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Trigestrel And Acne
Some options...: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral Accutane. ...Read more
Acne Troubles: You can usually keep acne under control with gentle facial cleanser, 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, and light facial moisturizer. If these fail, a dermatologist could prescribe antibiotics, topical retinoids, or Accutane as a last resort. If you would like more personalized advice, click the Send Message button at healthtap. Com/saurbornmd ...Read more
See a dermatologist: There are a number of treatments out there from over the counter products to prescription topical and oral medications. Discuss these with a dermatologist and they will hopefully steer you in the right direction. ...Read more
Acne treatment: First of all, stop all nuts and peanust butter. Also no chocolate or other sugary foods. Over-the-counter surface medications like clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) can help, as well as washing with a soap like neutrogena acne wash. (no financial interest.) if these don't help see a dermatologist who may prescribe an oral antibiotic. ...Read more
Many ways: Start with a mild daily cleanser (like cetaphil or dove sensitive skin). You can use benzoyl peroxide, a topical antibiotic or an oral antibiotic. Additionally you can use salicylic acid or glycolic acid. Retinoids (like retin a (tretinoin) or differin) can be used as can Accutane (an oral type or retinoid). Other treatments include blue light therapy or comedone extraction. ...Read more
Facial acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more
Wrong question: Forgive my frankness. The question is, "How can I manage a chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that carries such a stigma that it can keep me from getting the job I want, until it remits on its own? " I was able to stop taking medication around age 50. There is no telling when your illness will remit. If your parents won't take you to the doctor, pick up the phone and make the call yourself. ...Read more
What is claravis (isotretinoin)?
Isotretinoin is a form of vitamin a. It reduces the amount of oil released by oil glands in your skin, and helps your skin renew itself more quickly.
Isotretinoin is used to treat severe nodular acne that has not responded to other treatments, including antibiotics. ...Read more
Probably worthless: Telling people that particular foods are "good for" or "bad for" this-or-that is mostly pop folklore or junk science (a few exceptions). This is the 21st century and you deserve to have your acne treated effectively -- and any physician knows how. Being a young adult is tough enough without acne, and being offered a folk-pop cure for a serious problem like your complexion does you a disservice. ...Read more
None of them: None of the over-the-counter acne treatments does much good. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid-based compound. If I do not get a good result in two weeks, I add a systemic antibiotic appropriate to the person. Dermatologists are allowed to use the big guns. Nobody nowadays needs to have bad acne -- life's hard enough without it. Good luck. ...Read more