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Benzoyl peroxide and metrogel to treat acne rosacea, how to use?

Benzoyl peroxide and metrogel to treat acne rosacea, how to use?

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 more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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What can I use besides benzoyl peroxide for acne?

What can I use besides benzoyl peroxide for acne?

Many choices: Talk to your doctor. You can develop a plan for treating your acne over time. That will help take a lot of the stress out of having acne. ...Read more

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How to tell if clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) will work with my acne and scars?

How to tell if clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) will work with my acne and scars?

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

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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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What is the best benzoyl peroxide product to use for acne?

What is the best benzoyl peroxide product to use for acne?

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

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Can I mix lotion with benzoyl peroxide to treat acne?

Can I mix lotion with benzoyl peroxide to treat acne?

Benzoxyl peroxide: Benzoxyl peroxide is available in a lotion form avoiding the need to use lotion ...Read more

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Is it safe to use both benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid for acne?

Standard treatment: Use of a salicyclic acid wash and benzoyl peroxide (5-10%) are pretty standard entry level treatments for acne. Probably half the kids will need more aggressive medications to see a benefit, but this is a good starting point. ...Read more

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Will clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) treat my acne and scars?

Will clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) treat my acne and scars?

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

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How can it take for you to clear up your acne when using benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?

How can it take for you to clear up your acne when using benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?

Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide): Most acne treatments take 6 to 8 weeks to reach maximum benefit. Usually BenzaClin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) is combined with a topical retinoid to decrease the the blackheads that lead to pimples. ...Read more

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How long does it take for acne to clear up when using benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?

How long does it take for acne to clear up when using benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?

May not: Benzoyl peroxide and Clindamycin in combination are effective against mild acne, but more severe disease will require something more powerful. ...Read more

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What moisturizer can I use with benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?

Eucerin facial : There are many moisturizers that can be used. Cerave moisturizing cream and eucerin facial moisturizing cream will be ok. Remember, that moisturizers may dilute the effect of benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide). ...Read more

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What is a good face wash to use with prescription of 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

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Can benzoyl peroxide actually work for acne, pimples, and blackheads?

Can benzoyl peroxide actually work for acne, pimples, and blackheads?

Yes: Benzoyl peroxide does work for inflammatory lesions. There are so many different concentrations and preparations of benzoyl peroxide available it is hard to recommmend without seeing the patient. It works less well for blackheads and whiteheads. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's safe to use bottle benzoyl peroxide for spot acne treatment?

Can you explain if it's safe to use bottle benzoyl peroxide for spot acne treatment?

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

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Is benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) gel the best medication to get rid of acne?Just wondering, thanks.?

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 more

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Benzoyl peroxide for acne?

Great choice!: Benzoyl peroxide is a great choice for acne. Use the cream if you have dry skin or the gel if your skin is oily. Don't use too much because it can irritate the skin. ...Read more

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What can I use besides benzoyl peroxide for acne?

Many choices: Talk to your doctor. You can develop a plan for treating your acne over time. That will help take a lot of the stress out of having acne. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more