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I've been using duac, a topical acne medication.My skin has gotten more oily and my pores have gotten larger. How can I shrink my pores?
Can minor acne pimples still occur once in a while despite using acne medications such as benzamycine or duac?
Do you think duac and epiduo is safe for my daughter to use to control acne? What are the long term affects? My daughter has been on acne medication to control her acne. (duac and epiduo). The acne has cleared up but i worry about her being on this medic
I've been on minocycline for 2 months now and my acne is far worse than ever. Should i continue to be patient? Male - 20 years old. Also using a topical called "duac". No other symptoms from the medication.
Be patient: Minocycline alone isn't good.. Assuming your using a anitbacterial wash , possibly retin a (tretinoin) at night and an ab ointment ( duac) your pretty much maxed out of acne therapy.. Other options to step it up include blue light treatments and photodynamic acne therapy.. Acne takes along time to heal and has many recurrences in the best hands. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prescription med: There are generic forms of this combination medication available and some fake forms sold by online pharmacies. In texas/the us this is medication requires a prescription for use. Until it is found safe enough for over the counter use, you will need a doctors prescription for it. ...Read more
No problem: There should be no issue switching from Duac to Benzamycin. ...Read more
Medication burn: Rashes from certain products can often be considered and treated as a chemical burn. Cool compresses, aloe vera gel and possibly hydrocortisone cream may help (talk to your doctor about using steroids on your face first!). Washing with a hypoallergenic cleanser and applying noncomedogenic moisturizer can help prevent dryness that will occur with healing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Duac cleansing gel: Usually if you rinse well, there should not a a problem. But discuss this with the doctor that prescribed Duac as they know you skin type. ...Read more
I started using duac 5 weeks ago. My neck has broken out more and my cheeks are now covered in little bumps. It seems to be making things worse.
Duac side effects: If so, stop it and contact your doc to get another treatment prescribed. ...Read more
Use benzamycin: The ingredients in Benzamycin are Erythromycin and benzoyl peroxide and are safe in pregnancy. Duac contains Clindamycin which cause rare GI problems. Check with OB , but even though the dose is very small thy may not want you to use a cream containing Clindamycin in pregnancy. ...Read more
OK to use both: Zn pyrithione is generally used as a shampoo, specifically for dandruff and seborrhea. Duac is an expensive branded combination of clindamycin with benzoyl peroxide. Generic benzoyl peroxide by itself is likely to provide the same result for much less money. If there is moderate to severe acne a more sophisticated approach will be in order. ...Read more
I have just stopped duac and has been prescribed epiduo gel, how do I avoid the side effects of it?
I have started using Duac gel 5% since two weeks. Which is the best moisturiser I can use with it ? I live in UK.
Whatever you like: Pick your own. Whatever feels good to you. ...Read more
I've tried duac and zineryt for my spots, duac didn't help and after the course of zineryt finished, spots came back.. Any advice on future skin care?
Many choices : There are many choices for treatment of acne including topical products such as epiduo gel, Aczone Gel and topical retinoids. These can be combined with oral antibiotics such as Doxycycline or Minocycline for better control. Oral contraceptives can control acne well in some patients. Finally, Accutane or some laser treatments may be helpful for stubborn acne. Consult a dermatologist for treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been prescribed duac for use twice daily, using for 5days. My face is very, very dry, scaly, very, very red and puffy/swollen. Normal?
Dryness: No you need a moisturizer like virgin coconut oil to rejuvinate your skin. ...Read more
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