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Doctor insights on: Over The Counter Acne Medicines To Replace Duac Or Differin

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Is it okay to use 2 different types of gels for my acne at the same time? Duac once daily gel and differin gel adapalene.

Is it okay to use 2 different types of gels for my acne at the same time? Duac once daily gel and differin gel adapalene.

Yes, with caution: Dermatologists often recommend such a combination especially for severe acne. I say caution because combining these can cause severe dryness. If your skin is very oily, however, it might be just what you need. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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Acne cream differin--what r the side effects?

Acne cream differin--what r the side effects?

ACNE RX SIDE EFFECTS: Retin a (tretinoin) causes irritation and photosensitivity.Benzoyl peroxide dries the skin. Oral antibiotics has GI problems, headache, dizziness, skin and tooth discolorations. ...Read more

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What's more effective for acne Differin (adapalene) or benzoyle peroxide?

What's more effective for acne Differin (adapalene) or benzoyle peroxide?

Both work: Their mechanism of action is different for each one, but in studies, they have both been proven to be effective in reducing acne. ...Read more

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What do you think of differin (adapalene) gel for red marks caused by acne?

What do you think of differin (adapalene) gel for red marks caused by acne?

Adapalene: This is a great product, based on retinoic acid, for preventing new lesions, but it's not going to make the red marks fade. Manage your acne aggressively and if you need prescription-strength treatment, get with your physician. ...Read more

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Can I use differin (adapalene) and salicylic acid at the same time for acne removal?

Can I use differin (adapalene) and salicylic acid at the same time for acne removal?

Not recommended.: Differin (adapalene) is a topical retinoid medication similar to vitamin a. It is helpful in nearly all cases of acne. If you are using salicylic acid in addition to differin (adapalene), (adapalene) I would recommend you put them on at separate times. I would separate the application by at least 6 hrs. If you apply them to your face together, you may decrease the effectiveness of the differin (adapalene). ...Read more

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I have acne and went to the derm, why did he give me novominocyclone and differin (adapalene)?

I have acne and went to the derm, why did he give me novominocyclone and differin (adapalene)?

Acne therapy: Novo Minocycline is an antibiotic used in acne treatment mostly in moderate to severe cases. Differin (adapalene) is a retinoid like compound that is commonly used for acne treatment that works by stopping pimples from forming under the surface of the skin. ...Read more

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After years of using adapalene my gp prescribed me skinoren for my acne and it's cleared it up in a few days. Is it possible that I have rosacea?

After years of using adapalene my gp prescribed me skinoren for my acne and it's cleared it up in a few days. Is it possible that I have rosacea?

Well: Yes you can still have a condition just because a treatment success for the underlying condition does not Vanish usually. Consult Healthtap for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Can you use differin (adapalene) gel for acne while pregnant?

Can you use differin (adapalene) gel for acne while pregnant?

Differin (adapalene) cream: This medicine should not be used during pregnancy as it can be absorbed through the skin and may be harmful to the developing baby. Seek medical advice from your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best ans cheapest product to clear acne? Differin, (adapalene) proactive are they worth it?

What is the best ans cheapest product to clear acne? Differin, (adapalene) proactive are they worth it?

Variable: Cheapest is probably an over-the-counter cleanser or topical that contains benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid or zinc. The prescription products are usually more effective because they are stronger and have more of the active ingredient, as well as contain antibiotics. Differin and retin a (tretinoin) are prescriptions. There is no "best" because everyone's skin reacts differently to different products. ...Read more

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Stopped taking lymecycline and differin (adapalene) today as caused reaction been advised to use agera products to help acne but what should I buy? Please help?

Stopped taking lymecycline and differin (adapalene) today as caused reaction been advised to use agera products to help acne but what should I buy? Please help?

Other treatments: You may get alternative medical treatment for acne if you had reaction. Agera sand proactive products are skin care beauty products that may not help with acne. Commercial claims may not reflect reality. Please see your physician and you may get alternative medications that work and you are not allergic to. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how and when can I use moisturizer with differin (adapalene) for acne?

Can you tell me how and when can I use moisturizer with differin (adapalene) for acne?

Daily, at least: Applying an oil free hypoallergenic moisturizer after each cleansing can help prevent excessive dryness when using facial medications. ...Read more

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Adapalene n clindamycin are not treatments for pigmentation left by acne? I have pigmentation! Acne are hardly 2 or 3..

Adapalene n clindamycin are not treatments for pigmentation left by acne? I have pigmentation! Acne are hardly 2 or 3..

Hydroquinone: Pigmentation left behind by acne will not respond to acne creams like Adapalene or clindamycin. Lightening creams containing hydroquinone are available otc and by prescription, but insurance does not cover them - and never use them at concentrations higher than 4% - higher concentrations sometimes make the darkening worse. ...Read more

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Is it better to use benzoyl and clindamycin or adapalene gel for treating acne? Which one of these 2 is more effective and less harmless

Is it better to use benzoyl and clindamycin or adapalene gel for treating acne? Which one of these 2 is more effective and less harmless

Why not both: There is certainly no reason not to use both of them 1 in the morning and one in the night, unless you get to dry period start one first use it for 2 or 3 weeks and then if you have no problem you can start the other one every other night and if you tolerate it advance tonightly. ...Read more

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How to manage acne prone facial skin n sensitive? Is adapalene too harsh for sensitive skin to reduce the appearance of dead skin and acne?

How to manage acne prone facial skin n sensitive? Is adapalene too harsh for sensitive skin to reduce the appearance of dead skin and acne?

Acne: Sensitive skin patients should use gentle non soap cleansers to wash as needed. The key is to start out with one product at a time to help gauge sensitivity. An otc benzoyl peroxide wash could be used in lower concentrations initially and then increased as tolerated. Topical retinoids should be tried every other or every third night before using nightly. See a dermatologist for treatment. ...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