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Why Does My Skin Breakout During The Winter But Not During The Summer
Acne: Heat, sweating, excess oil production, hormone changes are all possible causes of breaking out more in the summer. You could try otc acne med or cleansers. You could also consider showering with soap after exercise. There are many available treatment for the outbreaks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Acne medications: Acne flare-ups during drug detox or other times of life can be treated with routine acne medications. This includes over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide creams or gels. A doctor can also prescribe antibiotic gels such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) t gel and/or retinoids such as differin gel. Detox is a stressful time, so one should be sure not to over-scrub, over-wash, or otherwise irritate his or her skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can doctors say your skin does not breakout everywhere during the first 2-3 months on Accutane when i broke out everywhere ? I don't get it. :(
Dosage too high?: I have been prescribing Accutane for 30+ years and my patients never get worse before they get better. When it happens, it's usually because the prescribing doctor has started with too high a dosage. But what's done is done. Stay the course, and your acne will subside. Patience is a virtue. ...Read more
Why does my skin breakout with a fungal rash every time it is sealed off and cannot breathe i e with Saran wrap?
?: Why are you occluding your skin with saran wrap? However, fungus likes a moist, warm and often darker area to grow. If you seel off the skin, moisture and warmth increase and thus fungus can have a better environment to grow - thus why diaper rashes are often fungal - the area is moist, warm and dark. ...Read more
Acne treatments: There are several forms of acne and treatments are specific for different types of acne. Here are the mainstays of prescription treatment: clogged pores: tretinoin (retin a), Adapalene (differin), tazorac inflammatory lesions (red bumps, pustules): topical clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin, sulfur/sulfacetamide cysts: oral doxycyline, minocycline, tetracycline, accutane. ...Read more
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