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I wash my face everyday with salicylic acid's product and I use erythromycin topical solution followed by topical benzoyl peroxyde, is it effective?

I wash my face everyday with salicylic acid's product and I use erythromycin topical solution followed by topical benzoyl peroxyde, is it effective?

For acne-yes: Sounds like a typical regimen to improve your complexion from acne. These products are indeed very effective in healing and preventing acne lesions. Be careful of overdrying of the skin and sun sensitivity. ...Read more

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Is erythromycin 2% topical solution a appropriate treatment for rosacea is erthromycin 2% topical solution a appropriate treatment for rosacea

Is erythromycin 2% topical solution a appropriate treatment for rosacea is erthromycin 2% topical solution a appropriate treatment for rosacea

Rosacea: Topical Erythromycin may be helpful for pimply-type rosacea, but may not help with redness or flushing. Topical Metronidazole is also effective for the same. For other common symptoms of rosacea, oral meds may be necessary. See your doctor... ...Read more

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How long does it take erythromycin solution to work and clear up scalp folliculitis?

How long does it take erythromycin solution to work and clear up scalp folliculitis?

It depends: I really use other kind as the bacteria is more sensitive to things like clindamicin or penecillin some times the folliculitis is caused by fungus and need calamin lotion to clear it instead. ...Read more

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Can I apply moisturizer right after I use erythromycin solution on my face?

Can I apply moisturizer right after I use erythromycin solution on my face?

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

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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?

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

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Can I use erythromycin 2% solution and tretinoin cream 0.05 at the same time to treat acne>?

Can I use erythromycin 2% solution and tretinoin cream 0.05 at the same time to treat acne>?

Yes: The Erythromycin is an antibiotic solution which helps to kill the p. Acne bacteria. The retin a (tretinoin) helps to increase cell turnover and stimulate blood supply. One would definitely want to use good sun protection and use these agents under the supervision of a specialist. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat grapefruit while on topical erythromycin?

Yes: There would be no adverse reaction or decrease in effectiveness with topical medication and any food interaction. Perfectly ok. ...Read more

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When should I be using tretinoin and erythromycin topical?

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

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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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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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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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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?

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?

All are irritating: You can try or ask for a prescription for either metronidazole gel (MetroGel) or very Mild benzoyl peroxide or Retin-A gels. All have the potential of causing some degree of skin irritation. Please consult with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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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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How long can erythromycin/benzoyl peroxide topical cream be stored at room temp?

How long can erythromycin/benzoyl peroxide topical cream be stored at room temp?

Not after mixing: Prior to mixing the Erythromycin and benzoyl peroxide together, it can be stored at room temperature; but after mixing, it should be stored in the refrigerator and discarded after 3 months. ...Read more

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Which topical antibiotic is better for acne erythromycin or clindamycin?

Which topical antibiotic is better for acne erythromycin or clindamycin?

Both can be: Effective. Each person has a different response to topical acne treatments. If one is tried and doesn't work well after a good trial period of time, it could be switched to the other. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes: 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

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Is it safe to use metrogel and erythromycin topical ointments for treating severe rosecea pustules during pregnancy 24 weeks? Or that harms the baby

Is it safe to use metrogel and erythromycin topical ointments for treating severe rosecea pustules during pregnancy 24 weeks? Or that harms the baby

Let me explain: 1-metro gel skin applications during pregnancy is not contraindicated but I will not use in the trimester.
2-erthromycinet (topical) also is not recommended in the 1st trimester. ...Read more

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When do you become immune to topical antibiotics such as clindamycin and erythromycin for acne?

When do you become immune to topical antibiotics such as clindamycin and erythromycin for acne?

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

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Which works better with tretinoin, topical erythromycin or benzoyl peroxide?

Which works better with tretinoin, topical erythromycin or benzoyl peroxide?

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

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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

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I use tretinoin and benzoyl peroxide for adult acne but they are drying out my skin. Should I replace benzoyl with topical erythromycin?

Add moisiturizer: I would not get rid of the benzoyl peroxide - that is really a base staple to acne treatment. Instead, I would focus more on adding moisturizers to your regimen at least twice a day. Use unscented ones and ones with a sunscreen built in to provide extra protection. ...Read more

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