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Can I use azelaic acid and retinol simultaneously?

Can I use azelaic acid and retinol simultaneously?

Yes: Always exercise caution with multiplemedications, let your doctor know on your next follow up visit of the medicines you are on, even OTC mefications, best wishes ...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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Can I use both finacea and azelex (azelaic acid) interchangeably if I have rosacea?

Can I use both finacea and azelex (azelaic acid) interchangeably if I have rosacea?

Rosacea treatment: Both finacea and Azelex (azelaic acid) are the same medication Azelaic Acid in different concentrations and formulations. I would recommend only taking one or the other at a time for treatment of rosacea. ...Read more

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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

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How are epiduo and/or azelex (azelaic acid)?

Drugs: Both drugs are excellent in treating mild to moderate severe acne ...Read more

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Does azelex (azelaic acid) cause initial breakout?

Azelex (azelaic acid): Axelex can initially cause breakout and if the breakouts continue to occur stop the medication and use another product. ...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

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Is skinoren (azelaic acid) good to use for acne?

Yes: Azeleic acid, in my opinion, works rather slowly, but it is usually very gentle, it is safe during pregnancy, and helps to even out skin tone which make it a useful medicine for acne in the right circumstances. ...Read more

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Which is stronger - differin or azelex (azelaic acid)?

Differin, (adapalene) but...: Different people have different results, no pun intended. Today, no one needs to have acne. I start people with topical clindamycin; I required 25 years on systemic tetracycline with good results. A dermatologist can write for a retinoic acid derivative that's very powerful even for the toughest cases. Good luck. ...Read more

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Differin vs azelex (azelaic acid) which one is better?

Differin (adapalene) for acne: Differin is much better than Azelex (azelaic acid) for acne, in my opinion. Azelex (azelaic acid) will be great for moderate acne and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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Which one is the best to remove acne. Salsylic acid. Peroxide or azelaic acid?!

Which one is the best to remove acne. Salsylic acid. Peroxide or azelaic acid?!

Depends: Peroxide really won't help you. Benzoyl peroxide is a great first step for cleansing but if really bad a salasylic acid product, especially a peel can be really great. It also comes as a cleanser too but is harsher than he benzoyl peroxide ...Read more

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Is it safe to use azelex (azelaic acid) during pregnancy. I've read articles that say yes and some that say no.?

Azelex (azelaic acid): According to epocrates, pregnancy category b "animal studies show no risk/adverse fetal effects but controlled human 1st trimester studies not available/do not confirm; no evidence of 2nd/3rd trimester risk; fetal harm possible but unlikely". Caution advised if breast feeding due to inadequate literature availability for assessing risk. Weigh possible risks against benefits. ...Read more

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How do I properly use tretinoin and azelaic acid?

Separately: Apply them at different times and use only about a "pea-sized" amount of the tretinoin. It can cause a lot of dryness, redness and irritation so start very slowly. Azelaic acid can be use once to twice a day. It is less drying, more tolerable. Contact your dermatologist, they can give you more details about how you are suppose to apply these medications. ...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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Hi! Can I use Locacid (tretinoin) and Skinoren (azelaic acid) at the same time by mixing them?

Skin care: Its best to consult your dermatologist who can examine you, knows your age, skin type and any conditions for which he or she will design a treatment plan specifically for you. ...Read more

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A friend advised me to try out azelaic acid cream skinoren to fade post acne red marks? What is it normally indicated for?

A friend advised me to try out azelaic acid cream skinoren to fade post acne red marks? What is it normally indicated for?

Acne pigmentation: Azelaic acid belongs to a class of drugs known as dicarboxylic acids. Azelaic acid gel is a topical antibacterial used for treating mild to moderate acne rosacea. It does not fade or reduce post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation that is existing. However, effective treatment of inflammatory acne can reduce the incident of pigmentation. You will need to consult your dermatologist and use sunscreen. ...Read more

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Can azelaic acid treat both acne and post inflammatory hyper pigmentation?

Can azelaic acid treat both acne and post inflammatory hyper pigmentation?

Prevents new lesions: It is a pretty good choice but will not touch what is already there. If you are not free of new lesions in two weeks, have your personal physician help you manage it. ...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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Is azaderm (azelaic acid) effective for mild acne and red hyperpigmentation caused by it?

Is azaderm (azelaic acid) effective for mild acne and red hyperpigmentation caused by it?

One option: And a pretty good choice. If it's not sufficient, get with your physician who may add a topical antibiotic even if your disease is relatively mild. ...Read more

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Can I use azaderm (azelaic acid) as an over-the-counter product to remove post acne inflammatory hyperpigmentation red marks?

Can I use azaderm (azelaic acid) as an over-the-counter product to remove post acne inflammatory hyperpigmentation red marks?

Won't work: It's not a bad option for preventing new lesions from forming. The red and/or pigmented lesions need to fade over time. If you are still getting lesions, and topical agents aren't clearing them, please get with your physician. ...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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Can I use Travacort, ketoconazole cream, and azelaic acid cream at the same time plus take vibramycin (doxycycline)? Doc prescribed all 4 for seborrheic eczema.

Can I use Travacort, ketoconazole cream, and azelaic acid cream at the same time plus take vibramycin (doxycycline)? Doc prescribed all 4 for seborrheic eczema.

Yes: Drug drug interactions are common and no online list is entirely accurate. The risk of side effects from this combination is extremely small however and this combo is definitely worth a try. Seb eczema difficult disorder to treat. ...Read more

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies?

How are children tested for allergies?

See below: They are tested the same as everyone else. They can have skin testing performed by an allergist, or blood work ordered by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more

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What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read more

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Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more

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What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

Antihistamine: Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are approved for age 6m and older. But speak with your doctor before giving this medication to your child. ...Read more

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