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Please describe the medication: benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?

Please describe the medication: benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?

Acne Medication: Treats severe acne. Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) (benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin) is antibacterial and antibiotic combination used to treat acne. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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Need some medication for inflamed skin after applying 5% benzoyl peroxide for acne type of skin is sensitive?

Need some medication for inflamed skin after applying 5% benzoyl peroxide for acne type of skin is sensitive?

Several options: Stop using the benzoyl peroxide and get with your physician. You may be able to tolerate salicylic acid or a retinoic acid derivative. For now, aloe vera or a moisturizer should help. There are other medications for acne that are worth trying; remember not to use antibiotics as monotherapy. ...Read more

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Is Benzoyl peroxide 5% / clindamycin 1% gel available over the counter or is it a prescription only medication?

Is Benzoyl peroxide 5% / clindamycin 1% gel available over the counter or is it a prescription only medication?

By prescription: Benzoyl peroxide acne medications are over-the-counter, but there are also some that are by prescription. When the antibiotic clindamycin is added, the medication is by prescription only. ...Read more

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Help please? How long does benzoyl peroxide take to work (acne medication)?

It may not: If you're using this to the limit you can tolerate and you're not clear in two weeks, you're going to need additional, prescription-strength medication from your personal physcian. ...Read more

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How much time does benzoyl peroxide take to work (acne medication)?

How much time does benzoyl peroxide take to work (acne medication)?

A few weeks: If you're not seeing good results by 2 weeks, or you're not clear in 4, get with your personal physician who can add something that will probably clear you. It may take as long as 8 weeks to get optimum results with just benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more

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How much should I apply benzoyl peroxide on acne and what should the concentration of the medication be for first time use?

Use a small amount: On the pimples, after washing and drying your face, no more than twice a day. 10% cream is a common strength. ...Read more

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Is there a difference in Benzoyl Peroxide found in cheap OTC acne medication versus the higher quality name brand? Both contain 10% Benzoyl Peroxide

Is there a difference in Benzoyl Peroxide found in cheap OTC acne medication versus the higher quality name brand? Both contain 10% Benzoyl Peroxide

21/2% better: 21/2% works as well with less irritation. Get the least expensive as the benefits are not related to the price. The brand is not higher quality, only higher price. Benzoyl peroxide is one of several therapies for acne, not always the best. ...Read more

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Can topical medication (benzoyl peroxide, ceraVe moisturizing lotion, and physical based sunscreen) worsen/cause anxiety or any mental health issues?

Can topical medication (benzoyl peroxide, ceraVe moisturizing lotion, and physical based sunscreen) worsen/cause anxiety or any mental health issues?

No: No, topical medications should not affect mental health, other than improve it when symptoms they are treating are improving. ...Read more

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In acne medication, what's the difference between salicylic acid & benzoyl peroxide?

In acne medication, what's the difference between salicylic acid & benzoyl peroxide?

Clearing pores: Benzoyl peroxide is a drying agent that kills the bacteria causing acne. Salicylic acid removes dead skin, unclogs pores, and kills the bacteria. Salicylic acid is more effective than benzoyl peroxide in clearing the pores. It also has less side-effects that benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more

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I have used benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) for years and now my skin is immune to it, what medication is recommended next?

I have used benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) for years and now my skin is immune to it, what medication is recommended next?

Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide): In general, a topical retinoid is added to help turn over skin cells and reduce blackheads, resulting in reduced pimples. ...Read more

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Can you advise an acne medication that contains salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide? I had clear skin, and now I am suddenly breaking out!

Can you advise an acne medication that contains salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide? I had clear skin, and now I am suddenly breaking out!

Two products: These are two effective ingredients in acne treatments, but they work differently and I don't think are usually combined in the same product. Salicyclic acid aids exfoliation and prevents clogged pores. Benzoyl peroxide works by killing bacteria that cause breakouts. They are both very drying so figuring out how much of each your skin can handle is important. I think you need two products:) ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a facial while taking prescription acne medications benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin?

Is it safe to get a facial while taking prescription acne medications benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin?

Likely OK: A good spa will have providers who are familiar with common skin agents. I suggest you discuss it with your esthetician before the treatment, and if she/he looks at you with a blank stare, find another provider. ...Read more

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Is it safe to put on sunscreen then put on the acne medication benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?

Is it safe to put on sunscreen then put on the acne medication benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?

Sunscreen: Typically it is best to apply sunscreen after any and all topical medications. Applying medications over sunscreen can reduce the effectiveness of the sunscreen putting your skin at risk for sun damage. It is perfectly fine to apply medications and then sunscreen as this order will not disrupt the effectiveness of the topical medications. ...Read more

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Is benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) gel the best medication to get rid of acne? Just wondering, thanks.?

Acne: There are many topical meds for acne. Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) is one of the combination products containing benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin. It works well for mild-moderate acne with inflammatory (red) lesions. There are others as well in addition to oral antibiotics. Talk to your doctor about options. ...Read more

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Hi drs......What is the preferable transdermal drug as a once/daily use for treating mild acne (benzoyl peroxide/salicylic acid/azeliac acid/other)?

Hi drs......What is the preferable transdermal drug as a once/daily use for treating mild acne (benzoyl peroxide/salicylic acid/azeliac acid/other)?

A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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Is benzoyl peroxide 5% photosensitive? Should I use it only at night?

Is benzoyl peroxide 5% photosensitive? Should I use it only at night?

Yes and no.: Benzoyl peroxide can cause photosensitivity, but that doesn't mean you're restricted to using it at night. Apply a good broad-spectrum sunscreen (spf 30 or higher) every morning, and limit yourself to a sensible amount of sun exposure. And you'll want to stay out of tanning beds as well. ...Read more

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How long till I see results with benzoyl peroxide 5 percent gel?

A few weeks: Topical acne medication should be used daily for at least 2 weeks before expecting results. Sometimes additional medication may be necessary for results. ...Read more

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Can prolonged and heavy use of 2.5% Benzoyl peroxide permanently damage the skin?

Can prolonged and heavy use of 2.5% Benzoyl peroxide permanently damage the skin?

No: If it is drying or irritating, this will quickly heal when you take a rest from it. ...Read more

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I'm taking Tetralysal 300mg capsules twice a day along with using Benzoyl Peroxide (5%) every night - how long should it take to start seeing results?

I'm taking Tetralysal 300mg capsules twice a day along with using Benzoyl Peroxide (5%) every night - how long should it take to start seeing results?

Need data: This will work about 1/2 the time for pustular acne, often showing results in 2 or 3 months. Probably you should take 1 a day, not 2. Are you male or female? Age? Other meds? It is not possible to advise you without knowing more about you and about the nature of your acne. ...Read more

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What is benzoyl peroxide?

What is benzoyl peroxide?

Acne medication: Benzoyl peroxide is a common treatment for mild acne. It kills P. acnes, the bacteria involved in the formation of acne. It works well in combination with other treatments, such as antibiotic gels. Any cream may have irritating side effects in some unlucky people, and/or lead to uneven skin tones in darker-skinned people. One can start with every-other-day use and increase if no skin irritation. ...Read more

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