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Doctor insights on: Ziana Topical Gel

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The lid for my ziana gel broke? What do I do now?

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

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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?

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

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Does ziana gel has steroid?

Does ziana gel has steroid?

No: No. This IS NOT an anti-inflammatory. As a matter of fact it is an inflammatory. Read more

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Can Ziana gel & Differin gel be used in conjunction with each other?

Can Ziana gel & Differin gel be used in conjunction with each other?

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

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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?

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. That's why you use small amount. Read more

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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

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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

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

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Does the acne medication gel ziana make your face look a lot lighter?

Does the acne medication gel ziana make your face look a lot lighter?

It may: It's a mix of clindamycin and retinoic acid. It's quite good for acne that's not terribly severe. The retinoic acid smooths out the skin fibers over time. Read more

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Does erythromcyin topical gel need to constantly be refrigerated?

Pharmacist: Pharmacist probably knows better than MD. You could read the PI that it came with too. Read more

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Is there any topical gel to make costochondrits symptoms reduce the pain and permanently heal it?

Is there any topical gel to make costochondrits symptoms reduce the pain and permanently heal it?

Voltarin: Usual treatment for costochondritis is nsaids. Some people have found voltaren (diclofenac) topical gel very helpful for costochondritis. It is NSAID in gel form. Need a prescription from physician. Read more

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Will menthol topical gel if used on back harm baby?

Will menthol topical gel if used on back harm baby?

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

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What exactly are topical steroid gels used for?

What exactly are topical steroid gels used for?

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

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If I am on warfarin can I use topical voltarin gel?

If I am on warfarin can I use topical voltarin gel?

Yes: There is no interaction with topical anti-inflammatory agents. Read more

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What is the best reccommended treatment/topical gel/perscription for herpes?

What is the best reccommended treatment/topical gel/perscription for herpes?

Anti-virals: Herpes can be treated with anti-viral medications like acyclovir, valcyclovir, famcyclovir (etc). These vary in dosing regiments and cost. The benefit is greater in the initial outbreak but may lessen the duration and severity of subsequent outbreaks. Read more

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Do gels and topical treatmeant really help scars fade, if so how long will they work, or will the work on old scars?

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 more

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Does the body make a resistence to topical anti-biotic gel/cream by time. .. or it just happens for only oral anti-biotics?

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

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Can I still use Mirvaso Topical Gel 0.33% if I am pregnant?

Can I still use Mirvaso Topical Gel 0.33% if I am pregnant?

The answer is yes,: It is a pregnancy category B drug, which means it is safe in pregnancy. Check with your OB to be sure. Read more