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Is it safe to get a facial while taking prescription acne medications benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin ?

Is it safe to get a facial while taking prescription acne medications benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin ?

Likely OK: A good spa will have providers who are familiar with common skin agents. I suggest you discuss it with your esthetician before the treatment, and if she/he looks at you with a blank stare, find another provider. ...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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Do any of the acne medications decrease penis length or function?

Do any of the acne medications decrease penis length or function?

No: It doesn't do that, or at least it's not a reported side effect. There is almost no way to decrease the size of your penis once it's grown. ...Read more

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I have bad acne on my forehead what acne medications can you recommend?

I have bad acne on my forehead what acne medications can you recommend?

Multiple medications: There are many topical medications that may work including benzaclin, (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) epiduo, aczone, retina, or other medications. Occasionally, oral antibiotics are helpful as well. Consult a dermatologist to develop a regimen that works for you. Also avoid conditioner and mousse and hair gel near the front of the scalp. ...Read more

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Is contratubex effective for chemical burns caused by acne medications ?

Is contratubex effective for chemical burns caused by acne medications ?

Contractubex: Contractubex is a compound that is designed to treat scar tissue, I doubt it would be good for active burns unless they have scarred over already. I would discuss this with a Dermatologist before putting anything on my face ...Read more

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What's more helpful for acne cyst. Warm compress or topical acne medications?

What's more helpful for acne cyst. Warm compress or topical acne medications?

Acne cyst: Both modalities are helpful. The warm compresses will soften up the cysts and the medication will become more penetrable ...Read more

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Acne medications don't work well for me, but when i spend time in a hot tub or sauna, my skin clears. How do I recreate the results without swimming.?

Acne medications don't work well for me, but when i spend time in a hot tub or sauna, my skin clears. How do I recreate the results without swimming.?

Try a steam shower: What may work is trying to create your own steam shower. Turn your shower on the hottest and fullest. Don't get in! this should steam up your bathroom enough to get the same results you get from a sauna. ...Read more

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Do acne medications contain hormones?

Do acne medications contain hormones?

No: Most routine anti-acne medications contain antibiotics, sebostatics, or keratolytics. If indicated, a woman may benefit from systemic oral contraceptive pills (hormones) to treat inflammatory acne associated with menstrual irregularity. ...Read more

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Are there any acne medications that work as effectively as accutane?

Are there any acne medications that work as effectively as accutane?

No: A variant on the molecule supposedly with fewer side effects / better safety profile was under development a few years ago but was abandoned. For deep cystic acne, Isotretinoin remains by far the best choice, though antibiotics and topical retinoic acid preparations work well for milder cases. ...Read more

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What're some really good acne medications that you can get a prescription for?

What're some really good acne medications that you can get a prescription for?

There are many!: Most dermatologists agree that the most important acne medication is a retinoid or retinol. There are now prescription topicals which combine 2 different medications into one tube or pump to make it easy for the patient. Sometimes, patients may need a short course of antibiotics, or in the case of adult female acne, spironolactone works very well and is safe for long-term use if needed. ...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


Dr. Michael Gabor
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Benzoyl Peroxide (Definition)

Benzoyl peroxide is an acne agent which is a ...Read more