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Azelex Allergy In Children
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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
Azelex (azelaic acid): Axelex can initially cause breakout and if the breakouts continue to occur stop the medication and use another product. ...Read more
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
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
Can I use azelaic acid(skinoren) in the morning and triacneal at night to get rid of red marks and pih much faster ?
Yes it is possible: This is possible to try - it might not work - so be vigilent if you have more questions - please ask. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Is Benzoyl Peroxide or Azelaic acid better for acne? Can you use both at the same time? (One in the PM, one in the AM)
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
I used azelaic acid for my acne and it caused my to grow peach fuzz everywhere on my face, i stopped use, so will the hair always grow everywhere now?
Prob not connected: I have never heard of this product causing facil hair ...Read more
Hi, I would like to get fairer skin in the whole body. Which treatment can I do without any risk? Hydroquinone, tretinoin, rucinol, azelaic acid...?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers