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Acne: BPO is an old antibiotic that acne bacteria seem to have no resistance to. It may dry the skin but has a long track record ( think Clearasil) Clindamycin is an antibiotic that helps kill P acne bacteria, it dosent get everywhere so by applying it directly to t e acne you can deliver the drug to the area of need. ...Read more
Aloe: Yes, pure aloe vera can stain clothing. ...Read more
Acne: Erythromycin gel can be drying and so can benzoyl peroxide. So i would be careful mixing them unless your skin can take it. Try it in asmall area first. U should talk to a dermatologist though. Acne can play havoc in a young person's social life! the acne itself can be bad but the scars it leaves behind can be harder! ...Read more
Benzonyl: Yes both can be used together.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes, but unnecessary: Snap fissures heal well without specific intervention usually. Those that do not require surgery. Unless a specialist has instructed that you use betadine, I would avoid it as it can interfere with growth of new healthy cells as well as killing bacteria. Sitz baths a few times a day and a super gentle soap is all you need, possibly plus a soothing medicine for pain. ...Read more
Is mixing over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide 5% gel with Clindamycin 1% gel an effective & relatively harmless alternative to Benzaclin 1-5% gel?
Yes: Yes. This is good and safe combination. ...Read more
Hydrogen Peroxide or Saline Solution with Povidone Iodine is better solution for cut, abrasion and wound?
Iodine: In general for minor cuts and abrasions the use of antiseptic therapy solutions is not warrented. These solutions (especially H2O2 peroxide) cause cell death and impair wound healing. IF a wound requires cleaning, iodine (specifically iodosorb) has been shown to reduce bacterial load. Therefore, povidone is a better choice than H2O2 for wound cleansing. ...Read more
Eczema, dermatitis: It is a group iii corticosteroid which means it is potent (strong). Do not use in excess. Probably not for use on the face. To be used under doctor supervision. Used in combination with other eczema treatments such as moisturizing creams and anti itch medicine such as zyrtec (cetirizine). ...Read more
Acne: All of the medicines are safe and effective for acne. They work by different mechanisms and i often use all of them together. As topical agents, however they are weaker than internal antibiotics for cystic acne. And are often combined with them. Topical medicines can be irritating to the skin so their use and dose often have to be adjusted by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ooooooooops!: A very bad idea! I am not sure what all the ingredients are, nor the concentration of hydrogen peroxide but that was not smart. Some simple rules to follow: 1. Use products for what they were intended to be used for only! 2. Always follow directions on labels. 3. Always consult with professionals who will be glad to help you with advice on products or procedures. 4. Don't experiment on your body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer