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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Clearasil (Overview)

Clearsil is an acne agent which is a kind of skin-related medication.


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What should I do if clearasil overnight wash irritates my skin?

What should I do if clearasil overnight wash irritates my skin?

Clearasil: Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking salicylic acid topical: skin irritation not present before use of this medicine (moderate or severe), dryness and peeling of skin, flushing, redness of skin, unusually warm skin. You may be having an adverse reaction to the clearasil. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
182 doctors shared insights

Clearasil (Overview)

Clearsil is an acne agent which is a kind of skin-related medication.


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I have acne and have tried retin a and clearasil and proactive but they didn't work. My friend used Accutane and have perfect skin should I take it ?

I have acne and have tried retin a and clearasil and proactive but they didn't work. My friend used Accutane and have perfect skin should I take it ?

Consult a Dermatogis: Accutane is available & a med i believe should only be prescribed by a dermatologist after they have decided you meet criteria for its use. This strong med also has some interesting side effects & is so toxic to fetuses that women can't use it unless they are on multiple forms of birth control & sign a waver.Set up an appointment with a dermatologist & explore your options. Knowledge is power. ...Read more

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Is the black head eraser from clearasil effective?

Is the black head eraser from clearasil effective?

Healthtap doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Would my clearasil work for my bad acne?

Would my clearasil work for my bad acne?

Won't be enough: Severe acne usually requires a combination treatment, including one or more prescription medications. All acne is manageable today, and if untreated it is a severe personal and professional liability. Please get on the phone and make an appointment with your physician. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use clearasil while pregnant?

Is it safe to use clearasil while pregnant?

Yes: Most skin creams are safe during pregnancy since there is minimal absorption. There are several other treatments for acne that are safe during pregnancy including cleocin, differin and oral antibiotics like amoxicillin. ...Read more

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Is a side effect of benzoyl peroxide skin aging?

Is a side effect of benzoyl peroxide skin aging?

No but dry skin: Ehuch may appear aged. Use sparingly as needed and in combination with an appropriate oil free moisturizer, retinoids, and gentle exfoliation. ...Read more

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How can I lessen the side effects of benzoyl peroxide?

How can I lessen the side effects of benzoyl peroxide?

Moistrizer: Apply moisturizer first and if necessary decrease frequency of application to every other day. Short contact time with wash rather than cream will still work and be less irritating. ...Read more

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How long should you keep clearasil vanishing acne cream on for?

How long should you keep clearasil vanishing acne cream on for?

Indefinitely: It is advisable that you use the topical benzoyl peroxide creams available over the counter on an as needed basis for treatment of mild to moderate acne without cystic component. If it has been for a prolonged period of time such as over three months, i would recommend following up with your physician. ...Read more

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Benzoyl peroxide side effects and how long do they last?

Varies: Benzoyl peroxide (bpo) is a good acne medication but people with dry skin tendencies will see their dry skin get worse. Stopping the bpo helps and using an oil free moisturizer helps even more. A small percentage (5-10%) of people develop a contact allergy when they use bpo which left untreated can last for weeks. ...Read more