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Oxy Acne Products
Scientific Rx: Acne is a chronic disease that eventually remits as a person ages. I was able to stop taking rx when i was 50. In the meantime, topical benzoyl peroxide is your first treatment. If this fails, your personal physician can add topical clindamycin, topical tretinoin, a systemic antibiotic, or one of the big guns. Manage the disease until it remits -- you owe it to yourself. ...Read more
None of them: None of the over-the-counter acne treatments does much good. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid-based compound. If I do not get a good result in two weeks, i add a systemic antibiotic appropriate to the person. Dermatologists are allowed to use the big guns. Nobody nowadays needs to have bad acne -- life's hard enough without it. Good luck. ...Read more
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Gels or creams: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral accutane. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Use EVERY day: The best product is one that you use every day. Be patient. If you start today, you're preventing pimples 2 months from now. Good products contain either salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. You can find more info at: http://kidshealth.Org/teen/your_body/skin_stuff/acne.Html#. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scientific Rx: If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today; it's not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. ...Read more
Twice a day: No more than twice a day.Get a more detailed answer ›
Acne: Please have your primary doctor refer you to a Dermatologist. ...Read more
I have adult acne and have tried every product imaginable and nothing helps. What will clear adult acne?
Big guns: I was able finally to stop taking medication for acne at age 50. I trust topical benzoyl peroxide monotherapy has failed. You're going to need prescription-strength medication from your physician. If topical retinoic acid, antibiotics, and topical spironolactone do not work, and you're not planning a pregnancy, try Isotretinoin if it's offered to you. ...Read more
My acne is really horrible and if I use a product when I stop it gets worse what should I do? Right now I've just given up.
See a doctor.: Acne is very, very treatable! Severe cases require prescription medications that work well. Please check with your regular doctor to make sure your overall health is good and the first steps to good skin care can be given then. If no help with those,see a dermatologist. Don't give up! Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and veggies, too. ...Read more