to fight stubborn acne ?

Accutane & Acne: Accutane (isotretinoin) is far and away the best medication for stubborn acne. Many cautions when taking it, though. If you are female, you have to have monthly pregnancy tests to make sure you are not pregnant while you are taking it. If you are a male, it's much easier to get. The high price of the drug puts many people off. A dermatologist can explain it all to you if you are a good candidate. ...Read more

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How effective is salicylic acid to treat acne and blemishes?

How effective is salicylic acid to treat acne and blemishes?

Careful: Can help, but may cause irritation. I would say no. Try benzoyl peroxide instead. Dermabrasion for scars and blemishes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to combine zithromax with aldactone (spironolactone) to cure adult acne?

Is it safe to combine zithromax with aldactone (spironolactone) to cure adult acne?

Off-label: Acne is an off-label use of both drugs, and whether it is safe to use them depends entirely on your particular situation. Nothing "cures" acne, but we have many options for controlling it. ...Read more

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Can I become immune to benzamycine topical for acne?

Can I become immune to benzamycine topical for acne?

Yes and no: Benzamycine is actually 2 medicines - benzoyl peroxide and erythromycin.None of the strains of the bacteria that cause acne have become resistant to benzoyl peroxide yet, so that is still good to go. However, some strains are erythromycin resistant, so that part of it may need to be changed. Other combo products, like Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) (benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin) may work.Talk to your dermatologist ...Read more

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How does Accutane (isotretinoin) work to treat acne?

Accutane and acne: Accutane is basically a very strong and potent form of vitamin a. It reduces oil production by the sebum glands in the skin. The pores do not get clogged up with sticky sebum and dead skin cells and a pimple cannot form. It works well but it is a hard drug to take because of side effects. It can also cause birth defects if taken when a woman is pregnant. It's used when other txs have failed. ...Read more

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Does the anti-biotic "erythrocin" work to reduce acne?

Does the anti-biotic "erythrocin" work to reduce acne?

Antibiotics in acne: Erythrocin (erythromycin) can be used for the treatment of acne. It is typically used for treating a bacterial infection, but it also helps in reducing skin redness and inflammation. In most cases, erythrocin is used in combination with other topical products such as benzoyl peroxide to help reduce risk of developing resistance to antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can you become immune to benzamycine gel for acne ?

Can you become immune to benzamycine gel for acne ?

You can: Part of the mechanism of this combination gel is an antimicrobial known as erythromycin, and it is possible for the bacteria of the skin to develop a resistance to it. The benzoyl peroxide does help prevent this, but it can still happen. ...Read more

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Clinmyskin can be used to treat acne?

Clinmyskin can be used to treat acne?

Clindamycin: Topical Clindamycin is a good treatment for not-very-severe acne, especially if confined to the face, but never use an antibiotic as your only acne treatment. Use topical benzoyl peroxide or a retinoic acid derivative as well. ...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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Which topical antibiotic is better for acne erythromycin or clindamycin ?

Which topical antibiotic is better for acne erythromycin or clindamycin ?

Both can be: effective. Each person has a different response to topical acne treatments. If one is tried and doesn't work well after a good trial period of time, it could be switched to the other. ...Read more

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Will antibiotics prevent impetigo? I?M on antibiotics for acne. Will this also prevent impetigo? .

Possibly: Some antibiotics taken for acne like the tetracyclines or Clindamycin may be protective against impetigo but they may be taken in low dose that would be less effective in this regard. ...Read more

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