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Can bactroban (mupirocin) topical cure ringworm?

Can bactroban (mupirocin) topical cure ringworm?

No: True ringworm is caused by a fungal infection. Bactroban (mupirocin) is a topical antibiotic that works well for bacterial infections, but is not helpful for fungal infections. You can try over the counter Miconazole products, but may need to see your dermatologist for a prescription anti fungal. ...Read more

Dr. Mike Bauerschmidt
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Folliculitis (Definition)

A condition in which one or more hair follicles are swollen. It can occur anywhere on the skin, and usually occurs when the hair follicles are damaged by friction from clothing, shaving, or blockage of the follicle, and a ...Read more


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Can benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) treat blind pimples?

Can benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) treat blind pimples?

BenzaClin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide): Benzaclin® topical gel (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) contains Clindamycin and is used to treat pimples and acne. ...Read more

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How good is benzac (benzoyl peroxide) pimple cream?

How good is benzac (benzoyl peroxide) pimple cream?

Very good: Benzac has been around a long time and contains benzoyl peroxide (bpo). Whether it is any better than other over-the-counter bpo creams is unlikely except that brand name benzac ac does have ingredients to help absorption and minimize irritation, which may allow more consistent use and thus better results. Bpo must be used consistently for several weeks to really see the full benefits. ...Read more

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Could shaving foams clog pores/cause acne?

Could shaving foams clog pores/cause acne?

No: This sudsy stuff probably never plugged anything. If you're got bumps on the face from shaving, it may be folliculitis of the beard, easily managed, or real acne, which is very treatable if you're willing to make the effort. ...Read more

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Can I use nystatin cream for pityrosporum folliculitis?

Can I use nystatin cream for pityrosporum folliculitis?

No, but...: I do not believe Nystatin works on pityrosporum, but ketoconazole and selenium sulfide do!. Try otc Nizoral ad shampoo or selsun blue shampoo and lather it up on the affected areas x 5 minutes daily and wash it off in the shower. Do this for 2 weeks and see if you had success! ...Read more

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Can ketoconazole cream heals acne?

Can ketoconazole cream heals acne?

No: It's great for the folliculitis variant of tinea versicolor / pityrosporum infection, which is famously confused with acne. Any doubt, get seen by a physician who's good at this stuff. ...Read more

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Does kojic soap can cure acne dark spots and tretinoin cream 0.05?

Does kojic soap can cure acne dark spots and tretinoin cream 0.05?

It may: Kojic acid is an agent that helps to decrease darkly pigmented areas. Retin a (tretinoin) along with the kojic acid can augment the effectiveness in reducing areas of hyper pigmentation. Remember to practice safe sun exposure by always wearing a good sunscreen to prevent further pigmentation. ...Read more

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Will impetigo cream treat acne scars?

Will impetigo cream treat acne scars?

Not acne scars: I'm sorry your disease led to scarring. This can be prevented with modern Rx. The scars can be managed by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist with a laser, filler, or microsurgery. ...Read more

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Does mupirocin treat acne?

Does mupirocin treat acne?

No : Other treatments are better mupirocin best for impetigo and other skin infections. ...Read more

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Does benzoyl erythromycin gel help acne pock marks?

Does benzoyl erythromycin gel help acne pock marks?

No: It's okay for keeping the acute lesions under control. I'm sorry you didn't get proper treatment when you developed your scarring. A dermatologist can make them less visible if you wish. ...Read more

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Is ketoconazole clobetasol propionate can dry pimples?

Is ketoconazole clobetasol propionate can dry pimples?

Antifungal: Ketoconazole is an anti fungal cream (used to treat things like athlete's foot and ringworm.) It will not be effective in the treatment of acne, which is a bacterial process. ...Read more

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Will lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) treat seborrheic dermatatis?

Will lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) treat seborrheic dermatatis?

Likely yes: A lot of people with seb derm respond to topical steroids for the redness. However, Betamethasone is a potent steroid and a lot more than i would recommend using on your face. Also, Clotrimazole may help some patients with seb derm. Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) would not be my first, or second or even third agent to use. ...Read more

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Folliculitis genital area?

Folliculitis: Staphylococcal folliculitis. Your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic that you apply to your skin (topical), that you take by mouth (oral), or both. Your doctor may also recommend that you avoid shaving the affected area until the infection heals. If you must shave, use either an electric razor or clean razor blade every time. ...Read more

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Ultravate ointment 0.05 on acne?

Ultravate ointment 0.05 on acne?

TERRIBLE idea: This is a powerful glucocorticoid and it will make you less able to control the bacteria that cause acne, making your disease worse in a short time. Further, if i'm not mistaken it's a prescription medication and you're unwise to use powerful meds given you for some other purpose in order to experiment. Further, it's likely to cause atrophy of your face. Please don't do this. ...Read more

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What is the difference between keloidalis nuchae (folliculitis) andl acne vulgaris?

Keloidalis Nuchae: Keloidalis nuchae is a destructive scarring folliculitis that occurs exclusively on the occipital scalp and posterior neck and affecting mostly african american men aged 13-25 years. Acne vulgaris is a common skin disease characterized by inflammatory lesions called zits with redness, swelling, pain, and white pus. Antibiotics used in keloidalis nuchae differ from ones used in acne vulgaris. ...Read more

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Could retin a (tretinoin) cream lighten dark underarms?

Hydroquinone: That is the best lightening agent for skin. ...Read more