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Biaxin On Acne
Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) for acne: Yes, unless you are allergic to it. ...Read more
First try: "bactrim" isn't as good as some of the other antibiotics, especially the tetracyclines. Don't ever use an antibiotic as sole treatment for acne. Isotretinoin / Accutane is your last resort unless you have cystic acne, for which nothing else will probably work. It's not for the faint-hearted but is a remarkably effective medication. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is this acne/pimples on my nose?
Should i put benzoylperoxide 50mg/g on it?
Been on minocycline for 11 weeks and 1.5 months on differin (adapalene) and tretinoin. I'm still getting acne and breakouts which is bugging me :(?
See Your Doctor: Acne is caused by plugged hair follicle units (excess oil/debris/bacteria) & inflammation; genetically determined. Therapy includes topical/oral meds to control infection/inflammation. Medication-induced irritation/dryness is common. Finding the right balance can be challenging, even w/ mild acne. Your chances at successful treatment are best with regular check-ups; or referral to a Dermatologist. ...Read more
Acne sulfa: The drug sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim would be able to treat acne but except in unusual cases it is not a good drug to treat acne. The main reason is that there are many other safer medications to use for long term treatment , particularly members of the tetracycline family. Rarely a person can have an adverse reaction to sulfa drugs that can be very severe. I have seen 4 people die from it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I help the redness from my chin acne? I am on Differin (adapalene) gel and lymecycline antibiotics
Acne: I think you are doing all that you should ...Read more
Acne on my chin and jawline. Derm prescribed Accutane on first app. Should i try hormonal treatment first?
Your decision: I'm glad you're seeking to make an informed choice. Isotretinoin is the big guns for severe disease. A topical or systemic antibiotic, and topical spironolactone, are also possibilities. The oral contraceptive pill, if you can take it, may clear you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My dr gave me tretinoin cream 0.1 and erythromycin and benzoyl peroxide gel and minocycline (oral) for my acne how long before my acne is all gone?
I have had same cluster of bumps (pimples) on my chin/corner of mouth for 10months. Im on doxycycline and use benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)...What can it be besides acne?
Perioral Acne: The treatment you are using seems appropriate. Call your dermatologist for tweeking , if need be. ...Read more
On oral clindamycin for sinuses, but breaking out in pimples/whiteheads on face. No acne before, just oily skin- does this med affect oil production?
Find a better DR: Unless you have high fever with severe sinus pain, you should probably not be on any antibiotic. Chronic or acute sinus congestion is seldom a valid reason for antibiotic. NO, clindamycin does not cause acne. In fact it is used as therapy for acne. But it may cause C. Diff. colitis which is often lethal. For an adult woman with acne the best treatment is oral spironolactone. ...Read more
What is the best oral antibiotic for acne? My derm wanted to put me on clindamycin but I'm taking tetracycline
Follow doc's advice: The doctor who examined you has a lot more information about you than any one will in this forum. Do you have any reason to not trust your doctor? For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Yes: There is one important potential interaction. It can increase the risk of pseudo tumor cerebri which is an abnormal amount of pressure in the cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. Altho this is a relatively rare condition, it can be dangerous and lead to permanent visual loss and brain damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer