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Best Acne Regimen
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
A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more
What is the best facial regimen for acne prone skin that will also help with wrinkles? Have been using proactive for years was looking to change
Hi doctors. What is the best regimen for oily and acne face everyday? What products and everyday schedules of med.
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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My sister has very sensitive skin&gets acne. Shes15 and needs an acne cleanser or regimen for sens.Skin. What is best for her? Dr prescription and she broke out
Good start: From my reading, it's an intensive benzoyl-peroxide-based treatment. It's a good first step. Don't expect it to work if you have acne anywhere beside your face. They seem to say that if it fails, proceed to isotretinoin. Your personal physician probably would move first to a topical antibiotic instead. ...Read more
Yes: If you are getting large cysts amd are on antibiotic they may need to be changed. If however you are not taking antibiotic then they can be added to the regimen. If your acne is resistant to antibiotics, Accutane should be considered after speaking to your dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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