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Back Acne Antibiotics
Depends: Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) is not a magic pimple stay away product. It is possible to get more if you are not using a good cleanser, moisturizer or if you makeup tends to clog pores. Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) is really more intended to heal than to prevent. ...Read more
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
Use clindamycin + tretinoin .. now my acne becomes worse .
Initialy treated with benzoylperoXide from 2009 to 2014 but it causes huge redness and increases pimples . Azelic acid also causes huge redness . Tried oral antibiotics azithromycin nd minocyc:
Get a real Rx: That stuff is weak and overpriced. If you have gotten scars, you should already be on prescription meds. I am sorry this happened and you need to get with your personal physician. ...Read more
Yes, doxy helps: Doxycycline and Minocycline are antibiotics often used to treat acne in teen boys. They are not used as often in girls, because these antibiotics are not used during pregnancy, and teen girls may unexpectedly become pregnant. Antibiotic gels and creams are also used, and may contain Clindamycin or erthromycin antibiotic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sort-of: Acne on the back usually require an antibiotic in addition to benzoyl peroxide or whatever non-antibiotic you prefer. Topical Clindamycin may help but many folks with acne on the back, and most men with bad acne on the back, will spend a few years on a systemic antibiotic that's right for them. ...Read more
Terrible idea: This is a glucocorticoid and will give the bacteria that cause acne a growth advantage. This is one of the worst things you can do for acne. This is serious business, not something for home remedies using prescription-strength medications. Please get with a competent physician for guidance. ...Read more
Isotretinoin: Isotretinoin. For deep cysts, antibiotics may not be enough. Isotretinoin (amnesteem, claravis, sotret) is a powerful medication available for scarring cystic acne or acne that doesn't respond to other treatments. This medicine is reserved for the most severe forms of acne. It's very effective, but people who take it need close monitoring by a dermatologist because of the side effects 80% effectiv. ...Read more
Acne therapy: If your acne doesn't respond to otc treatments, consider seeing a doctor or dermatologist to get a stronger prescription lotion. Tretinoin (avita, retin-a, others), Adapalene (differin) and tazarotene (tazorac, avage) are examples of topical prescription products derived from vitamin a. They work by promoting cell turnover and preventing plugging . You may also need oral antibiotics like doryx (doxycycline). ...Read more
Mild-moderate acne on forehead/chin/sometimes cheeks. Birth control not helping but want to take. Doxycycline caused yeast infection. Other methods?
I have severe back acne but mild face acne, oral antibiotics showed little improvements, is it safe to go on Accutane although my face isn't severe ?
Acne: Acne can be frustrating to treat. First, not sure what antibiotics you've tried. There are different ones and if one fails to work, then another one can be tried. There are some topical preparations that may help control acne such as benzoyl peroxide + topical antibiotic, or benzoyl peroxide + Adapalene or benzoyl + Retin-A or Retin-A alone. Sulfacetamide/sulphur topical is tried in some patients. ...Read more
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