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Does adapalene gel and/or clindamyacin treat malasma?

Does adapalene gel and/or clindamyacin treat malasma?

Yes and no: The adapalene is a newer formulation of Retin-A and will promote exfoliation and possible help reduce the melasma THe clindamycin however will have little if any effect ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Is the topical agent for acne called zineryt effective?

Is the topical agent for acne called zineryt effective?

Zineryt: Zineryt contains zinc and Erythromycin which are both out dated medications. There is a lot of resistance to Erythromycin because it is an older drug. I prefer epiduo or ziana. ...Read more

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Medication for cystic acne & saeborrheic dermatitis causing severe migraines.Using isotretinoin, minocycline as HCl BP & desloratadine. Drug reaction?

Medication for cystic acne & saeborrheic dermatitis causing severe migraines.Using isotretinoin, minocycline as HCl BP & desloratadine. Drug reaction?

Stop meds, check eye: If you are having headaches, i would stop the Minocycline and isotretinoin. When given together there is an increased risk of a rare side effect, pseudotumor cerebri. I would have my eyes checked and if no evidence of pseudotumor, restart either the Minocin (minocycline) or isotretinoin, but not both. Migraines can also worsen with Isotretinoin and not affect the eyes, but it definitely needs to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Side effects from using differin (adapalene) & clindamycin phosphate for acne?

Side effects from using differin (adapalene) & clindamycin phosphate for acne?

Not much.: Most commonly feel dry, irrtating and itchy and see peeling, but not everybody. I would not categorize them as side effects. They are natural consequences of using the medicines. ...Read more

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What helps best for cystic acne? Probiotics or evening primerose? Currently taking Spironolactone, Aczone, & genetic tazorac (tazarotene).

What helps best for cystic acne? Probiotics or evening primerose? Currently taking Spironolactone, Aczone, & genetic tazorac (tazarotene).

Adjuncts only: Sandy, forgive my frankness. I'm not a dermatologist, but if a retinoid (tazorac), dapsone, and spironolactone have failed, you need to consider isotetinoin therapy despite all the scare stuff you've read on the doctor-bashing websites. Acne is a grave personal and professional liability. You're an adult now, you have job interviews coming up, and it's probably the right choice. ...Read more

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Is this gud for acne? Clindamycin phosphate BP equivalent to clindamycin nicotinamide i.P in aloe allantion base with ethyl lactate, its a gel

Is this gud for acne? Clindamycin phosphate BP equivalent to clindamycin nicotinamide i.P in aloe allantion base with ethyl lactate, its a gel

Yes: Do not use it as monotherapy -- always use benzoyl peroxide or some other topical agent (a retinoic acid derivative) in addition. The retinoic acid derivative might be the better choice since you indicate numerous blackheads. ...Read more

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Does glyciphage 850 mg taken twice daily aggravates cystic acne?

Does glyciphage 850 mg taken twice daily aggravates cystic acne?

I haven't heard of: I researched on line but i never heard of this correlation. ...Read more

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Is oral clindamycin helpful for acne vulgaris? Already failed tx w/ doxy, minocycline, & azithromycin.

Is oral clindamycin helpful for acne vulgaris? Already failed tx w/ doxy, minocycline, & azithromycin.

Don't do it: Taking oral Clindamycin after 3 other good antibiotics failed is asking for another failure and an episode of c. Difficile colitis or worse. I'm going to assume that topical Clindamycin plus benzoyl peroxide plus an adequate dose of an oral tetracycline was a failure. Your next option is a trial or spironolactone with other rx or a dermatology consult for Isotretinoin -- if the latter, be brave! ...Read more

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Which oral anti biotic is better for acne doxycycline or Minocylin ?

Which oral anti biotic is better for acne doxycycline or Minocylin ?

No difference: Doxycycline and minocycline are almost the same antibiotic, only a minor chemical difference -- equally active against acne (or any other infection). Mino has generally been used more frequently for acne, but that doesn't mean doxy doesn't work well. The main difference is that doxy is more likely to cause photosensitivity, i.e. tendency for sunburn. Mino may be better in sunny Portugal! ...Read more

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When pregnant is topical clindamycin phosphate 1% ok? Topical differin (adapalene)?

When pregnant is topical clindamycin phosphate 1% ok?  Topical differin (adapalene)?

Yes: Most topical medications are not absorbed in enough amount to affect a fetus.That said, these two are ok during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What will clindamycin phosphate lotion USP 1% lotion do while i'm on Accutane 60mg/ daily for a cyst and pimple?

What will clindamycin phosphate lotion USP 1% lotion do while i'm on Accutane 60mg/ daily for a cyst and pimple?

not much: You will probably just have to wait for this pimple to resolve on its own. Most acne medicines are meant to prevent new pimples. ...Read more

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Differin (adapalene) or dalacin t gel for acne and acne scars ?!

Differin (adapalene) or dalacin t gel for acne and acne scars ?!

Two different meds: Differen is a lower strength retinoid comparable to retin a (tretinoin) that may decrease oil gland activity among many other effects. Dalacin t is a topical antibiotic containing Clindamycin and similar to the older Cleocin t. Both can actually be used for acne breakouts, if prescribed and supervised by a qualified physician. ...Read more

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Can I use this cream for pigmentation 3 ,4 months this cream good,(Lazma cream)fluocinolone acetonide USP 0.01%Hydroquinone USP4%Tretinoin USP 0.05%?

Can I use this cream for pigmentation 3 ,4 months  this cream  good,(Lazma cream)fluocinolone acetonide USP 0.01%Hydroquinone USP4%Tretinoin USP 0.05%?

Pigmentation: i would strongly suggest you see a dermatologist if you loking to lighten your skin. You may overshoot your mark and be sorry forever after ...Read more

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Clindamycin alternova 300 mg is use for what?

Infection: Clindamycin alternova is a derivative of Clindamycin and available in some foreign countries such as sweeden and is used to treat various bacterial infections. ...Read more

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Erythromycin stearate 500mg, 1 a day for acne. When does it start working?

Erythromycin stearate 500mg, 1 a day for acne. When does it start working?

Give it two weeks.: Acne lesions that are open are tissue wounds, and the erythema and swelling take some time to go down, giving successful rx a "lag time, " which makes it seem the med is not working. Minocycline and Doxycycline are alternates, but i couple them with a bezoyl peroxide scrub used topically. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more