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Aczone And Finacea
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two different meds: Differen is a lower strength retinoid comparable to retin a (tretinoin) that may decrease oil gland activity among many other effects. Dalacin t is a topical antibiotic containing Clindamycin and similar to the older Cleocin t. Both can actually be used for acne breakouts, if prescribed and supervised by a qualified physician. ...Read more
Are these acne treatment medications (benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) gel and differin cream 0.1%) effective?
Acne treatments: Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) is a combination topical medication containing benzoyl peroxide (a drying agent) and Clindamycin (an antibiotic) used to treat acne. Retin-a (tretinoin) is a topical agent that improves skin turnover, and reduces sebaceous duct obstruction, in the treatment of acne. Tretinoin is also used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: No problem. Just may have some excessive drying/irritation. If this happens alternate days in which you use them ...Read more
Is clinydymicin and tretinoin ( ziana), more effective or the same as clindymicin and benzoyl peroxide?
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Zit care: Stievamycin is tretinoin & erythromycin gel for topical treatment for acne. Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) is also topical antibiotic & scrubbing agent for zits. Ask your doctor before you change medicine instruction. Your doctor would stop one gel to begin another gel. Use care for washing your hands and avoiding eyes, etc. ...Read more
Adapalene: Apply a small amount at bedtime to entire area of acne. Not eyelids or lips OK to skip some nights if irritation. Do you have .1%? .3%? With prolonged use it is better tolerated and more effective. Clindamycin may be a waste of money. Benzoyl peroxide OTC is cheaper and more effective. Use a tiny amount in AM. OK to use moisturizer if dry skin. Keep off colored fabrics: will bleach colors.. ...Read more
Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) for acne: Yes, unless you are allergic to it. ...Read more
Purging?: I am unaware of any mechanism by which these topical antiacne agents would have such an effect. ...Read more
About all...: ...I ever see from either of them is dryness and mild irritation. I have my patients apply tretinoin at bedtime, so that any dryness will occur while they are asleep. For duac, i tell them to wait an hour after washing their face, to allow normal skin oils to replenish, before applying it. ...Read more
Very likely: Unless you can understand and limit your triggers. ...Read more
Not sure: An off-label use of finacea is reduction of the brown marks, some from hormonal changes or the sun. These typically do not occur in the groin region. I think it may be worth while to see a dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis of these dark spots. Once diagnosed appropriate treatments can be discussed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With insurance Finacea costs $120 a month. Is there a cheaper alternative I can ask my dermatologist to prescribe?
Better: Please go to the Pharmacy and get advice regarding which of the two is better. I suspect there is little difference. If I am not mistaken the the two creams can be sold without a prescription. Hope all goes well! ...Read more
Does finacea cause permanent hypopigmentation? I have a white patch that's formed around an area of scaring that I have on my cheek
Using Finacea for papular rosacea. It is worse than ever after 5.5 weeks use. What chance this could still work? Always flares up 1 wk before period.
Add more: I am a big fan of Finacea. However, after 5.5 weeks i wouldn't give up but try to add another medication to work with it. Many times, for women who flare with their period, i add a low dose antibiotic such as Oracea, 1 pill each day for 7-10 days before the flow starts. My female patients have had great success with this combination treatment. ...Read more
Will i always have to use finacea to keep my rosacea under control? My doctor told me that I should see maximum results from using finacea after a few months. Is this drug something that i'll always have to use to control my rosacea? Can i eventually begi
Your : Your doctor was absolutely correct - you start to see changes in 2-4 months. That's when you know whether or not your topical or oral treatment for rosacea is truly having an impact on your symptoms. Rosacea is something that you will need to manage, it is a chronic skin condition. A cornerstone of my treatment involves the use of a broad spectrum sunscreen regularly in addition to the use of topicals such as finacea/azelaic acid. I like to stress that each treatment needs to be individualized. If you respond well and things improve and stabilize, sometimes I have patients use their topical less frequently, such as every other day or weekends only - on the condition that they use sunscreen regularly. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO: But RetinA is useful for this. They are not dirt. They are open comedones: pimples open to air. Oxygen turns the sebum dark. Unusual to use both RetinA and isotretinoin as they are the same type of thing, only one is topical, the other systemic. You can often squeeze out open comedones. This does not spread acne. This does NOT cause scars!! ...Read more
Finacea has caused an increase in peach fuzz all over my face. What can I do to get rid of it? And will it continue to get worse if i keep using it?
Finacea: The common side effects include: burning, stinging, itching, redness, dryness, peeling, irritation, changes of skin color, and hypertrichosis which is less common. The only option you have is to stop this topical medication and use a different product. ...Read more
I've been taking minocycline twice daily and applying finacea in the morning and epiduo at night for 3 mos but acne is worse. What should I do?
Talk to a derm.: This situation may need some addition in therapy. ...Read more
What can I use to help fade old acne marks on my face im using epiduro an finacea but they only helped a little what else can I use to help them fade?
I have been on doxycycline and finacea (rosacea bumps) for 2 and a half weeks. When can I expect to see results?
Probably acne: If it is acne rather than rosacea, response to Doxycycline for adult females is poor, only 10% respond. When they do respond it is in 2-3 months. Response with rosacea is rapid: 1-2 weeks of 50mg a day. You may find that the most effective remedy for you is spironolactone, probably 100mg a day. At your age acne is much more common than rosacea. See a dermatologist. ...Read more