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Can I take acne medication while breastfeeding?

Can I take acne medication while breastfeeding?

Yes: Common topical acne medicines are usually fine, but check with the prescribing physician for more-specific information about the specific medication you're taking. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Should I still take my acne medication if I don't have any acne?

Should I still take my acne medication if I don't have any acne?

Acne: What Acne medication? you have not told us anything about yourself or your treatment regimen. If this is a prescribed medication, contact the prescribing doctor about continuation of treatment. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a small burn or inflammation caused by acne medication to completely heal ?

How long does it take for a small burn or inflammation caused by acne medication to completely heal ?

Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. This can take weeks, sooner with gentle skin care. ...Read more

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Can there be any oral acne medication i could take?

Can there be any oral acne medication i could take?

Acne : Oral antibiotics such as Doxycycline and Minocycline may be prescribed for moderate to severe acne . Accutane is another class (vitamin a) oral used for cystic acne . See a dermatologist for a skin care regimen. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take acne medication if I do so later in the day?

Is it ok to take acne medication if I do so later in the day?

Yes: The main thing is to use your treatment regularly so you will reach a point where you have no breakouts. You have to keep your treatment up so your skin will stay clear. ...Read more

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Would it be recommended to to take acne medication if i drink alcohol every once in a while later in the day?

Would it be recommended to to take acne medication if i drink alcohol every once in a while later in the day?

I wouldn't advise it: The simple antibiotics like tetracycline and Erythromycin aren't a problem if you want to drink in moderation. If you're taking isotretinoin, it might be a good idea to not to drink much alcohol, as each can be a little rough on the liver. ...Read more

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On average, how long will acne medication take to work?

Give it two weeks: If you're not seeing good results by this time, get back with your physician. If you have been given a different interval to wait, trust your physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long after starting to use an acne medication will it start to take effect?

How long after starting to use an acne medication will it start to take effect?

Less than two weeks: This has been my experience. Over-the-counter stuff seldom helps much. With today's prescription meds -- the biggest guns are available only to dermatologists -- no one need has problems with this troublesome condition. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more