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Over The Counter Acne Medicines To Replace Duac Or Differin
Benzac (benzoyl peroxide) products can be purchased over the counter. Does this Benzac (benzoyl peroxide) have the same strength as RX Benzac (benzoyl peroxide)? It is in stores like Target.
Benzoyl peroxide: BPO doses above 5% require prescription.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Can I use products containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide to treat my acne if I'm currently breastfeeding?
Is Benzoyl peroxide 5% / clindamycin 1% gel available over the counter or is it a prescription only medication?
Does isotrex gel solve acne just like the oral use of isotretinoin tablets solves acne? Or are the effects of the gel milder and does the acne return?
Laxatives do not hel: I do not think there is a"best"acne wash for medicine. It varies from person to person which is best for them. Sometimes you have to try more than one till you find one that works for you. You need to see a dermatologist and start with one or two and see how it works out. Remember all acne medicine are meant to prevent pimples. They all take several weeks for maximum effectiveness.Good luck ! ...Read more
See A Doctor Too: Topical Salicylic Acid for the treatment of Acne can be found over the counter as Neutrogena acne products, also Clean and Clear products. Each brand makes several types including face wash, moisturizers, and astringents so do read the labels to confirm ingredients. Successful Acne treatment typically requires long term management and best outcomes are achieved under regular care of a doctor. ...Read more
Can OTC benzoyl peroxide topicals be used while using prescription clindamycin and tretinoin or should BP be discontinued while using the prescription stuff?
Yes: The Erythromycin is an antibiotic solution which helps to kill the p. Acne bacteria. The retin a (tretinoin) helps to increase cell turnover and stimulate blood supply. One would definitely want to use good sun protection and use these agents under the supervision of a specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is they any other way to treat acne on the back without taking antibiotic? Will it b effective if only apply topical cream like tretinoin or adpalene?
Different options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more
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
And which products are better for cystic acne all natural or benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid? I'm going in circles searching for the right one!
Cystic Acne: For cystic acne you would need oral antibiotics like prescription solodyn (minocycline) or doryx. Topical prescriptions would be epiduo or ziana or acanya or retin a. If these medications are not effective then there is accutane. 80% of patients that take Accutane never have acne again. ...Read more
What topical over the counter ointment or cream can I use to treat a boil that just started to form?
Want to use anti-aging Retinol(I'm 47).Tried an OTC but caused some new wrinkles. Are OTC products effective or is better to get Rx from dermatologist?
Prescription: I recommend a prescription product for reasons of quality and safety! ...Read more
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more
I was using a prescription topical gel for acne with 1% clindamycin and 5% benzoyl peroxide. What's the closest over-the-counter equivalent?
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