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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?

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?

Exfoliation: Pores can be a difficult problem. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion are good procedures that are minimally invasive and can help with this problem. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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What is duac used for?

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What is duac used for?

Duac: Duac is clindamycin, an antibiotic used in combination with benzoyl peroxide to treat acne. ...Read more

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Could I buy duac in a chemist?

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

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I'm want duac for face it's very bad and for back?

I'm want duac for face it's very bad and for back?

Duac: Duac is a very good prescription medication for acne. Check with your dermatologist or primary care physician to see if it right for you. ...Read more

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Is it fine to switch back to benzamycin after using duac?

No problem: There should be no issue switching from Duac to Benzamycin. ...Read more

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Can duac be used in pregnancy?

Can duac be used in pregnancy?

Duac Gel ; benzoyl: Peroxide is fda pregnancy category c. Per drugs. Com " it is also not known whether duac® gel can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity." please discuss with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Duac has given me a red face help, what to do?

Duac has given me a red face help, what to do?

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 more

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Can Duac after applying a cleansing gel be harmful or damage my skin permanently?

Can Duac after applying a cleansing gel be harmful or damage my skin permanently?

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

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Duac for acne is it dangerous?

Duac for acne is it dangerous?

No: Combonation of benzoyl peroxide and topical antibiotic. It may be drying or rarely you may be allergic to ingredients which would cause reversible rash. ...Read more

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Can you use duac gel when pregnant?

Can you use duac gel when pregnant?

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

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I have just stopped duac and has been prescribed epiduo gel, how do I avoid the side effects of it?

I have just stopped duac and has been prescribed epiduo gel, how do I avoid the side effects of it?

Wait an hour...: ...After washing your face before applying it. Use only a small amount. Don't scrub your face with a washcloth or buf puf. ...Read more

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Can duac or benzamycin be used to treat perioral dermatitis?

Can duac or benzamycin be used to treat perioral dermatitis?

Perioral dermatitis: Using a moisturizer instead of acne medication might be more effective. The acne medications may be too drying and may worsen your condition ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Will a duac allergic reaction give me eczema on my face?

Will a duac allergic reaction give me eczema on my face?

It could: You can have more of a contact dermatitis, which is a slightly different kind of allergy, to any medication. If the eczema was on beforehand, then it's probably different, but if you stop the duac, and it clears, then comes back when you resume, it's the duac.

Vaseline and Hydrocortisone will usually help this, but contact your doc if it doesn't clear up quickly. ...Read more

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How can I remove acne marks from my face? I had severe acne but that has been treated by duac gel. Now I just have the marks.

How can I remove acne marks from my face? I had severe acne but that has been treated by duac gel. Now I just have the marks.

Derm consult: Very glad you got treated for the basic disease. Brown marks will fade over time. Leave them alone. It's your decision whether to keep the scars. A dermatologist can laser, abrade, fill and/or operate them. Before you decide to do this, notice how many hollywood stars have kept their scars in order to look "tough". Hoping you get what you want. Cheers. ...Read more

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Can duac or benzamycine help with staph infection around the beard area?

Can duac or benzamycine help with staph infection around the beard area?

Maybe: The duac has an antibiotic that may suppress growth od staph germs. However, depending on how well established the staph is in the area, the process may require oral antibiotics to kill it off effectively. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use 2 different types of gels for my acne at the same time? Duac once daily gel and differin gel adapalene.

Is it okay to use 2 different types of gels for my acne at the same time? Duac once daily gel and differin gel adapalene.

Yes, with caution: Dermatologists often recommend such a combination especially for severe acne. I say caution because combining these can cause severe dryness. If your skin is very oily, however, it might be just what you need. ...Read more

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Tretinoin cream and duac gel side effects?

Tretinoin cream and duac gel side effects?

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