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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Sodium Sulfacetamide And Sulfur (Overview)

Sodium sulfacetamide|sulfur is an acne agent which is a kind of skin-related medication.


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Doxycycline twice daily, aqua glycolic facial cleanser, sodium sulfacetamide 10% and sulfur 5%.My face dries from time to time;i would like to know why.

Doxycycline twice daily, aqua glycolic facial cleanser, sodium sulfacetamide 10% and sulfur 5%.My face dries from time to time;i would like to know why.

Modify regimen: Sulfacetamide/sulfur often causes dryness, particularly during the winter. I would first ask your dermatologist to substitute something milder. You can also use a light moisturizer as needed if you wish, but choose one that says "non-comedogenic" on the label, meaning that it won't plug up your oil glands and make your acne worse. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
3 Doctors shared insights

Sodium Sulfacetamide And Sulfur (Overview)

Sodium sulfacetamide|sulfur is an acne agent which is a kind of skin-related medication.


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Doxycycline twice daily, aqua glycolic facial cleanser, sodium sulfacetamide 10% and sulfur 5%.My face dries from time to time;i would like to know why.

Modify regimen: Sulfacetamide/sulfur often causes dryness, particularly during the winter. I would first ask your dermatologist to substitute something milder. You can also use a light moisturizer as needed if you wish, but choose one that says "non-comedogenic" on the label, meaning that it won't plug up your oil glands and make your acne worse. ...Read more

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Hello. Can the emollient Cream for my face with 2% sulfur and 10% sodium sulfacetamide be used with propecia (finasteride) without any interactions? Thanks.

Hello. Can the emollient Cream for my face with 2% sulfur and 10% sodium sulfacetamide be used with propecia (finasteride) without any interactions? Thanks.

Yes: Sulfacetamide is a topical antibiotic used for several skin problems including acne, acne rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis. There may be some side effects of peeling skin, irritation, redness. But there are no reported interactions with Propecia, (finasteride) either topical or oral, most often used for hair loss. If you are using topical Propecia, (finasteride) apply them at different times of day. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Has anyone ever ordered klaron (sodium sulfacetamide)?

Yes: Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) is prescribed for acne. If you are allergic to sulfa drugs do not use. Use on a regular basis for best results. My patients have liked the results for acne with this agent. ...Read more

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Sodium sulfacetamide lotion?

Sodium sulfacetamide lotion?

Sodium sulfacetamide: Sodium sulfacetamide lotion is used to treat skin conditions like acne, acne rosacea & seborrheic dermatitis. ...Read more

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Is klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) lotion good?

Is klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) lotion good?

Yes: The sulfa in Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) may help. If your acne is troublesome, prescription treatments can usually clear it up. I generally start with topical clindamycin; I required 25 years on oral tetracycline and got fairly good results, while a dermatologist can clear up even the toughest cases with retinoic acid analogues. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the right way to use klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) lotion?

What is the right way to use klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) lotion?

Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) Lotion: Sulfacetamide sodium topical is usually applied 2 times per day for 30 days. Space your doses evenly by applying the medication at the same times each day.

You may need to keep using the medication once or twice per week, or once every other week. Follow your doctor's instructions. Call your doctor if your condition comes back after you stop using sulfacetamide sodium topical. ...Read more

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What medication is better=== klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) or differin?

What medication is better=== klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) or differin?

Differin, (adapalene) but...: Different people have different results, no pun intended. Today, no one needs to have acne. I start people with topical clindamycin; I required 25 years on systemic tetracycline with good results. A dermatologist can write for a retinoic acid derivative that's very powerful even for the toughest cases. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) lotion good for acne?

Is klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) lotion good for acne?

Yes: The sulfa in Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) may help. If your acne is troublesome, prescription treatments can usually clear it up. I generally start with topical clindamycin; I required 25 years on oral tetracycline and got fairly good results, while a dermatologist can clear up even the toughest cases with retinoic acid analogues. Good luck. ...Read more

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What lotion is better: klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) or differin?

What lotion is better: klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) or differin?

Differin, (adapalene) but...: Different people have different results, no pun intended. Today, no one needs to have acne. I start people with topical clindamycin; I required 25 years on systemic tetracycline with good results. A dermatologist can write for a retinoic acid derivative that's very powerful even for the toughest cases. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) allergy?

Klaron allergy: Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) is a sulfa antibiotic used in the treatment of acne. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/2/drug-4302-2039/klaron-suspension/details ...Read more

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What medication is better and more effective? Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) or differin?

What medication is better and more effective? Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) or differin?

Depends: Claron is an antibiotic topical, and the differin (adapalene) is more like tretinoin, so opens up the pores. Either can be effective, claron if pustules, differin (adapalene) if blackheads. ...Read more

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Can klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) have a possible side effect of joint paint?

Can klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) have a possible side effect of joint paint?

Yes: Aching/swollen joints is a serious side effect of Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) use. ...Read more

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For years, I have used sodium sulfacetamide-s to treat my acne rosacea. Now my insurance company is hassling me about it. What are some alternatives?

For years, I have used sodium sulfacetamide-s to treat my acne rosacea. Now my insurance company is hassling me about it. What are some alternatives?

Rosacea: You may wish to try light-based therapy. Also, this article may help you with your insurance company
http://www.rosacea.org/weblog/how-navigate-health%E2%80%A8-care-system-drug-therapy ...Read more

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For acne suffers, do klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) lotion or novacet lotion help?

For acne suffers, do klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) lotion or novacet lotion help?

Adjuncts only: Supplemental to standard treatment. Both are sulfacetamide which is so-so against the bacteria that cause acne. NEVER use an antibiotic as sole treatment for acne. Topicals such as retinoic acid derivatives, benzoyl peroxide, and salicylic acid are your mainstay of treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dr. Cheryl Hull
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