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Clindoxyl Gel For Acne
More acne: Clindoxyl gel is a mixture of benzoyle peroxide and clindamycin. These are two very common topical treatments for acne. They work better on the "pimple" type of lesions. Not the best treatment for blackheads. Medicines like retin a (tretinoin) cream are better for blackheads. ...Read more
I'm currently using clindoxyl gel my acne has cleared up and was wondering if I stop using the gel will my acne come back or will my face stay clear?
How long should it take for clindoxyl gel to clear acne on face and back if used daily? Will the acne come back after stopping use?
Hopefully: Hopefully 2 months. You must stay on treatment. ...Read more
I'm using clindoxyl to clear my acne, but it seems to just be getting worse. How long should I expect the treatment to start working?
I have mild acne and have been using tactuo pump For 2 years. I tried my husbands clindoxyl a few week ago and my acne is worst then ever. What to do?
Not because of clind: Your med is more effective than your husband's. It is very expensive. You can get similar result at much lower cost by using prescription tretinoin cream. 025% and OTC benzoyl peroxide gel 2 1/2% (or 5%). By far the most effective, easiest, best tolerated therapy for adult women is SPIRONOLACTONE pill by prescription, costing about $6 a month. Usually 50 or 100mg a day. Not if pregnant or kidney f ...Read more
Got intolerant skin with rash-like, scaring, acne. (it's usually not cistic) benzoyel, salycilic, face washes, differin, (adapalene) clindoxyl = not helpful? Me=girl
Tretinoin: Tretinoin is a derivative of vitamin a. It is used on the skin (topically) in the treatment of mild to moderate acne and on skin that has been damaged by excessive exposure to the sun. Tretinoin irritates the skin and causes the cells of the skin to grow (divide) and die more rapidly, increasing the turnover of cells. ...Read more
Worthless junk: This is a mix of allantoin (the major component of bird droppings), onion, and heparin. Acne marks fade only with time. A depigmenting agent may remove the brown but you're more likely just to make a mess. Nothing you can do on your own helps the scars. I'm sorry you ended up like this. Topical benzoyl peroxide and perhaps a prescription-strength Rx may be your best friends if you've still got it. ...Read more
Hi Doctor, I have bad acnes on my cheeks since last 2 3 months. I am applying aloevra gel over it but NT regularly. Can you suggest something quick?
Various: The cause of your acne should be established by your doctor. If it is straight forward acne then benzyl peroxide with or without an antibiotic cream might work best. Vitamin A creams may be used if safe for you. Antibiotics by mouth have been used but as a last resort. Acne can exist with other diseases so make sure you are assessed. Diet and general skin care as not touching your face may help. ...Read more
I have some acnes&blackheads. I use Differine gel& Cliniderm gel. Could they also be effective on blackheads? Best to use them not at the same time?
Need more: Acne on the trunk is seldom manageable without both topical rx and a systemic prescription-based rx. Topical benzoyl peroxide plus a systemic antibiotic may be enough. If you have acne that's causing scarring, and you're offered isotretinoin, consider taking it -- this can be monotherapy. Best wishes. ...Read more
Acne: During puberty, there is an increase in sebum production in the skin. Sebum and skin debris clog pores and the blockage results in inflammation. Gently cleaning the surface of the skin and applying acne medications such as benzoyl peroxide or prescription clindamycin help reduce the bacteria and clean up to the top layer of the skin allowing the pimples/comedones to clear over time. ...Read more
May not help: Use clindamycine solution 1 %, twice a day. Is much better. ...Read more
Dermotalogist prescribed me ziana gel for acne but told me to use a small amount (size of a chocolate chip) for my entire face but why is that? Help!
Can be irritating: Ziana has a chemical called tretinoin in it which is a derivative of vitamin a. If used too liberally, it can cause irritation. Therefore a pea size (or chocolate chip size) amount is all you need. Also do not go out in the sum with the gel on. For this reason, I have my patients use it before bedtime and wash it off in the morning. ...Read more
Help, not remove: Micro needling can help with scars (adding PRP helps even more), fractionated lasers are better, but more expensive. A less invasive (but slower results) process would be laser genesis to the scars. If they are depressed you can use needle subcision or fillers to improve the appearance. Improving your acne will prevent further scars, see your doctor for possible treatments antibiotics or creams ...Read more
General rule: Any of the over the counter skin creams or ointments you may use do not contain medicines that will enter your blood in a quantity that would affect baby. This is okay. ...Read more
Rx: I'm aggressive and start with topical clindamycin, adding a retinoic acid derivative if there are blackheads, and offering over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide if it's not. Even in our loony health care system this should be cheap. For tougher cases, don't hesitate if you're offered a systemic antibiotic, and dermatologists have even bigger guns. Glad you're proactive, good luck. ...Read more