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Can my pimples come back if I use benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?

Can my pimples come back if I use benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?

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

Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Will doxycycline hyclate and topical tretinoin clear my acne?

Will doxycycline hyclate and topical tretinoin clear my acne?

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 more

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Can acne come back after 6-months of Isotetroin (acne medication) ?

Can acne come back after 6-months of Isotetroin (acne medication) ?

Yes: At a listed age of 21, you may be thinking that you should be past the "acne age". However, a subset of people will face acne well into their 30's.My sibling went through 2 rounds of isotretinoin in her thirties before she aged out of it. ...Read more

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Could honey work for clearing acne and acne scarring?

Could honey work for clearing acne and acne scarring?

No: This is a cruel internet hoax. Acne severe enough to cause scarring needs to be seen, and should have been managed, by your personal physician. Make the phone call now. ...Read more

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Will clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) treat my acne and scars?

Will clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) treat my acne and scars?

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

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Will antibiotics prevent impetigo? I?M on antibiotics for acne. Will this also prevent impetigo? .

Possibly: Some antibiotics taken for acne like the tetracyclines or Clindamycin may be protective against impetigo but they may be taken in low dose that would be less effective in this regard. ...Read more

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Will doxycycline clear up chin acne?

Will doxycycline clear up chin acne?

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 more

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Does benzoyl peroxide cream work for back acne?

Does benzoyl peroxide cream work for back acne?

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

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Do momate cream cures acne and acne spots?

Do momate cream cures acne and acne spots?

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

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Will Accutane cure my mild/moderate acne?

Will Accutane cure my mild/moderate acne?

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

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Acne and pimple treatment?

Acne and pimple treatment?

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

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Will benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) and differin help get rid of acne marks?

Will  benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) and differin help get rid of acne marks?

Maybe: Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) and differin are best used to treat or prevent active acne. If you have superficial scars or marks the differin may help to take them away some but probably not a lot. ...Read more

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Can I use benzoyl peroxide, the liquid kind, on mild/ severe back acne?

Can I use benzoyl peroxide, the liquid kind, on mild/ severe back acne?

Sure: The cream is better, and this is unlikely to be effective for any but the very mildest trunk acne. Usually this requires systemic prescription-strength medication from your physician. ...Read more

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Mild-moderate acne on forehead/chin/sometimes cheeks. Birth control not helping but want to take. Doxycycline caused yeast infection. Other methods?

Mild-moderate acne on forehead/chin/sometimes cheeks. Birth control not helping but want to take. Doxycycline caused yeast infection. Other methods?

Acne: Many women with acne have insulin resistance. If you have irregular cycles you may want to be checked. Cut down on processed carbs and sweets, use a mild soap like neutrogena, an alpha hydroxy cream and benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more

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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 ?

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 ?

Probably safe: It is better to take Accutane if you have very severe cyctic acne. But Accutane is a strong medication with well known complications. You should consult with a doctor first. Thanks. ...Read more

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Peroxide for acne doesn't work on my pimples please help I have tries antibiotics?

Peroxide for acne doesn't work on my pimples please help I have tries antibiotics?

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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more