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Over the counter creams for extreme acne?

Over the counter creams for extreme acne?

Need prescription: Over the counter products are either benzoyl peroxide such as proactive or salicylic acid found in maxclaroty. These will not be very effective in severe acne. This will require a cpmbnoation of creams such as a retinoid, and possibly oral medications. This requires vist to dermatologist. ...Read more

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Are skin whitening creams available over the counter?

Are skin whitening creams available over the counter?

Yes, but not good: You can get otc bleach cream but it is limited to only 1-2% hydroquinone (bleaching agent). For effective skin lightening one needs greater than 6%. This must be through a doctor that treats hyper-pigmentation because there are very special rules and precautions that must be followed. ...Read more

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Can I use tretinion cream and benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) topical gel at the same time at night?

Can I use tretinion cream and benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) topical gel at the same time at night?

Not recommended: Tretinoin is a fairly unstable molecule and the benzoyl peroxide in BenzaClin has been shown to make the tretinoin less active. Also, tretinoin is inactivate by sunlight. Therefore, i always suggest you apply tretinoin at bedtime and the other acne meds in the am. However, differin and tazorac (tazarotene) (newer types of tretinoin) are not sensitive to sunlight and can be used at any time. ...Read more

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Over the counter phimosis cream uk?

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Over the counter phimosis cream uk?

Here are some...: Phimosis may induce inflammation / infection, which could be treated with heightening topical hygiene with judicious use of antifungal cream with steroid. If the bother from phimosis persists despite care, circumcision is the choice of long-term care. More? Ask doctor timely. ...Read more

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Is azelaic acid for acne over the counter?

Is azelaic acid for acne over the counter?

No: It requires a prescription from your doctor. ...Read more

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Can i buy retin-a over the counter?

Can i buy retin-a over the counter?

No: The retinoids such as retin-a, differin, and tazorac (tazarotene) are by prescription only. They are commonly used to treat acne. ...Read more

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Can i get ciclopirox olamine cream over the counter?

Thanks for asking!: No. It is a precription medication. Not in over the counter meds list. ...Read more

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Where can I buy over the counter Salicylic acid for acne? Thanks

Where can I buy over the counter Salicylic acid for acne? 

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See A Doctor Too: Topical Salicylic Acid for the treatment of Acne can be found over the counter as Neutrogena acne products, also Clean and Clear products. Each brand makes several types including face wash, moisturizers, and astringents so do read the labels to confirm ingredients. Successful Acne treatment typically requires long term management and best outcomes are achieved under regular care of a doctor. ...Read more

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Over the counter anaesthetics availble in us?

Over the counter anaesthetics availble in us?

Not really: Only over the counter local anesthetics. The rest of the bunch should only be prescribed and administered by an anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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Could you buy lidocaine gel/cream over the counter?

Could you buy lidocaine gel/cream over the counter?

Yes: Many over the counter topical analgesics and pain ointments have a low dose of lidocane, novacaine or prilocaine. ...Read more

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Which over-the-counter brand is a similar product to tretinoin cream .025%?

Which over-the-counter brand is a similar product to tretinoin cream .025%?

Not many : Tretionin is a medication to treat moderate to severe acne. If you have been told that you need it you may want to see a doctor and talk about it because it or other options. Over the counter you can find cleanesers, acne soaps and various products to keep your skin clean but they won't have the same mechanism of action than tretionin. If you acne is mile start out by getting those otc products. ...Read more

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Is over-the-counter glycolic acid cream, let's say 10%, as powerful as 0.05% Tretinoin for minor lines on face?

Comparing medicines: unfortunately it's not like comparing apples to apples. The concentrations of two different medicines don't always have the same effect. The vehicle or the purity may affect how "strong" it is. Tretinoin tends to be more effective but for mild rytids (wrinkles) the glycolic acid may work well ...Read more

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