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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 are the treatment options for resistant white head acne? It does not go away with adapalene plus clindamycin combination cream (derviva cms gel)

What are the treatment options for resistant white head acne? It does not go away with adapalene plus clindamycin combination cream (derviva cms gel)

Stubborn Condition: Hello,
you have so many options. It's just difficult to navigate through the marketing mayhem of the 21st century. The best approach is to find someone you REALLY trust who is passionate about resistant acne and is not willing to let you slip through the cracks. It's this level of tenacity, creativity, and care that is ofter the make or break ingredient when treating chronic conditions. ...Read more

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Are these acne treatment medications (benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) gel and differin cream 0.1%) effective?

Are these acne treatment medications (benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) gel and differin cream 0.1%) effective?

Acne: Both can be effective, although through different actions. Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) is more effective with acne causing bacteria. Differing is a retinoid. Uses in conjunction, they can be very effective. But, it's all trial and error. ...Read more

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Can you use acne treatment cream everyday?

Can you use acne treatment cream everyday?

Yes: For best results, all the acne creams (benzyl peroxide, retin-a, astringents. Antibiotics) should be used daily if tolerated. ...Read more

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Clortrmazole cream as an acne treatment?

Clortrmazole cream as an acne treatment?

Won't help: It's for fungi and won't touch the propionobacteria that cause acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you after two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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I have mild acne on my face, I am worried about the rednessaway by itself. Is it true or I should use a acne treatment gel?

Scientific Rx: Mild acne on the face will often respond to a salicylic acid wash or benzoyl peroxide topical rx. If this is too irritating for you, or doesn't prove adequate, get with your physician; topical Clindamycin might be right for you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have redness on my face from my acne treatment cream my doctor prescribed me any help?

I have redness on my face from my acne treatment cream my doctor prescribed me any help?

Redness: Some acne medications such as retinoid creams, benzoyl peroxide, and others exfoliate and may dry and irritate the skin. Using less product and transitioning to every other day may help along with using a moisturizer. Contact your dermatologist for instructions. ...Read more

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I just bought clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) acne treatment cream. Wondering if you apply it just before you sleep or just after you wake up?

Both: Use this or your preferred benzoyl peroxide preparation as you can tolerate it. If you are not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Clindamycin phosphate gel and Epiduo for acne treatment. In the evening, do I apply the Epiduo before the Clindamycin phosphate gel?

I was prescribed Clindamycin phosphate gel and Epiduo for acne treatment. In the evening, do I apply the Epiduo before the Clindamycin phosphate gel?

It depends,,,: There seems to be no special sequence of what to apply first. If you are still unsure, it would be smart to ask the doctor who prescribed them before using those products if the order matters. Best of luck. ...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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Can a family doctor prescribe cream acne treatment? I'm breaking out more than usual and won't go away. Guessing its from stress.

Can a family doctor prescribe cream acne treatment? I'm breaking out more than usual and won't go away. Guessing its from stress.

Absolutely: Family medicine is a board certified specialty that includes training in dermatology assessment and management. Consider stress management with exercise and consider diet changes as there have been recent studies supporting a link to food choices and acne. ...Read more

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Any good drug store (walgreens preferably), acne scar creams or gels that you recommend? Nothing too expensive. I'm on Accutane as well

Any good drug store (walgreens preferably), acne scar creams or gels that you recommend? Nothing too expensive. I'm on Accutane as well

Wait: You should generally finish your Accutane treatment before you try to treat the acne scars. Acne scars are very hard to get rid of. There are over the counter products that can help slightly with dark spots, but I would not expect a major improvement. Indented scars will not respond to anything sold over the counter. ...Read more

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Are there any creams/gels. For treatment of acne scars? Are surgical methods the only way? I have severe acne scars so will I spend d all my life ugly

Are there any creams/gels. For treatment of acne scars? Are surgical methods the only way? I have severe acne scars so will I spend d all my life ugly

Acne scars: Acne scars need resurfacing and the dermis to regrow in a normal pattern. No gell or cream is appropriate.
Fractional ablation laser treatments or chemical peels will accomplish this.

Some work with stem cells sounds very promising in the future, where injected into scarred sites. Not reccommended as anything more than experimental currently. ...Read more

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