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Drying Gel For Acne Medication
Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. A topical or systemic antibiotic, spironolacton, a retinoic acid derivative, or for the tough cases Isotretinoin are all worth considering. The oral contraceptive pill if right for a woman may clear her. ...Read more
YES: Acne rx irritates the skin after sun exposure when you use retin a (tretinoin). There is also photosensitivity with benzoyl peroxide.Teeth discoloration occurs when tetracycline is given below 17 years old. Of course complications after using Accutane are even worse like affecting rbc, liver, arthalgias, lipids and depression. ...Read more
Keep trying: Benzoyl peroxide is the only one you can buy yourself that does any good. Your physician may have tried a retinoic acid derivative and topical clindamycin. A good next step is systemic tetracycline 500 2x/day. The last is accutane, which is unplesant & has risks but will do the job. Or you may not actually have acne but one of its mimics. Consider a specialist visit. ...Read more
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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
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
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
Depends on: What you already have tried. Best to see a dermatologist for a comprehensive evaluation. Have you used Retin-A yet? ...Read more
I've been taking acne medication for several days now, when will I begin seeing noticeable results?
Two weeks: You should see results within 14 days. If you haven't, your physician may alter your rx. Good luck. ...Read more
After getting jenners chemicail peel how long should you wait until useing my acne medication I'm on tx?
Until healed: A jessner peel can take a good 2-4 weeks to heal completely but it can vary by individuals. Once the skin has "grown back", you can consider using your acne medications, if needed. However, keep in mind that such a peel may have very beneficial effects on your acne condition. ...Read more
Its possible: It depends on (a) which acne medication (b) what the symptoms were (c) when the symptoms occured in proximity to starting the medication and to administering the medication. Best to see a doctor that will ask you more specific questions and help you determine if you had an allergic reaction. ...Read more
Prescription: If acne is confined to the face, there's a 50% chance that topical benzoyl peroxide will clear you. Otherwise, you will need to supplement with prescription-strength treatment from your personal physicain. Acne is a non-lifestyle-related chronic disease that must be managed until it self-cures. Best wishes. ...Read more