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Doctor insights on: Erytop Lotion And Gel Difference

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Hi. Can I used benzolperoxide gel 2% and salsilic acid 2.5%together mixed in lotion to prevent from dryness of skin?

Hi. Can I used benzolperoxide gel 2% and salsilic acid 2.5%together mixed in lotion to prevent from dryness of skin?

Acne treatment: Dear ShamshaE,

The combo of benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid is treatment for acne and can dry out your skin. If you are interested in preventing dry skin please use the lotion by itself.

Regards,
Dr. Cacho ...Read more

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How can I sooth the effects from Tretinoin gel apart from Calamine lotion?

How can I sooth the effects from Tretinoin gel apart from Calamine lotion?

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. Cetaphil and Ceravue are two examples. ...Read more

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Does aloe Vera gel, cocoa butter lotion, or vitamin E oil heal mild scars on the face and body?

Does aloe Vera gel, cocoa butter lotion, or vitamin E oil heal mild scars on the face and body?

Possible: There is no proven scar healer out there that I am aware of, keeping the area clean and soft should help with decreasing the amount of scar build up. I have always thought that sunblock for the first year on a scar is important to avoid excessive scarring as sun damage can exacerbate a scar. Most scars overtime though do improve, the body usually does a good job at healing itself. ...Read more

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My derm prescribed suncros sunscreen gel 26 but I got that lotion instead of gel. My friend got hives on d face after using this. Can dis happen to me??

My derm prescribed suncros sunscreen gel 26 but I got that lotion instead of gel. My friend got hives on d face after using this. Can dis happen to me??

Maybe: Every persons' skin is different, . Because your friend had a reaction to the gel does not automatically mean that you will. Unless you have a history of sensitive skin, a trial of the lotion is one of the only ways to know if there is a sensitivity. ...Read more

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My baby has a rash from every possible lotion and bath gel. I’ve tried dove baby sensitive and aqueous creams but nothing seems to work. What can I do?

My baby has a rash from every possible lotion and bath gel. I’ve tried dove baby sensitive and aqueous creams but nothing seems to work. What can I do?

Baby skin care: Avoid baby products (they are actually not suitable for babies), aquaeous cream (it dries the skin) and petroleum jelly (it can cause dermatitis in babies). Epimax, Cetaphil and Pure products are good options. ...Read more

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T3 mycin lotion, adaferin gel & azederm cream. Which is safe to use during pregnancy for acne?

T3 mycin lotion, adaferin gel & azederm cream. Which is safe to use during pregnancy for acne?

Acne cream: I think all are ok. I would double check with your OB they have certain likes and dislikes. I would stick with their program. Good luck and feel better ...Read more

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Dull and rough skin issue with white heads and acne skinorean cream and isotrex gel used a year before I do not use any cream/lotion/makeup on my face?

Dull and rough skin issue with white heads and acne skinorean cream and isotrex gel used a year before I do not use any cream/lotion/makeup on my face?

See dermatologist: Acne is a complex disease with many causes and many treatments that will require a thorough evaluation and may require multiple trials of different medications to find the bat unique prescription for you. It is not a simple solution. ...Read more

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Can I use face lotion to get rid of the redness from using clindamycin phosphate and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) gel?

No: It won't hurt but it would not likely reduce the redness. Although Hydrocortisone cream may reduce the redness and itching, it should not be used on a long-term basis. ...Read more

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Can I put on lotion after putting on clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide gel? Prescripted from the doctors. Because it dries out my skin.

Can I put on lotion after putting on clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide gel? Prescripted from the doctors. Because it dries out my skin.

Acne Medication: Yes, you can apply lotion after you apply your acne medication. Choosing the right moisturizer and using it in conjunction with your other acne treatments can actually make your skin less prone to breakouts. Look for hypoallergenic, oil free, and non comedogenic. ...Read more

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Can I use lotion after putting on clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide gel prescribed from doctors. What are some examples of lotion I can use?

Can I use lotion after putting on clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide gel prescribed from doctors. What are some examples of lotion I can use?

Moisturizers & acne: If facial skin is overly dry from acne medications, a couple of things can be changed prior to considering using a moisturizer. First make sure you wash with a mild cleanser. Also make sure the skin is dry prior to applying acne medications, as they can irritate damp or wet skin. If the skin is still dry and your acne meds are working well for you, try an oil-free non-comedogenic facial lotion. ...Read more

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What is the difference between cream and lotion?

Basically only: Consistency, if active ingredients are same. Different proportion of water and oil make for the difference in consistency. ...Read more

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What's the difference between calamine and camomile lotions?

