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Erythromycin Topical Solution
I wash my face everyday with salicylic acid's product and I use erythromycin topical solution followed by topical benzoyl peroxyde, is it effective?
Is erythromycin 2% topical solution a appropriate treatment for rosacea is erthromycin 2% topical solution a appropriate treatment for rosacea
No: You might as well take nothing, they keep each other from working! ...Read more
Not advised...: While there are no specific studies on the effectiveness of this topical combination, drug manufacturers spend a lot of resources (money) to find a carrier vehicle (drug delivery system) to maximize absorption and reduce toxicity. A moisturizer, by its very nature, increases local hydration (water content) of skin and would possibly dilute the strength/activity of the erythromycin. ...Read more
I keep having pimples/sores on my head that keep re-appearing. How come the erythromycin solution is not working? Should I take daily antibiotic?
Scalp infection: These chronic scalp infections -- it sounds like this is what you have -- are often very difficult to manage. You need to be under the care of a skilled dermatologist. ...Read more
Yes: There would be no adverse reaction or decrease in effectiveness with topical medication and any food interaction. Perfectly ok. ...Read more
Depends?: This depends on why they were prescribed? For acne? I would take as your prescribing doctor wrote them. If you get lots of sensitivity and redness with the retin a, (tretinoin) back off to a pea sized amount every other day rather than every day. And stay out of the sun. And wear your sunscreen. ...Read more
Which tools?: Not very clear. Consider resubmitting with clarification. ...Read more
Is it bad to use topical isotrexin [isotretinoin/erythromycin] over the long term? I've been using it off/on for 11 years. If I stop, acne comes back.
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
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
I use erythromycin 1.5% topical sol&cliniderm &differine for acnes. Could they help to get rid of blackheads also pr I need another medicine with mine?
I am on erythromycin for paplular rosacea. Rosex and nizoral (ketoconazole) really irritated me. What topical is best for very sensitive skin and will clear this?
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
15 month old diagnosed with perioral dermatitis. Prescribed topical erythromycin gel. Burns and dries out her skin. Is it ok to use neosporin too?
DERMATITIS: They are both antibiotics. Use either one. ...Read more
Can erythromycin topical 2% and retin-a micro be used in the same day? Say one in the am and one in the pm for acne?
You certainly can use this combination. Erythromycin in the am and retina-a micro at night would be the best plan.
However, I rarely use erythromycin. Its just not that effective for most people. Clindamycin doesn't cost any more, and is usually much more effective, especially when it is combined with a small amount of benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more
Is it safe to use metrogel and erythromycin topical ointments for treating severe rosecea pustules during pregnancy 24 weeks? Or that harms the baby
Varies: You MUST NOT use antibiotics -- topical or systemic -- as the sole treatment for acne. They need to be part of a combined treatment with topical benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, or a retinoic acid derivative. Do this, and you may be able to manage on a combined regimen. If this fails, consider a systemic tetracycline or isotretinoin. The latter works but isn't for the faint-hearted. ...Read more
Either should help: My usual sequence is to try benzoyl peroxide, then topical antibiotics (erythromycin is a good one), then topical tretinoin (they can be used in combination or separately). The tretinoin and benzoyl willl both dry your skin out. It depends on how severe your acne is and how sensitive your skin is. ...Read more
I'm combining tretinoin with benzoyl peroxide for adult acne. Is this effective or should I replace benzoyl peroxide with erythromycin topical?
Can I combine tretinoin, benzoyl peroxide and topical erythromycin for adult acne? If yes, in what sequence?
Yes but drying.: I would try benzoyl peroxide followed by retin a (tretinoin) then Erythromycin but you could switch the order of the latter two. Of course other physicians may recommend other regimens. Your skin will likely become quite dry and may benefit from gentle exfoliation first and the use of non comedogenic moisturizers in the am with sunscreen. ...Read more
I use tretinoin and benzoyl peroxide for adult acne but they are drying out my skin. Should I replace benzoyl with topical erythromycin?
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