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Difference Between Melacare And Melalite Cream
Same medicine but...: Gels in general are a bit stronger than their cream counterparts of the same medicine. So if you have a medicine that is working and then the effects begin to wane a bit, or you see response but could see better, sometimes going to the gel will help. But with increased strength also comes increased side effects, so be careful. ...Read more
For lupus Rash,which cream is better; PROTOPIC 0.1% or ELIDEL (pimecrolimus) 1% ? and please describe the difference between the two. Thanks.
Protopic.: Protopic and Elidel (pimecrolimus) are calcineurin inhibitors -- anti-inflammatory topical medications. Most dermatologists (me included) feel that Protopic works better than Elidel (pimecrolimus), and neither works as well as steroid creams on inflammatory skin diseases such as lupus - but they lack the steroid-related side effect risks, so worth a try before going to a steroid cream. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference between isotrex topical gel and retin a (tretinoin) ? Asked my derm for retin a (tretinoin) and he prescribed me isotrex topical gel instead
Yeast: Without knowing what creams you are using it is impossible to define differences. Provide more info and rephrase your question. ...Read more
Price : They both work well for acne, tazorac (tazarotene) is the brand name for tartarozene. T retinoin is generic for Retin A. T retinoin can be purchased for much cheaper take a look at these discount coupon prices. http://m.goodrx.com/tretinoin. Both are prescription drugs and can be prescribed in a prime visit. I have had good response in my practice to both. ...Read more
Can anyone tell me the difference between OTC hydrocortisone 1% and prescription hydrocortisone valerate?
Potency: Steroids are classified based on strength or potency. Class 1 to 7 (high to low). For the same prescription ointments are stronger than cream. Also the percentage of ingredient in the medication does not always correlate with the strength of the steroid. So the difference between Hydrocortisone 1%(class 7-least potent) and Hydrocortisone valerate (class 4/5-mid strength) is potency. ...Read more
Differnece between: Both are retinoids. They're both made from vitamin a and promote faster skin cell turnover. And they're some of the most proven, effective, and powerful options for treating skin issues ranging from acne to signs of aging. Recommended related to hb face & neck skincare 101: 4 common problems solved by courtney dunlop for years, dermatologists have drilled it into our heads to nix (permethrin) the tanning beds. ...Read more
Retino AC gel is tertinoin 0.025% and clindymicin 1% what is the difference between this product and ziana is one generic and one genuine?
What is diffrence between cream and ointment.I use mometastone furoate ointment and mometastone furoate cream.I use in my face.Doctor gave cream.
Texture: Only the texture and patient preference.Get a more detailed answer ›
Please tell me the difference between OTC hydrocortisone and prescription hydrocortisone valerate?
Lotions, Creams Oint: The spreadability factor is a major difference between ointment and cream. Ointments are greasier and they have thicker consistencies. So you may not be able to spread ointments over large areas of the skin. Creams on the other hand have lighter consistencies so these work better if you want to cover large areas. Lotions are even lighter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi doctors. What are difference between medicated toner and clindamycin solution? Which is more effective for pimples, redness & skin discoloration?
Both good: Medicated toners are usually salicylic acid over-the-counter while Clindamycin is a prescribed antibiotic. They can be used together, or you can use Clindamycin with benzoyl peroxide. If the acne's on your trunk, your physician may add a systemic antibiotic for a short time. Glad your acne is being managed. ...Read more
Please help! what is the difference between topical lidocaine 1%cream or gel and topical dibucaine 1% ointment?
Lip pigmentation like dark outline around lip edges, is valbet cream with beclomethasone dipropionate, miconazole nitrate and neomycin sulphate safe?
Need to see a pictur: I first need to see a picture to make a diagnosis, then I can tell you the treatment options. ...Read more
See derm: See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. This way you can get the percentage you want or need. ...Read more
It's about pigment: Hydroquinone works by decreasing the pigment cells in your skin. Let your doctor look at the scarring to determine if this is redness from blood vessels or is it pigment associated with pih or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. If it is pigment, hydroquinone will be your ticket. ...Read more
Old remedy: The formulation you described is an old formulation by Dr Kligman a dermatologist who was treating acne and pigment issues. This formulation will decrease melanin production that causes pigments to be produced the hydroquinone and to a lesser extent the steroid do this. The tretinoin is Retin-A and that will help regulate exfoliation/ ...Read more
I'm using hydroquinone based cream twice daily on first 2 weeks & once on next 2 weeks.Now using 2-3 days gap.Is it fine using like this?
Would you recommend used of hydroquinone cream on a newly healed scar to prevent hyperpigmentation?
Not really: We do not bleach penises or scrota because penises and scrota are normally supposed to be darker skin areas, compared wto a guy's main skin color. Therefore, bleaching the normally darker areas would make them abnormally lightened. If a person thinks there is some sort of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation that is making the darker skin abnormally extra dark, one's dermatologist can evaluate. ...Read more
M an Asian girl N iam looking forward 2 a hydroquinone cream 4 my mother..is it safe?she is 48 N has already reached menopause.she was fair b4 N now d
SeeSee derm: See dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
I want to lighten my skin using 4%hydroquinone cream and 20% monobenzone cream on alternate days? Will the hydroquinone affect the monobenzone
BAD idea: Your skin could turn white.Get a more detailed answer ›
Will there be any side effects by using 2 percent of hydroquinone for long term use??? or can u please suggest me other night whitening creams
For my pigmentation I used a 2% hydroquinone fade cream which has worked. Will there be any long term side effects or is this safe to continue use?
I'm a dark skinned woman i used to apply hydroquinone cream. Is there any surgery that can reduce melanin from inside in order to lose a few shades?
I hAve dark underarms and im using hydroquinone with retinon for 3 weeks now and i have redness that doesnt fade away should I stop using the cream ?
Diagnosis first: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My face skin has become dark due to long term use of hydroquinone cream for 2 years.. Plz suggest a remedy for this.
SeeSee derm: See dermatologist to discuss treatment options.Get a more detailed answer ›
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