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Epiduo Forte Gel
I have just stopped duac and has been prescribed epiduo gel, how do I avoid the side effects of it?
Is one pump of Epiduo Forte equal to a "pea sized amount"? How long will 45g last if used one pump each night?
Cant be certain: Your Pharmacist can best answer this question. ...Read more
Facial redness upon application of epiduo gel after shower, subsides over the course of the day, should I continue?
Epiduo: If your face gets red or dry you can rest for a few days. Apply moisturizer if necessary. A better plan is to apply epiduo at night and see the effect in the morning. Your redness may be gone overnight. ...Read more
I am taking solydyn and epiduo Forte for acne. I have had a few new pimples that have turned green. What does this mean?
I'm using Bioderma moussant gel as a cleanser. Earlier I was using DEPIKLEIN and Epiduo gel for my acne. It seems like both have stopped working. I'm not sure if it's the summer in India causing it or if it's something else. I even tried using Zinderm BPO
Get a real acne Rx: Bioderma is glitzy zinc and copper sulfate and it isn't going to touch your acne. Depiklen is intended for brown spots, not acne, though Epiduo gel is a real acne Rx. I'd urge you to use topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated and phone your personal physician for prescription-strength acne medication -- you deserve better than what you've been getting. ...Read more
I noticed three weeks ago some white patches on my face, I already went to my dermatologist, she said it was nothing she thinks it could be humidity, she only prescribed me a gel cream called Epiduo, I don't know if this would help my with the white patche
Tinea versicolor: Depending on several factors your co-morbidities, your habitat temperate vs tropical, whether or not it itches, is it spreading, byou may have to r/o an infection normally found in tropical medicine known as times versicolor which may cause depigmentation. Talk to your primary care about a Woods lamp examination or other pertinent test. ...Read more
I'm over 18 and still have acne on my face. Is there any way to get rid of it, or at least reduce the visibility of it? I turned 18 a while a back, but after my birthday, I had a breakout of acne on my face. I've tried proactiv, epiduo gel, benzoyl peroxi
Dermatologist: You should consult with a nearby dermatologist who specializes in the treatment of acne. Sometimes it can take a few different opinions before you are comfortable with the treatment options. Some dermatologists use an aggressive and controversial medication called Accutane for very severe nodulocystic acne (referring to one of the most severe variants of acne which can cause scarring). ...Read more
I was prescribed Clindamycin phosphate gel and Epiduo for acne treatment. In the evening, do I apply the Epiduo before the Clindamycin phosphate gel?
It depends,,,: There seems to be no special sequence of what to apply first. If you are still unsure, it would be smart to ask the doctor who prescribed them before using those products if the order matters. Best of luck. ...Read more
I finally got my adult acne under control using epiduo gel but now I have dark spots on my face from breaking out before. Will the retin A (tretinoin) help?
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Possibly.: Both are drying to the skin and can be irritating. So, although there is no absolute contraindication to using them together, you would need to be very cautious. If there is any sign of redness or irritation, I would stop them and consult your dermatologist/doctor who is prescribing the Epiduo. Also, it is probably not necessary to use the witch hazel if you are using the Epiduo. ...Read more
Yes, especially the: Yes, especially the first 2wks of use. Try using it every other day for the first two weeks and then switch over to daily use. It will delay the acne fighting effect but it will decrease the irritation. Use sunscreen (SPF >50), hypoallergenic/non-comadogenic fragrance-free products & cleansers. Avoid other acne products if the burning increases and don't forget to follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
Usually too much: If you're on an adequate dose of isotretinoin, your skin is likely too dry to tolerate Epiduo also. I don't think I've ever treated a patient with a topical retinoid (like Epiduo) while they're on isotretinoin. Sometimes use afterward for scarring and/or persistent blocked pores. ...Read more
Decrease the freq-: Uncy of use. Try using every other day and remember a pea size covers your entire cheek so basically three peas cover your entire face, more is not better. If you have to try using a moisturizer with vitamin B ...Read more
No: There may be a yellow tinge to the skin where the epiduo is applied that is temporary and should resolve quickly. There should not be any burning with epiduo so stop the use of the medication and contact yiur doctor soon. I hope this helps and you feel better soon. ...Read more
I finished isotretinoin course and I'm using epiduo now, but I noticed that the area I put it on became red, should I stop using it?
