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Tretinoin Acne Agent
Can using a salicylic acid face wash and prescription topical acne medication cause acne breakouts?
It can exacerbate sx: It is possible that topic treatment can exacerbate sx. Cleaning up your diet, removing junk and fatty foods, increase water intake, and adding probiotics as well as cleaning up any stool pbms . Rosacea is actually caused by a little bug and requires specif treatment, dermatology consult indicated. ...Read more
Two different meds: Differen is a lower strength retinoid comparable to retin a (tretinoin) that may decrease oil gland activity among many other effects. Dalacin t is a topical antibiotic containing Clindamycin and similar to the older Cleocin t. Both can actually be used for acne breakouts, if prescribed and supervised by a qualified physician. ...Read more
Yes: Bemedicationnzoyl peroxide is noninflammatory.Get a more detailed answer ›
Are these acne treatment medications (benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) gel and differin cream 0.1%) effective?
Benzoyl & acne scar: No - benzoyl peroxide will treat acne and help prevent worsening pustules and inflammation by helping to kill the bacteria causing acne. However, it won't have any effect on the scars you may get from aggressively picking or popping "zits" There are facial scrubs that may lessen the appearance of scars but a physician trained in skin peels would be needed for deep scars ...Read more
Yes & No: There are two types of acne scars. Craters and ice-pick. The ice-pick scar has sharp borders whereas the crater has smoother borders. Ice-pick variety of scars have to be excised and can be done quite easily with small punch biopsies. The crater variety can be helped with multiple sessions of microdermabrasion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not much.: Most commonly feel dry, irrtating and itchy and see peeling, but not everybody. I would not categorize them as side effects. They are natural consequences of using the medicines. ...Read more
Not for scars: I'm sorry your acne was neglected and you ended up with scars. Nothing you can apply will touch them. If you want them less visible, a plastic surgeon or dermatologist can do laser, filler, or microsurgery. Several Hollywood male stars have kept their scars for "tough guy" roles, and depending on your self-concept, they may be a plus. ...Read more
Fading creams: The gold standard for lightening dark marks is hydroquinone. You can purchase fading creams that contain 2-3% hydroquinone without a prescription (ambi, atra, porcelana, nadinola, to name a few). You should also be careful to protect your skin with sunscreen, as sun will make dark marks darker. Stronger prescription fading creams and chemical peels exist. Pitted scars require laser resurfacing. ...Read more
Either should help: My usual sequence is to try benzoyl peroxide, then topical antibiotics (erythromycin is a good one), then topical tretinoin (they can be used in combination or separately). The tretinoin and benzoyl willl both dry your skin out. It depends on how severe your acne is and how sensitive your skin is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I use mebo cream on inflmmation caused by acne medications they are like red blotches on my forehead that don't go away on their own ?
I've been using tretinoin 0.05 for 2 weeks still out of new acne and scars are still the same i didn't feel a lot of changes, should I increase the dose?
Possibly ... but : Not on your own.... Call your dermatologist to discuss options and to understand side effects associated with increase doses. ...Read more
Tricky: It will help give you smoother skin with more uniform color, but will take 3 months to get there. Then continue to use it. At first it may be irritating so you might need to skip some nights, but in a few weeks you will want to apply it every night. If the acne is more severe or if result is not satisfactory, there are more potent forms. You can also take spironolactone pills. Retin A (tretinoin) causes more ...Read more
Acne: they are both excellent formulations, each a little different ...Read more
Months is common.: This is better a question directed to your dermatologist. Because there are so many different skin types there is not one simple answer to your question. Darker skinned individuals seem to require longer time for the hyperpigmentation to fade. Also, exposure to sun can delay fading as well without companion use of an appropriate sun blocker. Speak to the doctor that gave you the tretinoin. ...Read more
You can: But why would you use 2 meds that do the same thing? Pick the one that is least expensive and stick with that after you use up all the other one. ...Read more
Yes.: Both the tretinoin and the beta-hydroxy acid are terrific for comedonal or non-inflammatory acne, which is what blackheads and whiteheads are. They both help to turn over the skin more rapidly and exfoliate that skin. If you are still having problems after using these great products for 6-12 weeks, consider seeking additional help from a dermatologist. ...Read more
Hello, I have a 0.025 % tretinoin gel that was prescribed to me two years ago for my acne. It expired 01/2015. Can it still be used? Safe?
Simple answer is no: medications breakdown over time sometimes they could potentially be good long after their expiration date but you can never be sure, so the safest thing to do is to never use medication after its expiration date. ...Read more
I use tretinoin only on affected area off acne now my skin kinda better can I use tretinoin all over my face? Couse sometime i got tiny acne
I've had 3 hard pimples on my nose for 3 years now. I've tried Ice and toothpaste and other acne medications but nothing helped. Please help me ?
I had acne problem and i'am using tretinoin gel for more than 2 weeks.Due to that my skin has become darker and dry.Suggest a cure to this please?
Common problem: It is common for skin to get dry and irritated when beginning tretinoin. This usually improves on its own over time as your skin gets accustomed to it. Ask your doctor about decreasing your dose. Use a cleanser that won’t dry your skin (doesn’t foam or suds.) topical vitamin c (anti-inflammatory) will help. Moisturizers may help, too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've gotten a bad acne flair up on the back of my neck. Using Tretinoin from a previous Dr. suggestion but it is having no effect. Any suggestions?
Look at hair product: One possible trigger is the methyl paraben additive that some hair products have as a stabilizer. Sometimes this additive is associated with acne breakouts. Since the suds/debris drains down your shoulders and back, local contact reaction may be an issue. If you are using one with the additive, try finding one without. ...Read more
How does acne cyst go away? Does applying tretinoin help? I can't go to a dermatologist as i can't afford, i would be really greatful if i get advice:(
Never had acne problems ever, I'm 48 and my face is breaking out all the time,retin a (tretinoin) is too strong. Don't know why or what to do. Very upset.
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