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Dr. James Lin
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Azelaic Acid (Overview)

Azelaic acid is an acne agent which is a kind of skin-related medication.


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What is the use for azelaic acid cream?

What is the use for azelaic acid cream?

Rosacea, Melasma: Azelaic acid (finacea) is primarily use to treat rosacea and sometimes it can be helpful in treating acne. It is also sometimes used as a skin lightener in patients with skin pigmentation called melasma. I believe it is only approved to treat rosacea and is used "off-label" to treat other conditions. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Azelaic Acid (Overview)

Azelaic acid is an acne agent which is a kind of skin-related medication.


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Does azelaic acid to fade brown marks?

Does azelaic acid to fade brown marks?

Sometimes: Azelaic acid is sometimes used to fade brown spots of sun damage called lentigenes. It is not very effective at this, but sometimes it can help. ...Read more

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How effective is azelaic acid for treating pimples and white heads. More effective than tretinoin or less. Can they be used together in conjunction?

How effective is azelaic acid for treating pimples and white heads.  More effective than tretinoin or less. Can they be used together in conjunction?

Depends: For most people with whiteheads and blackheads who don't respond to otc treatments, Retin-A (tretinoin) is an excellent first-line medicine. It will cause some drying and peeling (expected). Using it in conjunction with azalex may be a little too much drying. I'd discuss with your dermatologist what the best options would be for you in particular. ...Read more

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Minocycline and azelaic acid cream worked but now acne is coming back. Do I take more?

Minocycline and azelaic acid cream  worked but now acne is coming back. Do I take more?

No.: No dose of Minocycline in excess of 100mg two times per day is not needed. Examine your diet, use of makeup to seen if changes have occured. You doctor might switch you to erythromycine or generic bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). ...Read more

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Acne medicine-(azelaic acid) - itching side effects; how to deal?

ACNE: Not familiar with your rx, but if causes itching, discontinue it or change it. You can use benzoyl peroxide or retin a (tretinoin) cream or see dermatologist. ...Read more

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How long does it take azelaic acid to get rid of brown marks?

How long does it take azelaic acid to get rid of  brown marks?

Months: It can takes many months to see an effect, if at all. Make certain to also use a high spf, broad spectrum sunscreen daily to prevent more damage and repigmentation. ...Read more

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Does azelaic acid to fade brown marks?

Sometimes: Azelaic acid is sometimes used to fade brown spots of sun damage called lentigenes. It is not very effective at this, but sometimes it can help. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Azelex (Definition)

Azelex is an acne agent which is a ...Read more