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Will doxycycline hyclate and topical tretinoin clear my acne?

Will doxycycline hyclate and topical tretinoin clear my acne?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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Azithromycin (Definition)

Azithromycin (zithromax, azithrocin, zmax, azin)[1] is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics.[2][not in citation given (see discussion.)] it is derived from erythromycin, with a methyl-substituted nitrogen atom incorporated into the lactone ring, thus making ...Read more


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Accutane vs bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) acne help!, what to do?

Accutane vs bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) acne help!, what to do?

First try: "bactrim" isn't as good as some of the other antibiotics, especially the tetracyclines. Don't ever use an antibiotic as sole treatment for acne. Isotretinoin / Accutane is your last resort unless you have cystic acne, for which nothing else will probably work. It's not for the faint-hearted but is a remarkably effective medication. ...Read more

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Will benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) and differin help get rid of acne marks?

Will  benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) and differin help get rid of acne marks?

Maybe: Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) and differin are best used to treat or prevent active acne. If you have superficial scars or marks the differin may help to take them away some but probably not a lot. ...Read more

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Is Accutane or bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) better for acne, what to do?

Is Accutane or bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) better for acne, what to do?

How bad is it?: Isotretinoin is the strongest and most effective medication for acne and is not for the faint-hearted. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is an antibiotic and should never be used as sole therapy; a combination of topical benzoyl peroxide plus a course of systemic tetracycline often clears moderately severe acne. If you're female, the oral contraceptive pill if right for you may work; spironolactone's another rx. ...Read more

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Doxycycline and clindamycin pledgets have not cleared my cystic acne, should I ask for isotretinoin?

Doxycycline and clindamycin pledgets have not cleared my cystic acne, should I ask for isotretinoin?

Possibly: It would be a good idea to talk to your dermatologist about this. There are significant risks and side effects that you would need to understand before taking that medication. ...Read more

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I've started taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) yesterday and developed more acne overnight. Is this common? I'm also using Differin, cereve p.m. and burts bees acne .

I've started taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) yesterday and developed more acne overnight. Is this common?  I'm also using Differin, cereve p.m. and burts bees acne .

How bad is the acne?: Differin is very effective for acne. Burts bees acne is salicylic acid, also good for acne. You can get CeraVe with salicylic acid (SA) and not need Burts bees. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) can help acne but only after 2 or 3 months, usually at a small dose. You will never get worse using it. Acne waxes and wanes with menstrual cycles. Most effective acne therapy for adult women is SPIRONOLACTONE, with or without cert ...Read more

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Is using benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) on my skin for acne good?

Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) for acne: Yes, unless you are allergic to it. ...Read more

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Will doxycycline and benzo pro trigger the acne?

Will doxycycline and benzo pro trigger the acne?

Maybe briefly: But after a week or so, they usually will make it go away. If not, your physician has something stronger. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is minocin (minocycline) a good treatment for acne and blackheads?

Is minocin (minocycline) a good treatment for acne and blackheads?

Minocin (minocycline) & Acne: Minocin (minocycline) is one of the effective oral antibiotics use in the treatment of moderate to severe acne. Blackheads are best treated by gentle, non abrasive cleansing and the use of lotions or creams that help exfoliate surface skin cells and unclog pores, like retinoids, salicylic or azelaic acids. Chemical peels and facials with extractions can also be helpful to control blackheads. ...Read more

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Is clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide good for acne?

Is clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide good for acne?

Yes: Clindycin and bomzoyl peroxide topically are both commonly used for acne treatment ant prevention. ...Read more

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Can i combine tretinoin, benzoyl peroxide and topical erythromycin for adult acne? If yes, in what sequence?

Can i combine tretinoin, benzoyl peroxide and topical erythromycin for adult acne? If yes, in what sequence?

Yes but drying.: I would try benzoyl peroxide followed by retin a (tretinoin) then Erythromycin but you could switch the order of the latter two. Of course other physicians may recommend other regimens. Your skin will likely become quite dry and may benefit from gentle exfoliation first and the use of non comedogenic moisturizers in the am with sunscreen. ...Read more

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Can i take antibiotic and contraceptive pills concurrently for acne?

Can i take antibiotic and contraceptive pills concurrently for acne?

Acne: Yes you can do this as long as the drugs are compatable. Check with your pharmacist to be sure the drugs are compatable. ...Read more

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Differin (adapalene) or dalacin t gel for acne and acne scars ?!

Differin (adapalene) or dalacin t gel for acne and acne scars ?!

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

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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more