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Doctor insights on: Time Of Day To Use Acne Medication

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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Can I use erythromycin 2% solution and tretinoin cream 0.05 at the same time to treat acne>?

Can I use erythromycin 2% solution and tretinoin cream 0.05 at the same time to treat acne>?

Yes: The Erythromycin is an antibiotic solution which helps to kill the p. Acne bacteria. The retin a (tretinoin) helps to increase cell turnover and stimulate blood supply. One would definitely want to use good sun protection and use these agents under the supervision of a specialist. ...Read more

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WHAT QUANTITY CAN I USE OF Benzoyl peroxide AT ONE TIME ?

WHAT QUANTITY CAN I USE OF Benzoyl peroxide AT ONE TIME ?

You can : Cover the area involved as long as it does not dry out too much. Be sure to use an anti acne moisturizer ...Read more

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I'm using tretinoin at night and BP + aha during the day i want to add bha on my regimen.. Is it ok? What the best time to use bha on my regimen?

Fine tune regimen: Tretinoin should only be used at night because of hypersensitivity to light caused by retin a (tretinoin). Bha is better than aha for acne since salicylic acid is lipophilic so it will work better than aha, don't use both. Since you are using the retin a (tretinoin), i would say to use bha in am. BP apply up to twice daily over affected areas. You may want to consider birth control if your acne is difficult to treat. ...Read more

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What happens if I use acne several acne medications not at the same time but alternating with each other?

What happens if I use acne several acne medications not at the same time but alternating with each other?

Acne may get better: No disrespect is intended. I'm glad you're treating yourself. Your acne is best managed in consultation with your personal physician. It should be possible to find a regimen that works. ...Read more

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How much should I apply benzoyl peroxide on acne and what should the concentration of the medication be for first time use?

How much should I apply benzoyl peroxide on acne and what should the concentration of the medication be for first time use?

Use a small amount: On the pimples, after washing and drying your face, no more than twice a day. 10% cream is a common strength. ...Read more

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What's the best time of day to take finastride (1mg) pills?

What's the best time of day to take finastride (1mg) pills?

Finasteride: You can take it at any time of the day. The best time would be the time that you will remember to take it best. If it is in the morning when you wake up or if it is at bedtime then take it then. Just take it the same time daily, . ...Read more

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Is there a best time of day to take anabolic steroids?

Is there a best time of day to take anabolic steroids?

Dangerous & illegal: Are you kidding me. Unless they have been prescribed by a doctor for one of the few genuine medical uses, Anabolic steroids are illegal because they are extremely dangerous. If you are using them illegally, they are always illegal and dangerous, no matter the time of day. ...Read more

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Best time of day to take lamictal?

Best time of day to take lamictal?

Lamictal: That is based on your doctor's recommendation. I use the once a day dosing as one every day with dinner, & the twice daily as one with breakfast & one with dinner. ...Read more

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How effective use of adapalene and clindamycin gel to pimples.? Which routine should be prefer for using? And after what time i wash the face?

How effective use of adapalene and clindamycin gel to pimples.? Which routine should be prefer for using?  And after what time i wash the face?

Depends. also: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena, pangea organics or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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Might I use two acne products in the same day?

Might I use two acne products in the same day?

Yes: In fact, if one is an antibiotic then you must use a second product concurrently. Acne is a serious chronic non-lifestyle-related disease and your best partner in managing it is your physician. ...Read more

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If I use .5 mg of ativan (lorazepam) every night for insomnia, in time will i build up resistance to drug and require a higher dose to give the same effect?

Very possible: This is a well-known and common risk of anti-anxiety medications chemically called "benzodiazepines" (or "benzos"). It's the main reason they are not recommended for long-term use, usually defined as over 2 weeks. Of course, not everyone reacts the same: some people develop tolerance (they "build up resistance") even sooner, while some take much longer, or never do. But why risk it? ...Read more

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Any recommendations on which night moisturiser to use after retin a (tretinoin)?

Keep it simple: A simple, no fuss moisturizer such as Cetaphil can be used after application of Retin A (tretinoin) at night. Be sure to use a moisturizing sunscreen during the day when exposed to the sun. ...Read more

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The new "worlds best cream "contains copper.Is this safe to use on the skin a few times per day without becoming toxic?

The new "worlds best cream "contains copper.Is this safe to use on the skin a few times per day without becoming toxic?

Yes but...: The whole business with copper on the outside of the body as a magic treatment for arthritis is over fifty years old and is by now a common superstition without support. I suspect you realize that you'd be spending money for a placebo. ...Read more

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Can I use differin (adapalene) and salicylic acid at the same time for acne removal?

Can I use differin (adapalene) and salicylic acid at the same time for acne removal?

Not recommended.: Differin (adapalene) is a topical retinoid medication similar to vitamin a. It is helpful in nearly all cases of acne. If you are using salicylic acid in addition to differin (adapalene), (adapalene) i would recommend you put them on at separate times. I would separate the application by at least 6 hrs. If you apply them to your face together, you may decrease the effectiveness of the differin (adapalene). ...Read more

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Is it a good idea for acid reflux patients to alternate b/n Nexium(40 mg) one day and Rentdine(300 mg) on next day to minimize potntal side effects of these medications if used for long term.

Is it a good idea for acid reflux patients to  alternate b/n Nexium(40 mg) one day and  Rentdine(300 mg) on next day to minimize potntal  side effects of these medications if used for long term.

Take one that works : Alternating two medications may not help you determine which one really works for you. Most patients would take Nexium or a similar drug to control acid reflux for an extended period of time. Ranitidine can be added as a one-time nightly dose if symptoms are not controlled. Once symptoms are stable a drug holiday could be considered. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more