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Doctor insights on: Erythromycin Topical Gel

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Can I use erythromycin topical gel on a bleach burn?

Can I use erythromycin topical gel on a bleach burn?

Only if infected: Erthromycin topical gel will not help a bleach burn to heal more quickly. It would treat infection and is used for acne. It would be better just to keep the area clean and dry and keep a non petroleum based lotion on it to keep it from getting dry. ...Read more

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What should I use to help my dryness caused by using erythromycin topical gel and retin-a micro?

What should I use to help my dryness caused by using erythromycin topical gel and retin-a micro?

Skin dryness: Skin dryness is a common effect when Retin-A is used even at normal dosing. I doubt any effect from the topical erythromycin. Sometimes reducing the total hours left on the face or reducing the strength of the med can help, or using it every other day. If you are happy with the overall improvement in your skin, you may want to just work with it & try some hydrating agents during the day. ...Read more

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Should i mix erythromycin topical gel USP 2 % and benzoyl peroxide 10 %?

Should i mix erythromycin topical gel USP 2  % and benzoyl peroxide 10 %?

Acne: Erythromycin gel can be drying and so can benzoyl peroxide. So i would be careful mixing them unless your skin can take it. Try it in asmall area first. U should talk to a dermatologist though. Acne can play havoc in a young person's social life! the acne itself can be bad but the scars it leaves behind can be harder! ...Read more

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Does regular use of topical erythromycin gel on face can cause skin cancer?

Does regular use of topical erythromycin gel on face can cause skin cancer?

Acne Tratment : Topical Erythromycin is an an effective treatments for mild acne, but long term use is not generally advocated. Side effects can include sensitivity to the drug, development of resistant strains of bacteria, upset stomach, and other side effects. Some preparations contain benzoyl peroxide, which has been identified as a cancer promoter in some studies. Always check with your dermatologist! ...Read more

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Does benzoyl erythromycin gel help acne pock marks?

Does benzoyl erythromycin gel help acne pock marks?

No: It's okay for keeping the acute lesions under control. I'm sorry you didn't get proper treatment when you developed your scarring. A dermatologist can make them less visible if you wish. ...Read more

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How long does erythromycin paired with differin (adapalene) gel take to heal acne?

How long does erythromycin paired with differin (adapalene) gel take to heal acne?

Acne: The effects of Erythromycin and differan takes around 4-6 weeks to start to see a response. Be patient and try to keep you face cleaned daily with hypoallergenic soaps. ...Read more

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