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Medications Prescribed Acne
I have minor acne on my cheeks and chin. I have prescribed medication for it, but is there anything else I could be doing to help?
Tips: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more
Acne use meds often: You doctor has prescribed medications for you (i assume) to be given, used, applied at specific times. More does not make it better. More pills would be dangerous; more frequent applications of the topical medication might cause burning and peeling. Stick to your "doctor's orders.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get a consult: This is sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim, an antibiotic combination. It's not appropriate as monotherapy and is not the best long-term choice. Topical benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid is the basic Rx for acne, and an antibiotic used for a while if the disease is severe and doesn't clear on topical Rx. ...Read more
Is there an acne scar treatment that i can use at the same time I am treating my skin for acne? I am 18-years old and I am using a prescribed medication to treat my acne. The medication is working very well, but i want to start using an acne scar treatmen
Doctor prescribed Clindamycin Phosphate for acne. Can anyone give me information on how this medication works ?
Antiobiotic: Solodyn is the trade name for minocycline, which is an antibiotic medication frequently used to treat acne from the tetracycline class. It is effective in inflammatory acne (red bumps, or bumps that drain pus) and will help decrease the redness and promote healing. It is not as photosensitizing as doxycycline, another commonly used drug. ...Read more
Should i be worried about taking a hair follicle drug test? I have some prescribed drugs for my acne.
Acne: There are many steps and treatments available to treat acne. If topicals aren't working then orals need to be added. Sometimes it's hormonal and there are treatments available for that. See your dermatologist and if you are not clearing then find another dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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