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Acne Treatment No Benzoyl Peroxide
I used an acne treatment with 2% benzoyl peroxide and now my face is burning and extremely dry, what can I do?
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
Are these acne treatment medications (benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) gel and differin cream 0.1%) effective?
I was prescribed to use benzoyl peroxide for my acne treatment. I am using it from 2 months my acne are almost cleared up. Should i keep using it ?
Yes: I'm glad it worked. Continue using it or get with your physician about some other maintenance that might be a little less rough. ...Read more
Yes it is safe: Yes it is safe and can be used depending on the severity and comes in different strengths, along with other therapies if needed. ...Read more
Can you suggest any alternative acne treatment for people who cannot use benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid?
Retin A, (tretinoin)ANTIBIOTICS;: Those patients who can not use benzyl peroxide or salicylic acid, can be treated with retin a (tretinoin) cream and topical antibiotics like Erythromycin or clindamycine. Other alternative therapies which may be effective are manuka honey te tree oil brewers yeast bittersweet night shade some of these have been approved in europe.But discuss with your doctor or dermatologist what is best for you. ...Read more
I just bought clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) acne treatment cream. Wondering if you apply it just before you sleep or just after you wake up?
Benzoyl peroxide is known to be mutagenic and can cause cancer. Is 10% BP that is usually used as acne treatment actually safe to use on daily scale?
Can I use adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel alternatively for acne treatment? Like adapalene before bed time and benzoyl peroxide in morning?
YES: This is a good combination treatment. The two medications work in different ways and therefore help each other out. The Adapalene can make you more sensitive to the sun. Be careful in the sun. The benzoyl peroxide can be drying especially in the winter, so a mild moisturizer such as aveeno (oatmeal). You are on minocycline. It can cause grayish pigmentation of the skin/ gums. Not reversible. Rare. ...Read more
Clindamycin 1% solution; benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) 1 5 gel did not work for acne. Tactuo was working but was allergic. What is suggested next for acne treatment?
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