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Acne Resistant To Medication
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is it safe to get a facial while taking prescription acne medications benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How effective is tretnoin 0.025% and topical clindamycin 1% for fighting acne and pimples ( velac), will it manage acne better than tretinoin alone?
Effective: Combo better than solo.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Is it safe to combine zithromax with aldactone (spironolactone) in one treatment to cure adult acne?
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