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How To Use Benzoyl Peroxide For Acne
Rosacea: I recommend patients with rosacea try to reduce their stress! minimize alcohol intake and no smoking! daily use of a gentle cleanser and Metrogel twice a day. If there is nodular rosacea i place the patient on Doxycycline as well. I do not use benzoyl peroxide as a routine for this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Limited help: These products are mostly benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid which are both pretty good for starters. If you have acne on your trunk, or if you're not clear in two weeks, get with your physician for prescription-strength treatment. It won't touch your scars, and the fact that you have scarring (sorry it was neglected) suggests that probably you'll end up needing prescription-strength rx now. ...Read more
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
Any BP gel or lotion: Otc benzoyl peroxide is a good treatment for mild acne. It kills p. Acnes, the bacteria involved in the formation of acne. It works well in combination with other treatments, such as antibiotic gels. Any cream may have irritating side effects in some unlucky people, and/or lead to uneven skin tones in darker-skinned people. One can start with every-other-day use and increase if no skin irritation. ...Read more
Benzoxyl peroxide: Benzoxyl peroxide is available in a lotion form avoiding the need to use lotion ...Read more
Get a real Rx: That stuff is weak and overpriced. If you have gotten scars, you should already be on prescription meds. I am sorry this happened and you need to get with your personal physician. ...Read more
How can it take for you to clear up your acne when using benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?
How long does it take for acne to clear up when using benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?
What is a good face wash to use with prescription of benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?
Salicylic or glycoli: I like salicylic or glycolic acid cleansers, obagi, skinmedica, and replenix are my three favorite that i carry in the office. Make sure you use your cleanser for two full minutes to it can do its job and using a clarisonic pro device will really give you the best results. ...Read more
Yes it is safe: Yes it is safe and can be used depending on the severity and comes in different strengths, along with other therapies if needed. ...Read more
Is benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) gel the best medication to get rid of acne?Just wondering, thanks.?
Acne: There are many topical meds for acne. Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) is one of the combination products containing benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin. It works well for mild-moderate acne with inflammatory (red) lesions. There are others as well in addition to oral antibiotics. Talk to your doctor about options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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