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Benadryl For Acne
Allergic reaction from acne medicine (Curology) I took a benadryl (diphenhydramine) last night no change should I use cortisone cream? Can send pics.
By mouth, possibly: Rash to a cream usually is due to contact dermatitis. The best treatment is avoidance, namely stopping the offending cream. If the rash continues after stopping, usually a steroid topically or by mouth may be required. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth will reduce itching, but not necessarily affect the rash. You better see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Is it safe to take dayquil for cold and benadryl (diphenhydramine) for allergy at the same time? I'm also on doxycycline for acne. Thank you!
I have red bumps on my face around my mouth. I'm pretty sure its not acne, but I took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and its not helping?
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is NOT: A treatment for acne. Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day ; use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more
Do antihistamines like Xyzal (levocetirizine) and Acne medications like Doxol that contain doxycycline reduce the sexual drive/testosterone in the body?
Although there are many causes for reduced libido, xyzal (levocetirizine) can potentially cause fatigue and sedation in a small % of people leading to reduced sex drive. Try without it for a couple of days and see if the tiger gets awakened.
Neither affects testosterone production or effect. ...Read more
I am experiencing rash in armpit (quality: pustules or pimples), skin redness or irritation, itchy rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itchi... bumps and red on outer elbows armpits and buttocks. Benadryl cream and pills not working?
I have had a persistent itchy, burning rash of about 20 or so red pimples on my inner upper arm for over a month. Antihistamines not helping. Help?
Each hair follicle is connected to a sebaceous gland. The sebaceous glands produce sebum, which keep the skin surface oily and protects the skin.
The importance of adequate face washing: when dead skin clogs up a pore, bacteria grows in the oily skin.
The whiteness of an acne lesion is the pus formed by the dead white cells that fight the acne bacteria. ...Read more
Bad idea: The snorting of medicines that are not supposed to be administered intranasally is usually going to lead to catastrophic effects. The consequences of administering Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in an inappropriate manner could be delirium and hallucinations. You could also turn psychotic and accidentally hurt yourself or someone else. ...Read more
No: Just don't take it again, with some people yes it can cause palpitations and incoordination ...Read more
Acne Troubles: You can usually keep acne under control with gentle facial cleanser, 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, and light facial moisturizer. If these fail, a dermatologist could prescribe antibiotics, topical retinoids, or Accutane as a last resort. If you would like more personalized advice, click the Send Message button at healthtap. Com/saurbornmd ...Read more
Start with...: Topical benzoyl peroxide. If this does not clear it, your physician can add topical Clindamycin or another antibiotic; if it's on your trunk, you'll probably need a systemic antibiotic as well, and if it's severe, dermatologists have stuff that's not pleasant and a bit risky but is certain to clear you up. This is the 21st century and you have a right to be acne-free. ...Read more
Some options...: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel or cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel or cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics like tetracycline can be used. If quite severe, a dermatologist may use Accutane. ...Read more
None work: The brown spots after acne fade with time, but only a dermatologist can make scars less visible. If that is what you want (most folks you meet won't care unless scarring is severe), lasers, fillers, and surgery are available. These work and you have a right to something more effective than an ineffective topical. ...Read more
Important to keep your skin clean
wash 2 - 3 times with soap and water daily
there are many items you can buy to help,
many are very expensive and do not help a
lot. You may due better to see your primary care person. Some of the prescribed meds
are not real expensive and will clear your
skin very well. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: This is the 21st century. The only over-the-counter remedy that's much good is benzoyl peroxide and it's generally inadequate. I add topical clindamycin, plus a retinoic acid derivative if there are blackheads. If results are not good in two weeks, I add a systemic antibiotic as appropriate, and dermatologists have big guns for tough cases. You deserve to be acne-free if you wish. Good luck. ...Read more
Many ways: Start with a mild daily cleanser (like cetaphil or dove sensitive skin). You can use benzoyl peroxide, a topical antibiotic or an oral antibiotic. Additionally you can use salicylic acid or glycolic acid. Retinoids (like retin a (tretinoin) or differin) can be used as can Accutane (an oral type or retinoid). Other treatments include blue light therapy or comedone extraction. ...Read more
Specialist work: A dermatologist can make the scars less apparent using a laser, filler, or dermabrasion. Before you do this, consider whether this is what you really want. If you are a woman, most men don't care but you'll probably get a good result. If you are a man, look at the hollywood stars who have kept their acne marks to look tougher (jet li, charlie sheen, stephen segal, many others.). ...Read more
Complex problem: It is best to first confirm the diagnosis. Avoidance of provoking food or alcohol us also a good first step. A variety of medications both topical and oral such as as Metrogel and Oracea are commonly prescribed as well. Other treatments such as Botox or ala/photodynamic therapy have also been used but are controversial and not fda approved. ...Read more
Your changing body: I hope you welcome the changes that turn you from a child into an adult. The chemical chaos often produces an environment in which the oils and bacteria that cause acne flourish. Thankfully, all acne is manageable today, and it's wrong for anyone to deny you the cheap, effective treatments that are available. ...Read more