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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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A very common skin condition that 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 ...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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Can you use differin (adapalene) gel for acne while pregnant?

Can you use differin (adapalene) gel for acne while pregnant?

Differin (adapalene) cream: This medicine should not be used during pregnancy as it can be absorbed through the skin and may be harmful to the developing baby. Seek medical advice from your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of dark acne scars on my face? Does differin gel adapalene help to do this?

How do I get rid of dark acne scars on my face? Does differin gel adapalene help to do this?

Acne scars: It is unlikely that your skin will be clear but it can be improved. Treatment must be based on addressing the active disease (usually with oral retinoids and/or systemic or topical antibiotics and skin care regimen) and then using other methods to address the established scars. This can include peels, lasers, dermabrasion, surgery, grafts, fillers, grafts, etc. ...Read more

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Can I use adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel alternatively for acne treatment? Like adapalene before bed time and benzoyl peroxide in morning?

Can I use adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel alternatively for acne treatment? Like adapalene before bed time and benzoyl peroxide in morning?

YES: This is a good combination treatment. The two medications work in different ways and therefore help
each other out. The Adapalene can make you more sensitive to the sun. Be careful in the sun. The benzoyl
peroxide can be drying especially in the winter, so a mild moisturizer such as aveeno (oatmeal). You are on minocycline. It can cause grayish pigmentation of the skin/ gums. Not reversible. Rare. ...Read more

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What do you think of differin (adapalene) gel for red marks caused by acne?

What do you think of differin (adapalene) gel for red marks caused by acne?

Adapalene: This is a great product, based on retinoic acid, for preventing new lesions, but it's not going to make the red marks fade. Manage your acne aggressively and if you need prescription-strength treatment, get with your physician. ...Read more

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How to use adapalene and clindamycin phosphate gel for acne?

How to use adapalene and clindamycin phosphate gel for acne?

Adapalene: Apply a small amount at bedtime to entire area of acne. Not eyelids or lips OK to skip some nights if irritation. Do you have. 1%? . 3%? With prolonged use it is better tolerated and more effective. Clindamycin may be a waste of money. Benzoyl peroxide OTC is cheaper and more effective. Use a tiny amount in AM. OK to use moisturizer if dry skin. Keep off colored fabrics: will bleach colors.. ...Read more

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Differin (adapalene) or dalacin t gel for acne and acne scars?!

Differin (adapalene) or dalacin t gel for acne and acne scars?!

Two different meds: Differen is a lower strength retinoid comparable to retin a (tretinoin) that may decrease oil gland activity among many other effects. Dalacin t is a topical antibiotic containing Clindamycin and similar to the older Cleocin t. Both can actually be used for acne breakouts, if prescribed and supervised by a qualified physician. ...Read more

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My doctor has prescribed me salicylic acid gel cleanser and differin (adapalene) for my acne marks, do you think it's effective for acne marks?

My doctor has prescribed me salicylic acid gel cleanser and differin (adapalene) for my acne marks, do you think it's effective for acne marks?

Depends: This depends on the severity of the scars/marks. It is a good regimen for preventing new acne scars, but ones that are already present pose a different problem. If you have deep pits and scars from previous cystic lesions, even the salicylic acid may not be enough to remove these. You may want to work with a dermatologist or even a plastic surgeon if you have significant scarring. ...Read more

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Does adapalene gel work for acne?

Does adapalene gel work for acne?

Yes: It can be a very effective agent in the basket of medications used for acne. ...Read more

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How does adapalene and clindamycin phosphate gel work on acne/?

How does adapalene and clindamycin phosphate gel work on acne/?

Several ways: Adapalene suppresses the sebaceous glands that nourish the bacteria, and Clindamycin suppresses the bacteria themselves. There's additional minor mechanisms. ...Read more

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Is adapalene (differinn) gel good for mild acne and what side effect can cause?

Is adapalene (differinn) gel good for mild acne and what side effect can cause?

It's quite good: It's an alternative to benzoyl peroxide, especially helpful if there's a lot of comedones. If it doesn't clear you in a few weeks, your physician may add something else. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it better to use benzoyl and clindamycin or adapalene gel for treating acne? Which one of these 2 is more effective and less harmless

Is it better to use benzoyl and clindamycin or adapalene gel for treating acne? Which one of these 2 is more effective and less harmless

Why not both: There is certainly no reason not to use both of them 1 in the morning and one in the night, unless you get to dry period start one first use it for 2 or 3 weeks and then if you have no problem you can start the other one every other night and if you tolerate it advance tonightly. ...Read more

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What is the recommended length of time for using differin (adapalene) 0.1% gel to clear up acne scars?

What is the recommended length of time for using differin (adapalene) 0.1% gel to clear up acne scars?

3-4 months: If you were prescribed differin, (adapalene) your scars aren't very bad. Differin (adapalene) is good for very mild acne and it produces less photosensitivity than other retinoids. In general it takes most retinoids 3-4 months to peel the skin enough to remove the discoloration from superficial acne scars and rebuild collagen. Should use spf of >30 in daytime all year long to keep those scars from darkening or reappearin. ...Read more

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My son has acne. His derm prescribed Differin (adapalene) Gel, and we used a co-pay coupon for first fulfillment. No coupon now = $300. Alternatives?

My son has acne. His derm prescribed Differin (adapalene) Gel, and we used a co-pay coupon for first fulfillment. No coupon now = $300. Alternatives?

Coupons: Adapalene is the generic form which will be cheaper. There is also a website called "goodrx" which gives you access to continuous coupons. I hope this helps. $300 a month is a killer! ...Read more

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How to use and how effective is adapalene and clindamycin phosphate gel for mild acne?

How to use and how effective is adapalene and clindamycin phosphate gel for mild acne?

Take as directed: Both adapalene & clindamycin are approved for use to treat acne. There are many options available so work closely w/your Family Doc & Dermatologist. Check out https://www. Aad. Org/public/diseases/acne-and-rosacea/acne & http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/acne/basics/treatment/con-20020580 for more info. ...Read more

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I am using adapalene microsheres + clindamycin phospate gel for treating acne...Does it reduce the black spots....If not what is the treatment for that?

I am using adapalene microsheres + clindamycin phospate gel for treating acne...Does it reduce the black spots....If not what is the treatment for that?

No Rx for dark spots: You can try bleaching them with a hydroquinone-containing solution but don't overdo it. They fade with time. I hope you are able to manage your acne long-term with medication -- it sounds like you're off to a good start. Best wishes. ...Read more

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