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Is it possible to get rid of acne with just one month of treatment with Accutane 10mgs? I've been taking it for a month but i'd rather stop. Should i?
Dose too low: For it to work you need to take an adequate dose 1 mg per kilo of. Weight .Ideally a 132 lb person. Should be on 60 mg.The minimum dose is a half a mg per kilo or 30 mg for 132 lb. This shoul be for. 15-20 weeks. If you need the Accutane because nothing else worked stick with it and get the benefit. Discuss this with your dermatologist. ...Read more
Acne laser treatment: There are several lasers to treat acne and acne scars. Much of the data is comparable. My advise would be to seek a board- certified dermatologist who is knowledgeable in lasers and consult with them to to see which laser would be most beneficial for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very similar results: There are many devices that can help with acne. These devices use controlled heat to diminish sebum production by the oil gland and to kill acne causing bacteria. (nd:yag) uses laser light to generate heat while the (e-light) uses a combination of optical and radiofrequency energy. While effective, they are not a first line treatment and are best used when good topical skin care is not effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does doxycycline the acne treatment medicine make your skin red, and it says take one tablet with food in the morning.. Any suggestions?.
Photosensitivity: Doxycycline can make your skin hypersensitive to sunlight and prone to sunburn with minimal sun exposure. Patients are always advised to stay out of the sun while taking doxycycline, and use sunblock or wear clothes that cover you completely. If you already have a rash whether its photosensitivity or a straightforward allergic reaction you may need to discontinue the doxycycline. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it safe to take doxycycline 100mg of acne treatment one hour after taking betaine HCl with a protein breakfast post workout?
How to know if one has a chemical burn or allergic reaction on their face after using a benzoyl peroxide acne treatment/face wash, and how to know what degree of possible burn it is and the appropriate measures to take to heal it.?
Options exist: Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or dematologist to evaluate your personal options. This may include lasers, chemical peels, dermabrasion or prescription skin care. There are many options and you need a regimen tailored to your specific situation and expected results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rx's best: Since you are a female, your physician may be able to identify a mild hormonal problem putting you at extra risk. Over-the-counter stuff is weak. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative, adding a systemic antibiotic if needed (erythromycin might be a good choice if you can tolerate it). Only dermatologists can use the strongest medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several types: It really depends on the type of acne and severity of the acne. If is is moderate to severe, oral antibiotics with topical treatments prescribed by a dermatologist is necessary. If it is very severe, Accutane may be necessary. It is is mild, topical prescriptions may help alon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scientific: It's unfortunate if you're 25 & haven't yet been rx'd effectively. Mildest cases may respond to topical benzoyl peroxide. Next step is topical Clindamycin or something similar, retinoic acid derivative if many blackheads. If not clear in a month or so, a systemic antibiotic for a guy, maybe tetracycline 500 2x/day; for the toughest cases Accutane will clear you tho it's not pleasant. ...Read more
Basic Rx: Get some generic topical benzoyl peroxide, starting perhaps with 5% and use (concentration, frequency) as tolerated. If you're not clear in two weeks, phone your personal physician. Ignore all the overpriced and gimmicky stuff. All acne is manageable nowadays but it is not always pleasant or easy. Best wishes. ...Read more
Most effective acne : The treatment depends on the severiyi of acne. Most of the acne can be treated with various combinations containing benzyl peroxide , topical antibiotics, topical retinoids and in some cases oral tetracyclines resistance cases and nodular, cystic acne use accutane, but it has too many side effects birth defects and others roche pulled Accutane of the market in 2009 after jury awarded millions of $$. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rx: If it's worrisome enough to write healthtap, you deserve a 21st century rx. I start with topical clindamycin, with a retinoic acid derivative if there are many blackheads, maybe benzoyl peroxide if not. Nastier acne or if present on the trunk usually requires an appropriate systemic antibiotic as well, and for the deep stuff, dermatologists have the big guns. Should be manageable. Good luck. ...Read more