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Ziana Topical Gel
Acne: BPO is an old antibiotic that acne bacteria seem to have no resistance to. It may dry the skin but has a long track record ( think Clearasil) Clindamycin is an antibiotic that helps kill P acne bacteria, it dosent get everywhere so by applying it directly to t e acne you can deliver the drug to the area of need. ...Read more
About all...: ...I ever see from either of them is dryness and mild irritation. I have my patients apply tretinoin at bedtime, so that any dryness will occur while they are asleep. For duac, i tell them to wait an hour after washing their face, to allow normal skin oils to replenish, before applying it. ...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
Are these acne treatment medications (benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) gel and differin cream 0.1%) effective?
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
Acne treatment: Either one could be effective by itself. ...Read more
No: They won't touch the scars. Many men -- including several noted hollywood "tough guys" -- like the scars for the character they give. Others hate them, or are indifferent, or let their partner decide. You have a choice. Laser therapy and fillers are used by dermatologists with much success. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Call the Pharmacist: This is not a question for anonymous physicians but one for the pharmacist on how to get a replacement product urgently. ...Read more
Retino AC gel vs ziana? What is the difference between the two? Is one generic and original is there any difference in quality or effectiveness?
Acne Vulgaris: The difference is that ziana contains tretinoin and clindamycin. Retin-a gel is brand name for tretinoin only and has no antibiotic Clindamycin in it. Like to think that combination is more effective but actually it depends on whether you have more inflammation than nodularity. You use Renova cream as well. It is also tretinoin. Light therapy helps in acne. Wish you good health. ...Read more
Retino AC gel is tertinoin 0.025% and clindymicin 1% what is the difference between this product and ziana is one generic and one genuine?
Better not: Both are retinoids, would have an additive effect and no added value, rather increased side effects as excessive skin dryness, ask your doctor for re-evaluation, best wishes ...Read more
Dermotalogist prescribed me ziana gel for acne but told me to use a small amount (size of a chocolate chip) for my entire face but why is that? Help!
Can be irritating: Ziana has a chemical called tretinoin in it which is a derivative of vitamin a. If used too liberally, it can cause irritation. Therefore a pea size (or chocolate chip size) amount is all you need. Also do not go out in the sum with the gel on. For this reason, I have my patients use it before bedtime and wash it off in the morning. ...Read more
Dermotalogist prescribed me ziana gel for acne however she told me to use a very small amount for the entire face ( size of a chocolate chip) why ?
That's what you need: Because that's the amount you need to use daily and if you use more than that you will run out of the gel much faster and will need a refill.Thats why you use small amount. ...Read more
Continuing to breakout with deep pimples while using ziana gel.It has been 2 weeks should I switch to something else ? If not how long is the ib last
Clindamycin: I'm glad you're trying the basic evidence-based meds but it sounds like they're not enough. They often aren't. Your future may include a systemic antibiotics such as tetracycline 500 2x/day, spironolactone (many doctors don't know this one), or (be brave) isotretinoin. We can clear you -- it's just a matter of finding what and how much you need. ...Read more
Pharmacist: pharmacist probably knows better than MD. You could read the PI that it came with too. ...Read more
Is there any topical gel to make costochondrits symptoms reduce the pain and permanently heal it?
Seems risky - ask dr: Better safe than sorry - since it is not known whether methyl salicylate gel will harm an unborn baby, tell your doctor if you are pregnant while using this medication. Also, it is not known whether methyl salicylate gel passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not apply methyl salicylate gel to your breast area if you are breast-feeding a baby. ...Read more
Can you tell me of an indomethacin topical formulation available in the market preferably in gel form?
Better absorption &: I am assuming you are talking about sex steroids like Estradiol or testosterone. Fewer side effects are likely, because they do not go through the liver first. If you are talking about corticosteroids, the medicine is on the skin at a higher concetration, sparing the body of steroid aside effects. They are used for inflammatory skin issues. Most forms are creams and ointments, not gels. ...Read more
Yes: There is no interaction with topical anti-inflammatory agents. ...Read more
Do gels and topical treatmeant really help scars fade, if so how long will they work, or will the work on old scars?
Improve: You cannot erase scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods: 1) scar massage 2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar) 3) steroid injections 4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring) 5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does the body make a resistence to topical anti-biotic gel/cream by time ... or it just happens for only oral anti-biotics ?
Antibiotic resistanc: Your body does not become resistant to either drug. You may develop an allergy. Bacteria may develop resistance, which you could call immunity, to an antibiotic. Whether bacteria become resistant has nothing to do with you. so a particular antibiotic may not work for a particular disease not because your body has become resistant , but because the organism has become resistant. ...Read more