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Hi there, I will appreciate your help. I tool belara contraceptive pill last month for acne reasons. This is the 21 pack pill. I took all the pill su?

Hi there, I will appreciate your help. I tool belara contraceptive pill last month for acne reasons. This is the 21 pack pill. I took all the pill su?

Several cycles: Oral hormonal therapy helps resolve acne in some women, but not others. It may take several cycles of use for results to be noticed. One pack is insufficient. Consult your doctor for more instructions on use.

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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How long will my baby have baby acne?

How long will my baby have baby acne?

1-3 months old: In my experience, all but the most mild cases of infant acne peak in the second month of life and then fade gradually over the following few weeks. I tell parents that it will probably get worse before it gets better. Happily, in some cases, both they and I are pleasantly suprised.

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Can stieva acne cream be used long term?

Can stieva acne cream be used long term?

Yes: It's a retinoic acid derivative and if it's helping your acne, keep using it until your disease eventually self-cures. Best wishes.

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Is spirnolactone 50mg for acne, safe for long term use?

Is spirnolactone 50mg for acne, safe for long term use?

Not: Approved by FDA for acne. It is off label use. Such low dose usually no side effects, but may get some breast tenderness dry mouth, dizziness. may drink plenty of water with it.

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On average, how long will acne medication take to work?

On average, how long will acne medication take to work?

Give it two weeks: If you're not seeing good results by this time, get back with your physician. If you have been given a different interval to wait, trust your physician. Good luck.

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How long do the minocycline pills take to clear my acne?

How long do the minocycline pills take to clear my acne?

DependsAnswerDepends: For some people they work and others not at all. If give them a couple of months befor giving up. You must remember the pills alone will never work if you do not have strict hygeine!

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Are there long-term effects of acne on my child's health?

Are there long-term effects of acne on my child's health?

No...: ...Not in the vast majority of cases. But it can cause bad scarring if it is not treated properly.

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How long is it supposed to it take an acne cyst to go away?

How long is it supposed to it take an acne cyst to go away?

2-3 menstrual cycles: It varies but usually over 2 or 3 menstrual cycles. Your doctor may elect watchful waiting to see if the cyst would resolve on its own.

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How long does it take for acne red marks to fade on its own?

How long does it take for acne red marks to fade on its own?

Depends: If there is no new active pimple occurring in the same area, the old red marks should go away in weeks if not days. But if repeat episodes of pimple "attacking" the same regions, the red marks are going to last a long time, sometimes turning into dark brown marks (or "black" in colored skin).

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Can you tell me how long does dianette take to clear up acne?

Can you tell me how long does dianette take to clear up acne?

Acne treatment: This is confusing, you are 45 years old and live in South Carolina? That's hard to believe since most 45 year olds are not on birth control for Acne break outs and Diannete is banned in France, Canada and U.S. How can we help you if you won't even provide the minimal information we need. Talk to your doctor where ever you are.

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Please tell me how long it takes for to outgrow puberty acne?

Please tell me how long it takes for to outgrow puberty acne?

Usually: Gets better as puberty resolves, but some people have acne problems for life. See a good dermatologist.

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How long do you leave the garlic on your face to cure the acne?

How long do you leave the garlic on your face to cure the acne?

Myths: DANGER: DO NOT PUT GARLIC ON YOUR FACE. This is a false and dangerous myth. It may lead to burning of the skin and scarring. It is not in any way a real or recommended treatment for acne. Do not put garlic on your face. That is a false and dangerous myth.

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How long before I see a visible result from using my acne medications?

How long before I see a visible result from using my acne medications?

Depends: Usually two weeks at the minimum if your are very particular about doing all the treatments consistently. Also depends on the severity of the acne, when you started and which treatment or treatments you use. It can take many months at times to slow down acne.

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How long is it supposed to it take acne cysts to go away on their own?

How long is it supposed to it take acne cysts to go away on their own?

Get seen: It won't self-cure. Cystic acne is a life-ruiner for anyone who suffers from it, and it is abuse not to get it treated. A physician may make a trial of topical treatment plus a systemic antibiotic, but it will usually require a medicine such as Accutane which only a dermatologist can prescribe. Scarring from cystic acne can be brutal but can be made less conspicuous, again by a dermatologist.

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How long do oral acne medications take before you see some improvement?

How long do oral acne medications take before you see some improvement?

About two weeks: Hang in there. If you don't see success with one, your physician has other choices. Good luck.

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How long does it take for oxytetracycline acne tablets to begin to work?

How long does it take for oxytetracycline acne tablets to begin to work?

They may not: Be sure not to take them with milk or antacids. Effects are obvious obvious within 2 weeks at a fair dosage. If they fail, there are other medicines to try. You may want to add a topical agent such as Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. Good luck.

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Is deriva a good medicine for acne. How long will it take to cure my acne?

Is deriva a good medicine for acne. How long will it take to cure my acne?

1. Yes. 2. A while: Deriva is adapalene, which is a retinoid and is good treatment for typical acne. It can be uses alone if a patient improves a lot with it. It can also be used with other gels or creams. As for how long... Improvement is in weeks to months, and cure is in months to years.

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