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Why doesn't some acne medication work on me?

Why doesn't some acne medication work on me?

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 more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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


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Should I still take my acne medication if I don't have any acne?

Should I still take my acne medication if I don't have any acne?

Acne: What Acne medication? you have not told us anything about yourself or your treatment regimen. If this is a prescribed medication, contact the prescribing doctor about continuation of treatment. ...Read more

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What is the Best oral medication for face acne?

What is the Best oral medication for face acne?

Best is relative: Isotretinoin is generally considered the most potent oral acne medication but not necessarily the "Best" especially in females of child bearing age. The best is ultimately decided between the patient and their provider. ...Read more

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What can be done about acne with no medication?

What can be done about acne with no medication?

Forgive my frankness: This is the 21st century. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that can disfigure a young person physically and emotionally for life. It can be managed by any scientific physician with the expectation of a good result. Don't let an emotional aversion to scientific medicine deny you, or someone for whom you are responsible, the benefits of a real treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best medication to treat mild acne?

What is the best medication to treat mild acne?

I use clindamycin: Over-the-counter stuff doesn't work. I prefer topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative for starters. I add oral tetracycline or Erythromycin depending on what's right for the person should it be necessary. Dermatologists have the big guns for severe disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some oral medications to take for acne?

What are some oral medications to take for acne?

Antibiotics,accutane: Antibiotics are often used to treat acne. Tetracycline, minocycline, dand Doxycycline have been used for decades in the treatment of acne. In resistant cases dermatologists will use other snitbiotics .If antibiotics fail accutane, a vitamin derivitative drug is used but must be carefully monitored to prevent birth defects and other potential side effects by a doctor registered to use accutane. ...Read more

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What else can I do to clear up my acne besides medication?

What else can I do to clear up my acne besides medication?

Why do you ask?: Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related illness that must be managed scientifically if you want results. Significant acne is a serious personal and professional liability because, frankly, it is a sign of poor self-care. Topical benzoyl peroxide, perhaps with a prescription med from your physician, is far more effective than any home remedy. Stay smart and let us clear you. ...Read more

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How can oral medication for acne know how to clear up the area?

Whole body: When a systemic antibiotic changes the body's flora, the effects will be seen where bacteria are already a problem. When a systemic vitamin-a analogue makes the sebaceous glands regress, the effects will be seen where they are actually causing acne, but the rest of the skin will be affected and dry up as well. This is common to medications in general, even though they seem magic. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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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