What's the difference between calamine and camomile lotions?

Different source: Calamine is usually a combination of a zinc and an iron oxide. It is helpful as a topical anti-itch treatment. Chamomile comes from certain plants and while it has also been used to treat mild itching it is also possible one can develop an allergy to some of the individual components, particularly if you are allergic to ragweed. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a lotion, cream and ointment?

What are the differences between a lotion, cream and ointment?

Lotions, Creams Oint: The spreadability factor is a major difference between ointment and cream. Ointments are greasier and they have thicker consistencies. So you may not be able to spread ointments over large areas of the skin. Creams on the other hand have lighter consistencies so these work better if you want to cover large areas. Lotions are even lighter. ...Read more

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Will clindamycin lotion help with my acne? And about how long should it take to notice a difference?

Will clindamycin lotion help with my acne? And about how long should it take to notice a difference?

May help: Clindamycin, in topical or oral forms, is often used in a treatment regimen for acne. People often see some improvement within a couple of weeks, but often experience a flare after about a month of treatment. After this initial flare, the complexion should remain clear if the treatment is right for you. ...Read more

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Is there any difference among the OTC benzoyl peroxide lotions or creams (prices can vary a lot)?

Very little.: Gel preparations tend to be more drying than cream preparations (some people want a drying effect, others do not), but the active ingredient is the same. Some have a lower concentration of BP (for the face), and others a higher one (for chest and back). Those are pretty much the only differences. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hand creams/lotions and face creams? Is there any advise against using hand creams on your face?

What is the difference between hand creams/lotions and face creams? Is there any advise against using hand creams on your face?

We are all suckers: We are constantly manipulated by people who are very skilled at selling. Whatever you like for dry skin can can be used for hands and face both. You may try several products to decide which you prefer. The most expensive of these usually differ only in the aggressive way they are promoted, often by exaggerated claims. ...Read more

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Hi, my 4 yrs old son, he got itchy n red skin arround the neck. Is this eczema n what is the difference bitween eczema ointment, cream n lotion? Thx

Hi, my 4 yrs old son, he got itchy n red skin arround the neck. Is this eczema n what is the difference bitween eczema ointment, cream n lotion? Thx

Should see doctor: There are many different causes for red itchy rashes in children. Eczema is a possibility, but it usually appears in the folds of the arms and legs. I would suggest that he be seen by his pediatrician. Ointments are greasy feeling and tend to stay on the surface of the skin, while creams and lotions are more water-based and rub into the skin without leaving a residue. ...Read more

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Doctor prescribed Clindamycin phosphate lotion to apply on ance but read benzoyl peroxide is good to treat acne. What's difference between these 2 meds?

Doctor prescribed Clindamycin phosphate lotion to apply on ance but read benzoyl peroxide is good to treat acne. What's difference between these 2 meds?

You need both: Never use just an antibiotic. The combination of benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin will probably clear you if your acne is fairly mild. Keep it up as it is a chronic disease that will remit only when it wants to -- mine self-cured when I was 50. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What's the difference between neosporin ointment and gel?

Gels & ointments: Gels are ideal for areas that a person would find embarrassing to put a noticeable ointment because of their quick absorption. Ointments have staying power and can deliver medicine over an extended period to an afflicted area. Both are equally effective in alleviating discomfort. ...Read more

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Retino AC gel vs ziana? What is the difference between the two? Is one generic and original is there any difference in quality or effectiveness?

Retino AC gel vs ziana? What is the difference between the two? Is one generic and original is there any difference in quality or effectiveness?

Acne Vulgaris: The difference is that ziana contains tretinoin and clindamycin. Retin-a gel is brand name for tretinoin only and has no antibiotic Clindamycin in it. Like to think that combination is more effective but actually it depends on whether you have more inflammation than nodularity. You use Renova cream as well. It is also tretinoin. Light therapy helps in acne. Wish you good health. ...Read more

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Is Tretinoin. 1% "Gel" same as Tretinoin. 1% "Cream"? Why is there so much difference in prices. Thanks.

Is Tretinoin. 1% "Gel" same as Tretinoin. 1% "Cream"? Why is there so much difference in prices. Thanks.

Gel more potent: Prices are arbitrary, not based on actual cost of production, but determined but what the market will bear. Shop around. When a patient of mine in not covered by insurance for this I can sometimes find it for $25 for 100 Grams. Look for OTC ADAPALENE, generic for Differin, which will soon be sold OTC. It is better than tretinoin. Price not yet known but likely to be reasonable. ...Read more