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How should I use retin-a acne medication?

How should I use retin-a acne medication?

Months: Retin a (tretinoin) will work gradually over a 3 month period and can be used after the three months to continue to improve the skn. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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What are good acne medication?

What are good acne medication?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. A topical or systemic antibiotic, spironolacton, a retinoic acid derivative, or for the tough cases Isotretinoin are all worth considering. The oral contraceptive pill if right for a woman may clear her. ...Read more

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Are acne medication reactions common?

Are acne medication reactions common?

YES: Acne rx irritates the skin after sun exposure when you use retin a (tretinoin). There is also photosensitivity with benzoyl peroxide.Teeth discoloration occurs when tetracycline is given below 17 years old. Of course complications after using Accutane are even worse like affecting rbc, liver, arthalgias , lipids and depression. ...Read more

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Does acne medication make you lose weight?

Does acne medication make you lose weight?

Acne meds: A person might experience decreased appetite, nausea or vomiting on Accutane which could impact weight. But this is not considered a significant side effect of this medication. If you were referring to a different medication then please clarify and re-ask question. ...Read more

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Any way to prevent dry face from acne medication?

Any way to prevent dry face from acne medication?

Moisturize: I have patients use cera ve cream. Get it at walmart . Also sometimes i will have patients use 1%hydrocortisone ointment ...Read more

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What kind of acne medication is good for oily skin?

What kind of acne medication is good for oily skin?

Multiple : There are multiple options with accurate often considered the best. However hormonal treatment as well as antiinflammatories, antibiotics, oral contraceptives, may all be beneficial. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have dry skin after taking acne medication?

Is it normal to have dry skin after taking acne medication?

Yes: Accutane, the powerful medicine that dermatologists can prescribe, always produces dry skin that may also itch, burn, and/or be sun-sensitive. Even topical retinoic acid compounds can do the same. Your physician may be able to help you manage these. Good luck with your treatment. ...Read more

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How to physically put on acayna and atralin acne medication?

How to physically put on acayna and atralin acne medication?

Simply apply: This is as strong a combination of topical agents as you can get for acne, and you should get a good result. If it's not sufficient, your physician can add a systemic Rx. Manage your disease until it remits on your own. I was able to stop medication when I was 50. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more


Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
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Tretinoin (Definition)

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