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A little all over: These are topical drying agents. The goal is to prevent new lesion to form, so we treat the whole face rather than just spot treat. Apply a pea-sized amount to the full face nightly. If the dryness is not tolerable, you can try short contact of 15 minutes nightly for a couple of weeks and then leave on overnight. We expect a worsening of acne flare at 1-2 weeks, then better after 1-2 months. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on skin type: These are all retin a containing products and the proper formulation for use depends on your skin type. For example if you have very oily skin, the gel works best. If you have dry or sensitive skin Renova (tretinoin) or retin a micro contain moisturizers and/or time release dispersion of the retin a to diminish adverse side effects of the traditional retin a preparations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Hopefully your skin can tolerate it. If you require something stronger, ask your personal physician. ...Read more
Ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) and Mono liny Ah 28 are the same birth control pill? Just noticed that ortho was on my prescription and pharmacist gave me mono-liny
They both have the: same medications, but are slightly different. Ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) has a slightly different amount of norgestimate each week and the same amount of ethinyl estradiol each week, as opposed to Mono-linyah, which has the same dose of both each of the 3 weeks. They both have a week of placebo for the 4th week. I would recommend speaking to your doctor to see if this substitution is OK with them. ...Read more
My dermatologist prescribed 4%hydroquinone , tretinoin, mometasone furoate to treat erythema ab igni dt hot packs..Can this pigmentation fade completely?
In reality: There are no real documented reasons why you can't take these together. Often you will hear doctors report that with any antibiotics you could make birth control pills less effect and use a back up form of birth control. This is really true with rifampin. There is no compelling data for lymecycline and cerelle to not be used together. Best of luck. If worried, review this with your docs ...Read more
Probably OK: Adapalene is a topical acne medication that is a category c drug for pregnancy. There a few animal studies indicating a potential problem but no controlled animal or human studies showing a problem. Topical acne meds are generally in this category and in my practice we don't restrict their usage for severe acne. ...Read more
Dark spot corrector from poactive, safe to use while 6 months pregnant? Ingredients: octyldodecanol, cyclopentasiloxane, hexylene glycol, glycolic acid..
Why take the chance?: My standard advice for all pregnant women is take or apply medicines only when necessary - and then only if your obstetrician okays it. Dark spots are a cosmetic issue; why not wait until you have the baby - at which time the dark spots may very well fade on their own, as they often do. ...Read more
Whichever works 4 u: Benzac is a brand of benzoyl peroxide (http://www.drugs.com/cons/benzac-topical.html). Various strengths of benzoyl peroxide are available over-the-counter w/o prescription. Differin is a brand of adapalene (http://www.drugs.com/differin.html), which is available by prescription only. Typically we recommend OTC products 1st. Failing that, we then try any number of prescription options. ...Read more
I bought an eye-liner with: synthetic beeswax, dimethiconol behenate and sucrose acetate isobutyrate.Are them dangerous for my skin?I have atopic derma
Not likely: They are no more likely harmful to your skin than anyone else's. Having said that, people with ad are more likely to develop allergic contact reactions presumably due to a defect in the skin barrier function allowing allergens to penetrate the skin more readily. ...Read more