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Should I mix erythromycin topical gel USP 2 % and benzoyl peroxide 10 %?

Acne. Erythromycin gel can be drying and so can benzoyl peroxide. So i would be careful mixing them unless your skin can take it. Try it in asmall area first. U should talk to a dermatologist though. Acne can play havoc in a young person's social life! the acne itself can be bad but the scars it leaves behind can be harder! Read more...

How long can erythromycin/benzoyl peroxide topical cream be stored at room temp?

Not after mixing. Prior to mixing the Erythromycin and benzoyl peroxide together, it can be stored at room temperature; but after mixing, it should be stored in the refrigerator and discarded after 3 months. Read more...

Which works better with tretinoin, topical erythromycin or benzoyl peroxide?

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 more...
May vary by person. The effectiveness of various treatment regimens will vary by individual and sometimes best determined by trial and error. I would recommend the tretinoin and benzoyl peroxide because resistance to the later is less likely than erythromycin. Read more...

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...

I use tretinoin and benzoyl peroxide for adult acne but they are drying out my skin. Should I replace benzoyl with topical erythromycin?

Add moisiturizer. I would not get rid of the benzoyl peroxide - that is really a base staple to acne treatment. Instead, i would focus more on adding moisturizers to your regimen at least twice a day. Use unscented ones and ones with a sunscreen built in to provide extra protection. Read more...
Use moisturizer . No continue but use gentle exfoliation and non comedogenic moisturizer. Read more...

I have adult acne. My skin can tolerate tretinoin, benzoyl peroxide, and topical erythromycin. Which combo is most effective bearing in mind that combining benzoyl and erythromycin stopped working?

Something more? You're not alone. There's also topical Clindamycin -- or the option of moving on to systemic rx. I needed systemic tetracycline from my teens and was able to stop taking it when i was 50. Another systemic option that's not well-known is spironolactone. You already know that acne's not lifestyle-related and as a professional liability deserves to be treated. Best wishes. Read more...
Clinda & salicylic. You may want to try a course of topical Clindamycin and salicylic acid in addition to the tretinoin, . Read more...