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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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Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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I am using differin (adapalene) gel for chin acne for nearly 2 weeks and have been on lymecycline for nearly a week, how long will it take for my acne to go?

I am using differin (adapalene) gel for chin acne for nearly 2 weeks and have been on lymecycline for nearly a week, how long will it take for my acne to go?

About 2-3 months: It takes generally 2-3 months for the treatment of acne to start showing improvement, depending on their severity and degree of infection inside. Pl stay the course fir another couple of months and make sure you follow up with your doctor to suggest alternate medicine as needed. ...Read more

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Will differin (adapalene) gel and tetralysal help for mind acne? If so, how long will it take to see a difference? Thanks.

Will differin (adapalene) gel and tetralysal help for mind acne? If so, how long will it take to see a difference? Thanks.

Should help: Both Differin (adapalene) ( aldapane) gel &Tetralysal ( lymecycline- a tetracycline antibiotic taken orally) are used to treat acne and should work on you barring side effects like skin reactions or the side effects of the oral antibiotic like nausea, abdominal pain, Diarrhoea. Your doctor may have explained the side effects of both. They shd start working in about 1-2 weeks. Remember to follow up with ur doc ...Read more

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Should I take erythromycin tablets and lotion or differen for bad acne?

See a dermatologist: Differin (adapalene) or tretinoin will help you. Only about 10% of women your age respond to erythromycin, an antibiotic, which sometimes is difficult to take. Spironolactone is your best bet, with or without certain birth control pills. Some birth control hormones make acne worse because of androgenic (male hormone) effects. If you have severe nodular, cystic acne, isotretinoin will rescue you. ...Read more

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I am using clindamycin gel with adapalene and orally azithromyc will it erase facial marks left out from acne?Or should I take up laser as a treatmen

I am using clindamycin gel with adapalene and orally azithromyc will it erase facial marks left out from acne?Or should I take up laser as a treatmen

Acne scars: Acne medications may help improve the red or dark marks left by acne spots. They don't do anything for skin texture changes due to scarring. If your acne is still ongoing, laser treatment of scars may actually cause more breakouts. Also squeezing or scratching acne spots can lead to more hyperpigmentation of the skin. There are acne meds like Azelaic Acid gel that may help lighten dark spots, too. ...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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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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