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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
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...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
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.
Got prescribed Accutane for acne How dangerous is this for my body? Also I have plantar fasciitis. Will this prevent healing? should I avoid this drug
Accutane dangers: Accutane is a very potent teratogen. It can cause very serious birth defects. You must use at least 2 excellent forms of birth control when taking it and since it is stored in your body fat probably for a year after you have stopped taking it. It is usually prescribed only for severe cystic acne only. Do NOT take it for mild acne. Has nothing to do with plantar fasciitis. ...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 ?
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