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Antiobiotic: Solodyn is the trade name for minocycline, which is an antibiotic medication frequently used to treat acne from the tetracycline class. It is effective in inflammatory acne (red bumps, or bumps that drain pus) and will help decrease the redness and promote healing. It is not as photosensitizing as doxycycline, another commonly used drug. ...Read more
Depends: If you are a woman trying to conceive then absolutely not. Otherwise, it does have a significant number of potential adverse effects which need to be monitored. There are other, safer acne medicines but they may not be effective for you. It is not a medicine I use first line, but if the acne has not responded well to anything else, you have to weigh the risk vs. Benefit. ...Read more
I'm on accutane? Can I use physiogel cleanser (from stiefel - gsk company) to wash my face while i'm on accutane?
Accutane: Yes you can use physiogel, but soap and water is cheaper. ...Read more
Got intolerant skin with rash-like, scaring, acne. (it's usually not cistic) benzoyel, salycilic, face washes, differin, (adapalene) clindoxyl = not helpful?Me=girl
42 cystic/hormnl acne for 20yrs. Tried dianette, lynecycline, b6, Eve Prim oil, vit c, honey, aspirin, zygert, bicarb, etc..no good. Fed up.Recommend?
Dermatologist: You need to see a dermatologist to discuss treatment. ...Read more
I'm 16 and I suffer from acne and I'm suggested to use Benzoyl peroxid, Doxycycline, Isotretinoin, n vitamin-e, so I'm askin if there'd b sideaffects.
Yes: Acne is a chronic disease that's a grave personal and professional liability. It is well worth the likelihood of side effects. If topical benzoyl peroxide isn't a bit unpleasant, consider increasing the strength / frequency until it is. This plus tetracycline may be enough for moderate acne. Isotretinoin is brutal but hugely effective; talk with your physician at length about it. ...Read more
Doxy alt’ve (bact. resist) re long term acne? 50s, perimenopausal, new diagnosis face rosacea (not chin) Isotretinoin good 25 & 6 yrs ago til quit OC
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Prescribed Clindamycin ph. 1% lotion & Tretinoin .025% for acne but appears to be getting worse. Do generic brands work? Acne only on forehead & chin
Accutane can cause swelling face????.I consume accutane. .I thought my face..cheeck..more big..is it effect feom accutane??
I have acne marks(not scars) that aren't going away. Have'em since 4 years. Nothing (chemical peels, salicylic acid, hydroquinone, sunscreen) works?
Acne Scars: Ice pick and scallop (scooped out) type facial acne scars are permanent. Treatment modalities include but are not limited to mechanical dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, and surgical scar revision. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to determine what would be best for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could antibiotic: Minomycin (in Australia), or minocycline hydrochloride, (prescribed as 3 month course - acne) cause suicidal tendencies/ depression?
Not likely, but: There've been some reported mood change effects - not common and severity is not mentioned. If you have a tendency toward this sort of intense depression, it might be wise to avoid this elective medication in favor of an alternative approach. Only you and your doctor know how crucial acne Tx is for you. One ting that may help is knowing it's not a meaningful depression - just short-term chemistry. ...Read more
Does neostrata hq free lightening gel( kojiic acid, vit C, liquorice, bearberry, 10 aha/pha) fade red facial scars( not acne scars) . thanks very much?
Yes: There is one important potential interaction. It can increase the risk of pseudo tumor cerebri which is an abnormal amount of pressure in the cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. Altho this is a relatively rare condition, it can be dangerous and lead to permanent visual loss and brain damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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