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Alternative Treatments For Propionibacterium Acnes
A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more
Can you suggest any alternative acne treatment for people who cannot use benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid?
Retin A,ANTIBIOTICS;: Those patients who can not use benzyl peroxide or salicylic acid, can be treated with retin a 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
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. You are on minocycline. It can cause grayish pigmentation of the skin/ gums. Not reversible. Rare. ...Read more
I have suffer long from acne since teenage time. Apart from taking medical treatments, what can I do to have better skin?
Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I normally have good skin but within the last nine months or so I have had bad acne. What would be some good treatments?
ACNE TREATMENT: If the acne rash is new onset and is not to bad then you can use benzyl perixide wash twice a day, if it does not get better then you need to see your doctor who can prescribe either anibiotic like lacal erythromycine or clindamycine or a combination of benzyl parexide and antibiotic gel, if that dont help you will need a retinoin gel or cream and in worst cases you will need oral antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do all acne treatments make you break out at first? Should you continue using it or stop if it makes you break out?
Typically retinoids: The retinoid family can typically cause an outbreak at first. These include tretinoin, tarazotene, and adapalene. This can occur within the first 2-3 weeks of uyse. If it continues to persist past 3 weeks, I would consider stopping it or switching to a different medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It really depends on what kinds of acne lesions you have. Benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, topical retinoids, oral and topical antibiotics and, ultimately, Accutane are some of the things in increasing complexity that are used depending on your specific acne. See a dermatologist to help determine what may be best for you. ...Read more
Acne in boys: There are different levels of treatment depending on the severity of acne. Over the counter "benzoyl peroxide" cream or lotion, and or an acne wash is a good first line. Use white linens as it can bleach clothing and linens. Beyond that may need prescription medications such as retin-a, clindamycin-benzoyl peroxide, oral antibiotics, etc, and will need to see a doctor in order to get those. ...Read more
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