EPIDUO CAN CAUSE REDNESS.
IF YOU ARE USING IT DAILY, CUT IT DOWN TO TWICE A WEEK, AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS.
OR GET A DIFFERENT PRODUCT FROM YOUR DOCTOR.
THANKS FOR YOUR QUESTION. ...Read more
I've been on epiduo for 3 weeks now coming into my 4th and I'm still breaking out I knows there's an initial breakout but is this normal?
I've been using epiduo for 6 months. It says on the warnings not to get your face waxed. Is there anyway I am able to get my eyebrows waxed?
Epiduo exfoliates. .: The skin, so if you also wax the same area, it will cause double irritation and redness, so not recommended. If you are not using the Epiduo around your eyebrow area, it should be ok to wax, but there are other ways of removing eyebrows that are more time consuming but effective. Remember that eyebrows often do not grow back, so use caution. ...Read more
Why am I still breaking out after I have been on acutane for six months? I am currently using epiduo but is there anything else I can do to help?
It takes time: I know how you feel, you were told Accutane is the miracle drug that makes acne vanish but a look in the mirror makes it unconvincing. The truth is it takes some time. Depending on the dosage you are taking (20mg/40mg, etc) the amount of time will vary. I personally took 20mg once daily and broke out for about 5 and a half months after starting. 7 months in I would have no more than 2 pimples/month. ...Read more
First line of therapy for acne is ---retinol (retinoic acid). The retinol in epiduo (adapalene) is weak retinoid. Use retinoic acid 0.045% every night. Take precautions on hydrating yourself and using good sun block.
Give it good one month, if no improvement, then try second line of therapy--- oral Doxycycline for three to six months. ...Read more
Hard to tell: Epiduo is a combination of Adapalene (the drug in differin (adapalene)) and benzoyl peroxide (a common over-the-counter acne drug). Retrieve is tretinoin (the drug in retin-a), so it would be similar to differin (adapalene). So, epiduo may have an advantage in that it includes benzoyl peroxide, which has some bacterial-killing ability. One can try one drug on the left face, and the other on the right face, to compare. ...Read more
Epiduo: Epiduo side effects can last for some time. To overcome its side effects stop using the gel when your your face gets red or too dry. Use a moisturizer to restore your skin and then you can restart the epiduo ...Read more
Short lived: Redness and irritation from topical preparations should subside within a few days after discontinuing the offending agent. ...Read more
Yes: Medications that contain a retinoid (such as adapalene, tretinoin, or tazarotene) have a powerful effect on preventing acne lesions, but also help smooth scarring and lighten marks (hyperpigmented areas) left by pimples. It can be a slow process, but little by little this medication should help. ...Read more
Excessive dryness: Applying an oil free hypoallergenic moisturizer after each cleansing with warm water and a gentle pH balanced cleanser can help prevent excessive dryness when using facial medications. ...Read more
I'm currently on epiduo would taking melanotan II while being on it be ok? I was on it before I started the epiduo
Not really: Epiduo is a combination of benzoyl peroxide and adapalene. While it is an excellent choice for acne, and the Adapalene may slightly help to lighten discolored skin, it is not a treatment for melasma. Melasma is a patchy discoloration in the skin that results from hormonal fluctuations and sun exposure. It is best treated with fading creams, chemical peels, sunscreen, and sun avoidance. ...Read more
Here are some...: Since Fordyce spots are ectopic sebaceous glands which have no connection with outside like those of hair follicles and Epiduo is for mild to moderate acne with mediocre effect. Therefore, topical agent would not rid Fordyce spots as wished; instead, they stay forever and require no Rx if mentally sound with them. More? Ask your doctor timely. ...Read more
Witchhazel: It is not a good idea to use witchhaze because it has a drying effect on the skin as does epiduo ...Read more
Epiduo causes drying: Epiduo is a combo of two medicines--adapalene + benzoyl peroxide both of which can cause drying of the skin where the cream/lotion is used. Use sparingly--more is not better, just more drying. If too irritating, stop for few days, then use 1x/day for awhile. Dryness should improve. If not, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more