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How Long Does Erythromycin Paired With Differin Gel Take To Heal Acne
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
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
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
Yes: Yes, if your doctor prescribed that regimen, adhere to it. ...Read more
My dr gave me tretinoin cream 0.1 and erythromycin and benzoyl peroxide gel and minocycline (oral) for my acne how long before my acne is all gone?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I use erythromycin 1.5% topical sol&cliniderm &differine for acnes.Could they help to get rid of blackheads also pr I need another medicine with mine?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How can I help the redness from my chin acne? I am on Differin (adapalene) gel and lymecycline antibiotics
Acne: I think you are doing all that you should ...Read more
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