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Five days ago I had red itchy skin from using duac cream for acne. I am fine now but I have an enlarged lymph node inferior to my left ear. P. Causes?
Prob. Infection: True true and unrelated. We all have lymph nodes throughout our bodies. Far and away the most common reason that they swell is that you have an infection in that area of your body-I.e. your skin,ear,throat,arm,etc. nearby. Sometimes viral, sometimes bacterial, rarely fungal. If you're basically healthy you'll heal yourself. Otherwise see your doc. If get more nodes could be nasty. ...Read more
I have severe forehead acne, and have tried a number of thing suggested by both doctors and naturapath's. I have been prescribed the birth control pill which helped however, I can no longer use due to severe migrians. I have tried Duac Acne cream as a sho
Combo Therapy: I would step your therapy up to a retin a (tretinoin) product to exfoliate the skin, in combination with an oral antibiotic to control the bacteria that contribute to acne, such as minocycline or doxycycline. I have seen great success with these two in combination, and this should not exacerbate your migraines! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About all...: ...I ever see from either of them is dryness and mild irritation. I have my patients apply tretinoin at bedtime, so that any dryness will occur while they are asleep. For duac, i tell them to wait an hour after washing their face, to allow normal skin oils to replenish, before applying it. ...Read more
How long will an allergic reaction to duac last. The red sand paper like rash is on my face. I am using a 0.5% hydrocortisone cream. Thank you?
Duac Side Effects: Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects: severe redness, burning, stinging, or peeling of treated skin areas; or diarrhea that is watery or bloody less serious side effects may include: mild burning or stinging itching or tingly feeling dryness or peeling of treated skin; or redness or other irritation most rashes last 10-14 days with rx. ...Read more
Nitro: Nitroglycerine cream is a form of nitroglycerine that can be applied topically. It can be used for the same indications as oral nitro. Also, nitroglycerine ointment is used for people with rectal fissures. ...Read more
Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) Ingestion.: Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) is for external use only. Call 1-800-222-1222 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to reach any poison control center in the United States. You will be connected with an expert who will direct you how to proceed. Please have all product information available when you call. ...Read more
Acanthosis nigricans: We don't typically medicate someone just for pigmentation or color. However, if you're referring to acanthosis nigricans (http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/acanthosis-nigricans/ds00653) in which case we worry about (predisposition towards) diabetes & obesity. Go see your doctor for diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more
Many options: The good news is that there are multiple different types of skin creams that can help with mild to moderate psoriasis. More sever cases will require systemic treatment. There is a good summary of options at http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/psoriasis/ds00193/dsection=treatments-and-drugs. ...Read more
Tricortone: Triamcinolone acetonide cream is used on the skin to relieve redness, swelling, itching, scaling and crusting. It is a practically odorless, white cream that is usually applied to the affected area of skin as a thin film and rubbed in gently two times a day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer